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GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.

VirgNievesChapelSmlThe Schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, 3 August: The Virgin Mother of the Church – 7:30 p.m. praying of the rosary; 8 p.m. Mass
Thursday, 4 August: The Virgin Mary, Pilgrim in the Faith – idem
Friday, 5 August: Solemnity of Our Lady of the Snows – 12 noon: solemn ringing of the church bells to announce the feast of Our Lady
7.30 p.m. praying of the rosary; 8 p.m. Mass
In the photo: the chapel of Our Lady of the Snows in the parish church, San Sebastián. 

AsocMujeresSmlIt will be Friday, August 5, at 10 p.m. in the Caseta Municipal at the feria. Price is 20 euro. If you wish to attend, please inform any member of the Junta Directiva (Andrea o Pepa) before July 31. It is sure to be another great time. In the Photo: the Christmas dinner of the Women´s Association at the Convent.

riding_with_corbacero711smlIn April, Family Hammond, two boys aged 8 and 10 and their mother Georgina, set out on the Via de la Plata to ride part of the way to Santiago de Compostela on little horses from Gaucin. See photos entitled "Pilgrims" of them riding through Extremadura. The ponies, Currito and Galleguito are now safely installed in their new home which is a raining centre near Chantilly.

Next cam Ruben Gama and his Arab stallion, dropped off on the beach at Tarifa a few days earlier and on their way to Ruben's home province of Murcia. They were made welcome at the Gaucin Picadero by Antonio Andrades and took advantage of a shower and a good night's sleep before setting out agin into the heat next day.

On Sunday, Peter Ritz from Germany rode in the dark at 5am, accompanied in the cool dark by some Gaucin riders who put him and his PRE stallion Corbacero on the road to Ubrique. His is the greatest marathon of all as he plans to ride the Via Regia all the way to Germany and his home town hear the Polish border. In the photo: Peter Ritz and 'Corbacero'

FuentePlSNio611smlIn the Plaza del Santo Niño, the main square, the market will begin around 10:30 a.m. and will go until 1:30 p.m. Artesanal work, clothing, jewelry, books, food, etc., will be on offer, and the market is an ideal place to meet up with friends and neighbors.


By: ThinkSpain , Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Wednesday 15th June, many people across the globe will have the chance to see one of nature's most spectacular sights - a long total eclipse of the moon.
Astronomers have promised that it will be much more than a normal eclipse of the moon.  It is set to be one of the darkest ever, making the visual experience even more intense than it usually is.
The best places to observe the phenomenon will be the southern part of the Asian continent, Eastern Europe and most especially northern Africa, but the rest of Europe will also be able to enjoy it, provided they are watching the moon just before nightfall.
People in Spain are being advised to look in an easterly-south easterly direction, where the phenomenon will be visible for approximately seven hours from the onset of nightfall.
Although the phenomenon will be visible to the naked eye, the lunar eclipse will be much clearer if viewed out in the countryside, well away from city lights .
- -- Gaucin will be the perfect place