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The Wise Men are coming

The Three Kings will visit the Costa del Sol on Friday. :: Sur
The Three Kings will visit the Costa del Sol on Friday. :: Sur
  • The whole of the Costa del Sol is gearing up for the traditional procession of the Three Kings, the final event of the Spanish festive calendar

The whole of the Costa del Sol, along with the rest of Spain, is gearing up for the traditional procession of the Three Kings, the final event of the Spanish festive calendar.

The Cabalgatas (parades) are headed by Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Wise Men), who throw sweets to the thousands of spectators who line the routes along which the procession embarks.

The parades, which take place on Friday 5 January, will include elegantly-decorated floats carrying Gaspar, Melchor and Baltisar, accompanied by an array of biblical and Disney characters.

All of the processions begin in the afternoon and embark on a three or four hour journey through the main streets of the town.

The procession in Nerja will begin in the Parque Verano Azul at 5pm and finish at the Casa Consistorial.

In Vélez-Málaga, the parade will commence at 6pm from Plaza de las Indias, while in Rincón de la Victoria, the procession will leave Los Rubios at 4pm and continue to La Cala del Moral.

Torre del Mar's event will start at 5pm in Calle Manuel Azuaga, while Malaga's grand parade begins in Avenida Cervantes at 6pm and finishes in Plaza de la Merced.

Two processions will take place in Mijas. The first will leave the Campo de Fútbol de Las Lagunas at 4pm and another will set off from Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas Pueblo at 4.30pm.

The Three Kings will leave Torremolinos town hall at 5pm and continue to the centre of the town, while Coín's parade will leave Montesol at 6pm and finish in the Plaza Alameda.

Other parades will include those in Fuengirola, starting in Calle Mallorca at 5.30pm; Marbella, 6pm from Avenida Severo Ochoa; and Estepona, starting in Avenida Andalucía at 5pm and finishing at El Orquidario at 8pm.