Corpus Christi in Benalmádena Pueblo
Benalmádena Pueblo is well known for the celebration of Corpus Christi. The picturesque streets become a mass of vibrant colours. The local residents are awake in the early hours to fill the streets with flower petals creating intricate designs.
After all the hard work, and a morning of sightseers coming to view this very original piece of artwork, a procession from the local church takes place along the decorated streets and quickly converts them into a simple mass of coloured petals.
How to Calculate the date each year
Corpus Christi is a moveable festival, celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, 60 days after Easter.
In Benalmadena Pueblo the flower decorations and procession take place 3 days later, on the following Sunday.
The Sunday celebration occurs between 24 May at earliest (for the first time in 2285) and 27 June at latest (for the first time in 2038).
To be sure you visit on the correct day to see the celebrations here in Benalmadena old town a quick internet search will give you the date of Trinity Sunday and then simply add a week – it’s the following Sunday!
Turn up nice and early. By mid morning it can be busy with tourists all trying to get their photos. The clever ones are already done by then and having a relaxed breakfast in one of the local tapas bars before the procession starts.