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The XLIX National Festival of Exaltation of Botillo de Bembibre moves to March 19

The growing number of cases of Covid-19 at the beginning of the year and the consequent worsening of the pandemic situation has made us rethink the celebration of the XLIX National Festival of Exaltation of Botillo, initially scheduled for next February 19. We understand that it is not prudent to think that within a month Bembibre will be able to host an event of this magnitude, despite the fact that the City [...]

January 19th, 2022|

The literary and poster contests of the XLIX Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo have been called

The Department of Culture, Festivities, Tourism and Commerce of the Town of Bembibre has called the poster and literary contests of the XLIX Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo, with a significant increase in their economic amount. On the one hand, the poster contest prize raises the amount to 500 euros, compared to 350 for previous editions (42% higher). On the other hand, the prize for the winner of the [...]

December 4th, 2021|

Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo launches its website

Bembibre’s Botillo Festival has a website, www.festivaldelbotillo.com, to promote botillo’s cultural and gastronomic event. It is a dynamic site that will be updated periodically in order to give information about each edition. The objective was to achieve an attractive web page, with a strong visual impact, easy navigation. A site with all the content to fulfil the citizens needs of knowledge about the Botillo’s Festival. It will allow people to find out [...]

November 17th, 2021|

Bembibre will celebrate in 2022 the XLIX Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo

Bembibre will celebrate its National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo next year, after being cancelled last February due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bembibre Town Council launched in August its calling for public tenders in order to arrange the catering services, decoration and supply for marquees, anticipating that the health emergency would maintain a positive evolution, as it happened. “Two months ago we decided to celebrate Cristo festivities thanks to the [...]

November 5th, 2021|

El Botillo, essential in the Gastronomic Days of El Bierzo

T The XXXVII Gastronomic Days of El Bierzo are already underway. With thirty restaurants in the region and one in Valdeorras, this event will offer the public the most relevant products of the land. An edition that was attended by the scientist Saúl Ares, chairman of this Botillo Festival edition. Ares did not overlook his family tradition linked to the countryside in El Bierzo, between Villadepalos and Berlanga. For just over a [...]

October 22nd, 2021|

Bembibre’s Botillo Festival, one of the outstanding elements of the municipality in the ‘World Map Challenge’

Bembibre participated last May in the so-called ‘World Map Challenge’, an Ecovidrio initiative to stimulate recycling. The challenge was overcome. It involved increasing the amount of recycled glass by 10% for May and June. The municipality got its prize: five containers vinyl with representative elements of the municipality. The big surprise has been that the Botillo and its Festival are part of the highlights that represent Bembibre, along with other elements such [...]

September 16th, 2021|

The Pencho Cros Award to Bembibre’s Botillo Festival

The Cante de las Minas International Festival (La Unión, Murcia) has recognized the relevance of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo. The festival was awarded with the Pencho Cros in the Gastronomy category. This event, which has just turned 60, is focused on the spread of flamenco art and mining songs. Bembibre’s Botillo Festival received the award for its dissemination of this typical dish from the mining region of Bierzo”, [...]

August 1st, 2021|

The Botillo Festival receives the recognition of ‘festival of regional tourist interest’

The National Festival of Exaltation of the Botillo de Bembibre adds a new tourist recognition that highlights the importance of the event, which has been held in Bembibre since 1973. The El Bierzo County Council has approved a series of manifestations of regional interest in which it could not be missing this gastronomic event, which already has the declarations of provincial, regional and national interest.

July 27th, 2021|

Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo, ‘Pencho Cros’ award in gastronomy at the Cante de las Minas de La Unión Festival

Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo and the International Festival Cante de las Minas de La Unión (Murcia) began the twinning protocol in February 2020, on the occasion of the last edition of the gastronomic event in Bierzo. This year, our most representative event has received the ‘Pencho Cros’ Gastronomy award. This announcement is made on the occasion of the selective tests that have taken place in Fabero, in the [...]

June 2nd, 2021|

A special television show to celebrate Bembibre’s Botillo Festival in a different way, due to the pandemic

On Saturday, February 6th, the town of Bembibre would have dressed up to host the 49th edition of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo. The pandemic has not allowed it, but the television network La 8 Bierzo has reminded us of the importance of this day taking spectators in a journey through its history and testimonies from people closely related to the event from its origins. […]

February 5th, 2021|

Yolanda Navarro from Bembibre wins the special edition of the Botillo Festival Literary Contest

Bembibre’s Botillo Festival could not be celebrated in 2021, but it did keep its commitment to the literary contest. The jury has decided that the work presented by Yolanda Navarro, from Bembibre, “The Last Supper”, will receive the award. 60 works were presented this year. It is possible to find the last awarded title and other award-winning works in the Literary Contest Winners page.

