Virgen de las Angustias Festivities- the Patroness of Granada
Throughout the whole month of September many ceremonies take place in honour of the Patroness of Granada.
The local government, different organisations, professional bodies, etc... come to the Basilica to pay public tribute to Her.
On the 15th of September thousands of people come to the Basilica de las Angustias to place a bunch of flowers on its facade.
They come from all over the province to offer a floral tribute to the Virgen de las Angustias (Our Lady of Sorrows) and they are willing to queue up for hours to do so.
This popular cermony is called Ofrenda Floral. The beautiful floral mosaic that they create will decorate the Basilica for many days.
The last Sunday of the month, the solemn procession of the Virgen de las Angustias is held. The streets of Granada are filled with people from all over the city, province and neighbouring towns.
It is a deep-rooted custom to install an Autunm market near the Basilica to sell the first fruits of the season.
The stalls are installed around Fuente de las Batallas and they sell chestnuts, quince, pomegranates, jujube berries and wild crapemyrtles.
However, the star product everybody wants to get hold of is the Torta de la Virgen, a traditional pastry baked in wooden ovens and filled with sweet pumpkin.
This traditional sweet is made specially for this festivity and it´s available only during this week.
The Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Las Angustias is located between Puerta Real and the Corte Inglés, in Carrera del Genil.
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