Enjoy the Sant Pere festival in L’Ametlla de Mar

Located on the charming Costa Dorada, we find L’Ametlla de Mar, popularly known among its inhabitants as ‘La Cala’. This picturesque fishing village, in the heart of the province of Tarragona, stands out for its spectacular natural environment and its rich seafaring history 

Surrounded by coves with crystal-clear waters and Mediterranean landscapes, this municipality is the ideal destination to spend a few memorable days with your loved ones. Its privileged location, in the south of Catalonia, on the Sant Jordi golf course, offers a peaceful atmosphere that invites you to relax and enjoy your holidays. The town is also famous for its traditions and festivals, such as the Sant Pere festival, which fills the streets with joy and devotion. 

In this article we explain everything you need to know about the Sant Pere festival in L’Ametlla de Mar, so you can enjoy it to the full. Remember that, with the shared transfer services and private transfer services, low-cost and sustainable, offered by Shuttle2Sun, you can reach the town from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station. Remember that you can book your transfer up to 24 hours in advance.   

The origin of the festival of Sant Pere, in L’Ametlla de Mar 

The summer festival, Sant Pere, in L’Ametlla de Mar, is held from around 29 June and is one of the most emblematic festivities of this coastal town, linked to its seafaring tradition. This celebration, organised mainly by the Cofradía de Pescadores and with the support of the Town Council, has a rich cultural history.   

Sant Pere was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ and, before following Jesus, he worked as a fisherman. This link with the sea and fishing made him a very significant figure for fishermen, who rely on his protection and guidance during their journeys on the sea.

The figure of Sant Pere is not only important in L’Ametlla de Mar, but also in many fishing villages around the world. 

In L’Ametlla de Mar, where fishing has been a fundamental activity for centuries, Sant Pere has a special place in the hearts of the inhabitants. The festival is not only of a religious nature, but also a celebration of the town’s culture and maritime heritage.

During these days, the municipality comes together to pay homage to its patron saint and give thanks for the bounty of the sea.  

Sant Pere festival in L'Ametlla de Mar

The festivity also includes typical Costa Dorada food and drinks, where fish and seafood are predominant, dishes that celebrate both the local culinary culture and the bounty of the sea.  

Remember that with Shuttle2Sun‘s low-cost and sustainable shared transfer services and private transfer services you can travel to L’Ametlla de Mar from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station. 

Preparations and decoration

The preparations for the summer Fiesta Mayor begin days before 29 June. The streets and squares of the town are decorated with flags, garlands and festive lights. Fishermen prepare their boats to take part in the maritime procession, one of the most eagerly awaited moments of the celebration. The residents dress up in their best clothes, and the children take part in activities and workshops related to the traditions of the fiesta, such as the Literature and Drawing competition. In addition, the Cofradía de Pescadores and the Town Council are working hard to finalise the last details and make sure that, in these days, everything goes perfectly. 

La Cala Costa Dorada

Programme of the Festival of Sant Pere in l’Ametlla de Mar  

The Festival of Sant Pere in L’Ametlla de Mar offers an extensive programme of events and activities to celebrate local culture and tradition.   

It will begin on Friday night, 28th June, with a lively verbena, performed by the musical group Los Cráneos. At the end of the concert, a glass of cava will be handed out to those attending to celebrate the start of the festivities. During the evening, there will also be a performance by the group The Baldats, followed by a mobile disco. 

On Saturday, 29 June, the festivities will begin at 12:00 noon, with the traditional Vermut de Sant Pere. Attendees will be able to enjoy live music by Rodemi’s.  

From 6.30 p.m. onwards, the official reception will be held in the ‘la llotja’ area, during which the prizes for the literature and drawing competitions will be awarded.  

Later, at 7.15 p.m., one of the most emblematic moments of the festival will take place: the solemn mass in honour of Sant Pere Pescador. Afterwards, between 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm, the long-awaited maritime procession will take place. 

In this procession, the figure of Sant Pere will be taken out to sea in decorated boats, accompanied by the La Cala Music Band and the La Cala Cornets and Drums. At the end, fireworks will light up the sky of l’Ametlla de Mar.   

The night will culminate with a lively popular verbena, with the music of the Pensylvania orchestra and, afterwards, with a mobile discotheque.  

On Sunday, 30 June, the day will begin at 9:00 am with the start of the Sant Pere mountain bike marathon and will continue at 9:30 am with the popular sardine, an excellent opportunity to enjoy the local gastronomy in the company of your loved ones. 

At 10:00 am, the Sant Pere Clay Pigeon Shoot will take place. This event is a tradition that brings together shooting enthusiasts. For the little ones, at 11:30 h, the children’s performance ‘Pirata Barba Estrella y el Tesoro’ will be presented, with which children can embark on a fun pirate’s treasure hunt. Finally, at 12:00 h, the traditional game of ‘La Barra del Cos’ will take place with the company of the charanga Suquet Calero, adding music and joy to the celebration.  

Don’t think twice and come to l’Ametlla de Mar to enjoy its Sant Pere festival. Remember, with Shuttle2Sun‘s low-cost and sustainable shared transfer services and private transfer services, you can get to La Cala from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station. Remember that you can book your transfer up to 24 hours in advance.   

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