February 5th, 2021|

The XLIX National Festival of Exaltation of Botillo de Bembibre moves to March 19

The growing number of cases of Covid-19 at the beginning of the year and the consequent worsening of the pandemic situation has made us rethink the celebration of the XLIX National Festival of Exaltation of Botillo, initially scheduled for next February 19. We understand that it is not prudent to think that within a month Bembibre will be able to host an event of this magnitude, despite the fact that the City [...]

The literary and poster contests of the XLIX Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo have been called

The Department of Culture, Festivities, Tourism and Commerce of the Town of Bembibre has called the poster and literary contests of the XLIX Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo, with a significant increase in their economic amount. On the one hand, the poster contest prize raises the amount to 500 euros, compared to 350 for previous editions (42% higher). On the other hand, the prize for the winner of the [...]

Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo launches its website

Bembibre’s Botillo Festival has a website, www.festivaldelbotillo.com, to promote botillo’s cultural and gastronomic event. It is a dynamic site that will be updated periodically in order to give information about each edition. The objective was to achieve an attractive web page, with a strong visual impact, easy navigation. A site with all the content to fulfil the citizens needs of knowledge about the Botillo’s Festival. It will allow people to find out [...]

Bembibre will celebrate in 2022 the XLIX Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo

Bembibre will celebrate its National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo next year, after being cancelled last February due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bembibre Town Council launched in August its calling for public tenders in order to arrange the catering services, decoration and supply for marquees, anticipating that the health emergency would maintain a positive evolution, as it happened. “Two months ago we decided to celebrate Cristo festivities thanks to the [...]

El Botillo, essential in the Gastronomic Days of El Bierzo

T The XXXVII Gastronomic Days of El Bierzo are already underway. With thirty restaurants in the region and one in Valdeorras, this event will offer the public the most relevant products of the land. An edition that was attended by the scientist Saúl Ares, chairman of this Botillo Festival edition. Ares did not overlook his family tradition linked to the countryside in El Bierzo, between Villadepalos and Berlanga. For just over a [...]

Bembibre’s Botillo Festival, one of the outstanding elements of the municipality in the ‘World Map Challenge’

Bembibre participated last May in the so-called ‘World Map Challenge’, an Ecovidrio initiative to stimulate recycling. The challenge was overcome. It involved increasing the amount of recycled glass by 10% for May and June. The municipality got its prize: five containers vinyl with representative elements of the municipality. The big surprise has been that the Botillo and its Festival are part of the highlights that represent Bembibre, along with other elements such [...]

The Pencho Cros Award to Bembibre’s Botillo Festival

The Cante de las Minas International Festival (La Unión, Murcia) has recognized the relevance of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo. The festival was awarded with the Pencho Cros in the Gastronomy category. This event, which has just turned 60, is focused on the spread of flamenco art and mining songs. Bembibre’s Botillo Festival received the award for its dissemination of this typical dish from the mining region of Bierzo”, [...]

The Botillo Festival receives the recognition of ‘festival of regional tourist interest’

The National Festival of Exaltation of the Botillo de Bembibre adds a new tourist recognition that highlights the importance of the event, which has been held in Bembibre since 1973. The El Bierzo County Council has approved a series of manifestations of regional interest in which it could not be missing this gastronomic event, which already has the declarations of provincial, regional and national interest.

Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo, ‘Pencho Cros’ award in gastronomy at the Cante de las Minas de La Unión Festival

Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo and the International Festival Cante de las Minas de La Unión (Murcia) began the twinning protocol in February 2020, on the occasion of the last edition of the gastronomic event in Bierzo. This year, our most representative event has received the ‘Pencho Cros’ Gastronomy award. This announcement is made on the occasion of the selective tests that have taken place in Fabero, in the [...]

A special television show to celebrate Bembibre’s Botillo Festival in a different way, due to the pandemic

On Saturday, February 6th, the town of Bembibre would have dressed up to host the 49th edition of Bembibre’s National Festival for the Exaltation of Botillo. The pandemic has not allowed it, but the television network La 8 Bierzo has reminded us of the importance of this day taking spectators in a journey through its history and testimonies from people closely related to the event from its origins. […]

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