Casa Louisa A self catering holiday home in Rute Spain

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For self catering accommodation in Andalucia, Spain then Casa Louisa in Rute makes a great base. You can explore the picturesque white washed villages that surround the Subbetica Natural Park or enjoy the cities of Malaga, Granada, Cordoba and Seville; all within an easy drive from the house. Keep up to date with the latest news here and remember we can take bookings for 2020.

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Follow the processions

Watch from our balcony

The front balcony of Casa Louisa has a great view of most of the processions that take place in Rute during Semana Santa. It's not too
late to book for this year!'

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Viva La Morenita!

A great start to May

"The Virgin of Head" (Virgen de la Cabeza) is a procession that leaves a little church and for a day traverse the town in May on the second weekend of the month on Sunday 10th May.

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Enjoy the geraniums

It's competition time

Once again you can take part, or simply view, the wonderful and inspiring colourful arrangements in the annual competition for the "best dressed" balcony or patio.

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Semana Santa in Rute 2020

Semana Santa in  Rute 2020

Why is Easter such a big deal in Spain?

In 2020, Easter Sunday falls on April 12th but celebrations of the biggest religious festival of the year begin a week earlier on the 5th.

Holy Week (Semana Santa) is the biggest religious celebration of the year in Spain, which means public holidays, a good deal of eating and drinking and lots of processions. Easter is a time for Spaniards to take to the streets and watch elaborate reenactments of the Passion, as well as enjoy some time off work in the company of their families and friends.

Elaborate processions take place throughout Holy Week. Associations known as cofradías or ‘brotherhoods’ (whose members take part in the processions) are a strong tradition in Spain, with many dating back to the Middle Ages.
Semana Santa processions are also known as ‘penance processions’ and involve members of the brotherhood (nazarenos) parading from their church, not forgetting the music that plays an important part in Semana Santa processions - most are accompanied by live marching bands that play religious music.

You can find out more about Semana Santa on this web site

Viva La Reina de Rute

The procession of La Morenita

Cast off the winter woolies, Summer is almost here

Not long after Easter this year, the residents of Rute lay aside the winter woolies and dust off their colourful summer clothes to take part in the procession for La Morenita, the Queen of Rute! The procession takes place on the second weekend in May, Sunday 10th this year when La Morenita will be carried around the town. Don't miss this happy and colourful day, more information can be found in the Tourism Rute web site.'

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung

The eighth year of this colourful competition

The annual competition of the balconies, patios and colourful corners takes place again this May. You can register to take part or you can just enjoy a colourful tour around the many patios and balconies of the towns of the Subbetica, dates to be confirmed. Support the hard work of the competitors again this year, more information can be found on the Toursim Rute web site.