The Castropol flower carpets in 2017 were stunning!! This year they were on Sunday the 18th June, but the date changes each year in relation to Easter. They are on the Sunday of Corpus Christi. In 2018 they will be on the 3rd June so if you want to see them it is worth planning your self catering holiday with this in mind.
They are created by the ladies in Castropol and the carpets have become famous in Spain with people travelling hundreds of miles to come and see them. Although they are called 'flower' carpets, they use a wide range of products to create them. Rice, coloured sawdust, coffee grounds, sand, salt and many other things are used as well as flower petals, reeds and eucalyptus nuts.
The ladies create the carpets during the night so you can go and look at them during the Sunday morning. Get there early to avoid the crowds. There is a mass around midday and once the service is over, there is a procession around the village and the carpets are trampled. By evening, you wouldn't know anything had been there!! When it is all too much for you, you can grab a coffee in Peña Mar.