What's on in Acebuchal
June / July:
Every year the little village celebrates the Acebuchal fiesta either the last weekend in June, or the first in July, a celebration in honour of the Acebuchal’s patron saint, San Juan Bautista.
It is made possible through the help of both of its neighbouring villages, Cómpeta and Frigiliana.
Although El Acebuchal is located in the municipality of Cómpeta, the village is closely linked to Frigiliana and its people, many of whom have memories and experiences of the place long before its houses were restored.
Thus, although the fiesta is organized by Cómpeta town hall, groups of young choirs and dancers come along from Frigiliana.
But of course it’s Acebuchal’s local association and some of its homeowners who put it all together and make it such a great day to visit El Acebuchal.
The usual timetable for the day is as follows:
At 11.00 am in the chapel there is the eucharist mass of Saint John accompanied by the Rociero choir of Cómpeta.
A 12.00 midday there’s a procession through the village streets in which the virgin of the Immaculate is processed through the cobbled streets. Accompanied by Cómpeta’s municipal band.
Between 1.00 and 2.00 pm a large paella is dished out to visitors along with free drinks.
The day finishes with a flamenco show and live music.
Acebuchal pages guide
Use the links below to explore what you can see and do in Acebuchal, what festivals take place through the year, and to read about the area’s fascinating history.