Mojácar gets ready for its annual Candlelit Night
Next Thursday, 26th July 2018, Mojácar will once again hold its ´Noche de las Velas´, an event nobody wants to miss, when Mojácar shines under the stars illuminated totally by candlelight.
At dusk, the lighting in the town, including many local businesses, will be switched off to give way to the flickering light of white candles that will flood the historic old town´s streets, windows and facades.
To stroll through the streets of one of the most beautiful towns in Spain in this beautiful lighting is not only a treat to the eyes, but also, it´s a great chance to enjoy a variety of top standard musicians and entertainment for everyone at the different beauty spots and squares.
MUSIC IN THE CANDLELIGHT
From 10 p.m. onwards, the pianist Rosario Almansa will play again this year at the foot of the Cueva Mariquita la Posá. The violin and the guitar of ´Monica and Sus Amigos´ will liven up the Plaza de las Flores, while ´Shirin´ the oriental dancer will transport the crowd to the 1001 Arabian Nights in the Plaza del Parterre. Meanwhile, the Plaza del Frontón will move to the reggae rhythm of the group “Efecto Sur”, with other musicians and jugglers strolling through the town´s streets, ending up at the Plaza Nueva.
TELESCOPES AND MOSAICS
This magical night will present the perfect time to look out to the skies, when stargazing is especially interesting. At the Mirador del Castillo, there will be several telescopes placed for everyone to use, free of charge.
Also on this wonderful night, there will be a chance to join together with the creation of two candle mosaics placed in the Plaza del Frontón and Calle Glorieta.
SPECIAL EVENT PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The town´s transport department has a special public transport plan for “Noche de las Velas 2018”, which will start at 7 p.m. that evening and go through until 4 a.m.
More than 20 buses will serve the route stops along Mojácar Playa to facilitate access to the Pueblo, with coordinated direct lines going up and down, as well as shuttles from the Pueblo to the Parque Comercial, designed to speed up travel. To quicken bus ticket purchase, they will be on sale at different kiosks set up at the busiest points along the route including: Hotel Indalo, Hotel Pueblo Indalo, Parque Comercial (by the biosaludable outdoor gym), the Petrol Station, The Avenida Encamp and Marina de la Torre.
Also, and given the popularity of the event, it has been decided to improve the public transport service by prohibiting the access of private vehicles to the Pueblo from 7 p.m. which will affect the Avenida Encamp, Avenida Paris, Calle Glorieta as well as the Pueblo, a similar strategy to the one in place for the Moors and Christians parade.
Both the routes and extra lines have been put in place to give greater flexibility to the public transport service and reduce the waiting time for everyone travelling up and down to the Pueblo. To assist this, the ticket sales kiosks will be kept informed about the most suitable route and lines, so that users wanting to go up to the Pueblo and later return to their place of residence can be given clear information about which bus to take.
Additionally, the taxi service will be reinforced that night, which can be easily contacted by ringing the Tele Taxi number, 950 888 111.
The Council, through its Tourism Department, has carried out a massive publicity campaign about the event, through its websites, newsletters, social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.) with posters appearing on the coaches and buses of the region´s main transport companies.