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Bembibre’s Botillo Festival

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Preparations begin

The next National Festival of Exaltation of the Botillo is close:

February 11, 2023

Very soon we will have all the information, ticket sales, poster and activities.

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary and we want it to be very special, at the height of our most emblematic sausage. We recommend that you stay tuned to our website and Facebook social network.

Remember that this website is the official source of the Bembibre National Botillo Exaltation Festival.

Preparations begin

The next National Festival of Exaltation of the Botillo is close:

11 de febrero de 2023

Very soon we will have all the information, ticket sales, poster and activities.

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary and we want it to be very special, at the height of our most emblematic sausage. We recommend that you stay tuned to our website and Facebook social network.

Remember that this website is the official source of the Bembibre National Botillo Exaltation Festival.

The festival

Gastronomy, culture and tradition

The Botillo festival is one of the most relevant gastronomic events of northern Spain and it is also considered a Festival of National Tourist Interest in the country.

Bembibre’s Botillo Festival have been an annual gastronomic and cultural event since 1973. It enlightens the bond of this village population with this meat-stuffed pork intestine preparation.

Botillo is a meat-stuffed dish typical from the county of El Bierzo, in the Spanish province of León. Its main ingredients are the pork ribs and tail. It can also include the pig’s tongue, cheeks, shoulder blade, and backbone, but never exceeding 20% of the total volume.

Botillo is a kind of embutido (cold meat) normally consumed in the winter season for its high amount of calories. It is a product that has remained in popular culture as an emblematic food and tradition coming from the ancestors of the region.

Nowadays, this product is endorsed by the official logo of the Protected Geographical Indication. A sales description that certifies its quality of production in a specific area, which coincides with the limits of El Bierzo county.

With this background, the celebration of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo keeps its popular culture with the elation of this delicacy in a party that has become one of the most important gastronomic events in north-western Spain. Not surprisingly, botillo has the capacity to bring together more than a thousand people in each edition.

Cultural event and gala dinner

The Festival consists of two parts: on the one hand, the institutional and cultural act, which includes the mantenedor’s (chairperson) speech and, on the other, the tasting of the botillo in a great gala dinner.

The main act also includes the, often musical, performance of groups or artists recognized on the national scene. Bembibre’s Botillo Festival has been attended, among others, by artists such as José Mercé, Bertín Osborne, Café Quijano, Shayla Dúrcal, Carlos Núñez, Diana Navarro, el Consorcio, etc.

After dinner, the event finishes with a ball to end this celebration that continues to gain followers every year.

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Mantenedores (Chairpeople)

Gastronomy, culture and tradition

The Botillo festival is one of the most relevant gastronomic events of northern Spain and it is also considered a Festival of National Tourist Interest in the country.

Bembibre’s Botillo Festival have been an annual gastronomic and cultural event since 1973. It enlightens the bond of this village population with this meat-stuffed pork intestine preparation.

Botillo is a meat-stuffed dish typical from the county of El Bierzo, in the Spanish province of León. Its main ingredients are the pork ribs and tail. It can also include the pig’s tongue, cheeks, shoulder blade, and backbone, but never exceeding 20% of the total volume.

Botillo is a kind of embutido (cold meat) normally consumed in the winter season for its high amount of calories. It is a product that has remained in popular culture as an emblematic food and tradition coming from the ancestors of the region.

Nowadays, this product is endorsed by the official logo of the Protected Geographical Indication. A sales description that certifies its quality of production in a specific area, which coincides with the limits of El Bierzo county.

With this background, the celebration of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo keeps its popular culture with the elation of this delicacy in a party that has become one of the most important gastronomic events in north-western Spain. Not surprisingly, botillo has the capacity to bring together more than a thousand people in each edition.

The Festival consists of two parts: on the one hand, the institutional and cultural act, which includes the mantenedor’s (chairperson) speech and, on the other, the tasting of the botillo in a great gala dinner.

The main act also includes the, often musical, performance of groups or artists recognized on the national scene. Bembibre’s Botillo Festival has been attended, among others, by artists such as José Mercé, Bertín Osborne, Café Quijano, Shayla Dúrcal, Carlos Núñez, Diana Navarro, el Consorcio, etc.

After dinner, the event finishes with a ball to end this celebration that continues to gain followers every year.

Mantenedores (Chairpeople)

Latest editions of the Festival

Complete list of chairpeople
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Chairpeople in the latest editions

Complete list of chairpeople

News

The Bembibre’s Botillo Festival continues to gain followers after the extraordinary reception of the XLIX edition

Bembibre wanted to enjoy his National Botillo Exaltation Festival again after the suspension of activities in 2021 due to Covid-19. For this reason, it is not surprising that this 49th edition returned in style, and in fact the mayor of Bembibre, Silvia Cao, during her speech was no stranger to [...]

“Con el alma engalanada”, round table at the Cultural Week of the Botillo Festival

This Thursday, March 17, the Cultural Week of the National Festival of Exaltation of the Botillo will focus on the Bembibre Sewing Workshop, following the common thread of this edition of the gastronomic event. It will be with a round table, moderated by the Bembibrense journalist María Ángeles Cebrones, entitled [...]

These are the creations of the establishments participating in the Botillo Pinchos Days (Jornada de Pinchos del Botillo)

Last Friday the Botillo Pinchos Days began and the jury is already preparing the verdict that will decide the name of the winner. There are still three days left for those who have not tasted these gastronomic delights, to enjoy their drink with a botillo skewer. It will be this [...]

The Murcian Miguel Sánchez Robles wins the literary contest of the XLIX Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo

The professor of Geography and History and writer Miguel Sánchez Robles (Caravaca de la Cruz, 1957) has been the winner of the literary contest of the Bembibre’s Botillo Festival with the story Rosi “La blonde”. […]

Luis Larrodera, chairman of the XLIX Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo that will feature the performance of Pastora Soler

The presenter, actor, comedian and announcer from Zaragoza, Luis Larrodera, will be the maintainer of the XLIX National Festival of Exaltation of Botillo de Bembibre, which will be held on March 19 in the Manuel Marqués Patarita pavilion. The musical note will be borne by the artist Pastora Soler, who [...]

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The Bembibre’s Botillo Festival continues to gain followers after the extraordinary reception of the XLIX edition

Bembibre wanted to enjoy his National Botillo Exaltation Festival again after the suspension of activities in 2021 due to Covid-19. For this reason, it is not surprising that this 49th edition returned in style, and in fact the mayor of Bembibre, Silvia Cao, during her speech was no stranger to [...]

“Con el alma engalanada”, round table at the Cultural Week of the Botillo Festival

This Thursday, March 17, the Cultural Week of the National Festival of Exaltation of the Botillo will focus on the Bembibre Sewing Workshop, following the common thread of this edition of the gastronomic event. It will be with a round table, moderated by the Bembibrense journalist María Ángeles Cebrones, entitled [...]

These are the creations of the establishments participating in the Botillo Pinchos Days (Jornada de Pinchos del Botillo)

Last Friday the Botillo Pinchos Days began and the jury is already preparing the verdict that will decide the name of the winner. There are still three days left for those who have not tasted these gastronomic delights, to enjoy their drink with a botillo skewer. It will be this [...]

The Murcian Miguel Sánchez Robles wins the literary contest of the XLIX Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo

The professor of Geography and History and writer Miguel Sánchez Robles (Caravaca de la Cruz, 1957) has been the winner of the literary contest of the Bembibre’s Botillo Festival with the story Rosi “La blonde”. […]

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