Remembering the past in Mijas Costa del Sol

Torrijos 1831, ready for action Credit: Ayuntamiento de Mijas

ALTHOUGH the Costa del Sol doesn’t organise Moors and Christians Festival unlike other areas further north, there is still time for a good historical re-enactment and this time it’s in Mijas.

On Saturday November 30 from 11.30am some 50 member of the Torrijos 1831 Historical-Cultural Association will march from Playa Charcon towards the town in memory of the afternoon on December 2, 1831 when General Torrijos and his troops rebelled against the regime of King Ferdinand VII.

Supported by the council, this event reminds modern day residents of the fact that those taking part in the struggle were fighting for freedom from a tyrannical regime.

The group will dress in the uniforms of soldiers of the time and at 1pm at the foot of the tower in the Plaza Torreon will let off a fusillade of rifle shots and may capture a few prisoners whilst there will be a camp where visitors can get a general idea of the life of the carabineros.

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