San Isidro, Nerja

Monday was almost ideal for the annual Romería de San Isidro, a bit of light cloud here and there making it nice and warm rather than oppressively hot as is sometimes the case. Crowds lined the streets, cafe terraces were filled and people came out on their balconies to watch the procession wend its way slowly from the centre of town to the Nerja caves in the village of Maro.

The Council is now reportedly looking for a new site for the San Isidro celebrations after the Nerja Caves Foundation made an official request for the event to be moved from its grounds. The current site has been used since 1984.

San Isidro, Nerja

I definitely got the impression that there were not as many floats this year, although still a high number, and certainly less ‘pilgrims’ following the procession.

San Isidro, Nerja

San Isidro, Nerja

One horse put on an energetic display of rearing and spinning before deciding both he and his rider should examine the road surface more closely. Neither was injured – apart from a bit of pride, of course – and rejoined the procession.

San Isidro, Nerja

Around town, a fair number of bars were closed for the day but those that were open, such as The Round Bar and La Tasquita for example, were absolutely packed to the rafters.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.