San Pedro de Alcantara is a district of Marbella on the Costa del Sol, between Algeciras and Malaga and an important part of the route by car from Seville to Malaga, a route that many ‘Sevillean’ tourists do in the summer.
The San Pedro fair takes place during the month of October, from the 17th to the 23rd, and are particularly popular in Marbella. The most important day is the 19th of October, the day of San Pedro de Alcantara.
The fair of San Pedro offers fireworks, fair huts installed in the fairground, a municipal music band, flamenco shows and the proclamation of the misses amongst other events.
If as well as its festivities we would like to enjoy the visit to San Pedro, we can find amongst the historical legacy a few points of interest:
- Roman Thermal baths of Las Bovedas
- Paleo-Christian Basilica of Vega del Mar, includes the remains of a necropolis, discovered in the early 20th century
- Almenara Tower of Bovedas, situated next to the Roman thermal baths
- Village of San Luis
- La Alcoholera in the Ingenio district dates back to the 19th century and was a sugar factory ordered to be built by the Marquis of Duero and inaugurated in 1871, today converted into a cultural centre.
In San Pedro not only will we be able to enjoy its fair and festivities but also an important cultural legacy.