To coincide with the night of San Lorenzo's Tears (known as the rain of stars) the historic Mojácar Pueblo will host its famous “Night of the Candles" on Wednesday August 12, for the fourth consecutive year.
Mojácar, which is renowned for its beauty, breathtaking views and exceptional location, is one of the most ideal places in Spain to gaze out into space at the stars. This can be done any night of the year, but is at its best on this magical August night, when for the fourth time, Mojacar will offer visitors the chance to contemplate the starlit sky by turning off the electric lights and lighting the Pueblo with candles.
This evening is being prepared with every effort and great enthusiasm by the Mojácar Pueblo Association with the help from Mojácar Council. Together they hope to magically take the village back in time to how it was before electric lighting.
A route has been designed that will be lit with torches and candles, inviting visitors to stroll through the narrow streets of the village to watch the stars from different viewpoints, which will undoubtedly amaze them with their beauty.
Many retailers, business people and residents in the Pueblo are participating in this great initiative, dressing in white and dimming the lights in their homes and premises, creating a very special atmosphere in the dim candlelight. The initiative, which has the backing of Mojacar Council, is expected to grow stronger over time and make the town an even more attractive tourist destination.
For all who come to visit, there will be two kiosks in the Pueblo to buy candles, one by the lift and another under the cave, La Cueva Mariquita La Posá, so that you can place them in different streets and places along the way.
In the same cave, there will be dramatizations of old stories about the pueblo, such as Lucinda La Enamorada and the legend of The Cave.
At around 10.30 p.m. there will be a parade through the village streets with a variety of performers including percussionists, fire magicians, jugglers and stilt walkers.