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More than 60,000 people attended the LGBT parade on Saturday

Participants on one of the Pride floats.
Participants on one of the Pride floats. / SUR
  • The Torremolinos Pride celebrations exceeded all expectations in Torremolinos

The Torremolinos Pride parade proved it can claim to be the biggest event of its kind in Spain after Madrid on Saturday.

A record 60,000 people, a third more than last year, turned out for the event, the highlight of the week-long festival which is now in its fifth year.

Despite being an event celebrating the LGBT+ collective, the entire local community as well as thousands of visitors took part in the celebrations.

Families took to the streets with small children enjoying the music and water pistols, and even the elderly applauded the display from their doorways.

The parade boasted a larger number of floats than in previous years, stretching for 400 metres.

Firefighters, once again, made an appearance and were a particular highlight for spectators, hosing crowds with litres of water while music played in the background.

This year's festival was opened by Víctor Gutiérrez, one of Spain's best waterpolo players and now an important figure in the LGBT+ community.

"Torremolinos has yet again put itself on the international LGBT+ map, bringing people from all over the world who are amazed at the town, its attractions and its people," he said.