Paso Del Fuego which is also known as fire walking, is considered a national game and cultural interest for the fiery red-blooded Spanish.
In the middle of the night, people usually gather around bonfires to watch the flames burn but San Pedro Manrique celebrate fire in their unique way.
In the ancient event of ‘Paso Del Fuego’, people walk over a bed of burning coals – barefoot! Thousands of tourists from all over the world comes to see this event. The burning carpet measures around one meter wide and two meter long and 15 centimeters deep.
The citizens of San Pedro Manrique cross a sizzling hot bed of embers and do so by accompanied by the fanfare of trumpets. The ‘Mondidas’ three single girls come forward and they are the ones who cross the bed of burning coals first, but they are carried on the backs of young gentlemen. After them, anyone from the crowd can take part, including you!
To avoid burns, participants should be mentally and physically well prepared. Mostly, participants – including first-timers, hardly receive any burns on their feet expect for minor blistering.
It has been witnessed that many participants carry someone on their back, as carrying someone puts extra weight so in that way it helps the participants to avoid burns.
“Walk across the burning carpet for the ultimate rush of adrenaline.”
Paso Del Fuego takes place in chapel Virgen de la Peña. It is located in the municipality of San Pedro Manrique and a city of Soria.
If you want to attend the Paso Del Fuego event it is better to stay in Soria, As Paso Del Feugo takes place in chapel Virgen de la Peña in San Pedro Manrique. The event location is only a 30 minutes’ drive from Soria.
Apart from the fire walking festival, you will want to explore Soria itself too. You can easily travel around the city with the local tour companies, or rent a private car from the local car rentals. Unfortunately the public transport in Soria is only limited to its town. Buses usually go to the rural villages but they only run once a day so they may not be a suitable option for tourists and visitors.
There are many hotels and hostels In Soria built to accommodate tourists from around the world. Among these is the hotel Posada Real De Santa Quiteria, which is highly recommendable, especially for couples, because of its charming hillside location. Guests are offered exquisite views of lush green gardens and beautiful stepped terraces.
The hotel fare in Soria starts from minimum of 29 Euro per night which is quite reasonable. You can find a number of business apps and websites online that inform you of the best-rated accommodations in Soria, from hotels to Bed n Breakfasts. guidance from the locals.
Soria, a province of Spain, is famous for its beautiful mountains, rivers, lakes and architectural heritage and cathedrals.
When in Soria, you must visit the Numancia Archaeological Site and take a dive into the rich and fascinating ancient history of Spain.
Soria also has the Castillo de Gormaz, which is the longest castle in Europe protected by 28 towers. You can also walk around the castle.
Soria has a famous Numatic Museum. Visit the museum to see the historical side of Soria where you can observe ancient jewelries, ceramics and mammoth bones.
Visit the local restaurants of Soria to enjoy their national and regional delicacies prepared with authentic ingredients and flavors. Niscalo and Boletus, Torrenillo and black truffle are some of their most popular dishes and foods.
Paso Del Fuego is scheduled to be held from June 23rd, 2019 to June 24th, 2019.
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