Historical festivals

Moors and Christians in Bocairent

From 3rd February to 6th February
Bocairent (Valencia)
The colourful and majestic festivities with a great tradition continue to decorate the streets of this small town in the interior of the province of Valencia. More than 2,000 festeros and festerteras actively participate in the big days of the festivities, along with the rest of the citizens who are, without doubt, also a fundamental part of the Moors and Christians.

Arrival Festival

From 3rd March to 5th March
Baiona (Pontevedra)
A historical and cultural celebration that commemorates Columbus' arrival to America. With parades, historical representations, music, and gastronomy, it's a unique experience that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Come and discover the magic of this centuries-old festival in a wonderful seaside setting. #ArrivalFestival
The Idus of March

The Idus of March

13th March
Mara (Zaragoza)
On the Idus of March, the locals dressed as warriors and sorceresses will offer you a show that is hard to forget.
First Friday in May in Jaca

First Friday in May in Jaca

7th May
Jaca (Huesca)
Every first Friday in May, the people of Jaca recreate the epic battle against the invading armies in which they fought with everything they had, even though they were greatly outnumbered. The women were the key to victory.

Historical Reenactment of the Peace of the Alpujarras

From 11th May to 12th May
Padules (Almería)
In the Alpujarra municipality of Padules, the surrender of the Moors to the troops of Don Juan de Austria is recreated. Visitors can immerse themselves in the Middle Ages due to the great characterisation of the event.
The Contradanza of Cetina

The Contradanza of Cetina

19th May
Cetina (Zaragoza)
Is held every May 19th in Cetina, where you can see the devil and the 'contradanceros' dancing and performing figures in an enchanting atmosphere.
Emérita Lúdica

Emérita Lúdica

From 20th May to 26th May
Mérida (Badajoz)
Discover the fascinating Roman world at Emérita Lúdica. Immerse yourself in historical reenactments, gladiator battles, Roman gastronomy, and cultural activities in Mérida. A unique experience filled with fun and knowledge.
May festivities in Aldeire

May festivities in Aldeire

From 26th May to 28th May
Aldeire (Granada)
At the end of May, Aldeire becomes a stage where Moors and Christians thank the patron saint of the town, the Virgin of the Rosary, for mediating between them.
Caballada of Atenzia

Caballada of Atenzia

31st May
Atienza (Guadalajara)
The Caballada of Atienza, is an ancient tradition that takes place in Atienza where every year, on the last Sunday of Pentecost, a pilgrimage is made to the chapel of 'La Señora de La Estrella'.
Medieval Days of Briones

Medieval Days of Briones

From 17th June to 18th June
Briones (Rioja, La)
The Medieval Days of Briones, takes place on the third weekend of June of each year and these are intended to remember the time of the fourteenth century, where most of the inhabitants participate in the different ceremonies.

Fiesta del Motín in Aranjuez

From 1st September to 5th September
Aranjuez (Madrid)
From September 1 to 5 is celebrated the Fiesta del Motín in Aranjuez, an exciting popular festival that recalls the historic Mutiny of Aranjuez.
Carthaginians and Romans in Cartagena

Carthaginians and Romans in Cartagena

From 16th September to 25th September
Cartagena (Murcia)
In the second half of September, the festival of Carthaginians and Romans is celebrated in Cartagena, considered the great Mediterranean festival where historical events that took place in the city are commemorated.
Festival of the Moors and Christians of Crevillent

Festival of the Moors and Christians of Crevillent

From 30th September to 4th October
Crevillent (Alicante)
Come and discover a great festivity, with spectacular parades and luxurious costumes as part of a great tradition. From the 30th of September to the 4th of October the Moors and Christians Festival of Crevillente is celebrated.

Moors and Christians of El Campello

From 12th October to 15th October
Campello, el (Alicante)
It commemorates the battles against the Barbary pirates in the 16th century. The 12th October is the big day of the festivities, with the Desembarco, at dawn, on the Carrer la Mar beach, and the great parade of Moors and Christians in the afternoon, through the streets of the centre of El Campello.
Elche Medieval Festival

Elche Medieval Festival

From 20th October to 1st November
Elche/Elx (Alicante)
The city of Elche celebrates the Medieval Festival of Elche during the last week of October, with music, theatrical performances and much more.

The Taking of the Villa of Zahara de la Sierra

From 20th October to 22nd October
Zahara de la Sierra (Cádiz)
Relive the epic Taking of the Villa of Zahara in an annual event that combines history and festivity. Hundreds of actors bring to life this epic chapter of the Reconquista. Enjoy typical cuisine and craftsmanship in a spectacular natural setting.

Moors and Christians of Calpe

From 20th October to 23rd October
Calp (Alicante)
A vibrant spectacle of parades, music and colourful costumes recreating the region's medieval history. They stand out for their emotionality and community participation, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Upcoming festivals

Emérita Lúdica

From 20th May to 26th May
Mérida (Badajoz)
Emérita Lúdica
Discover the fascinating Roman world at Emérita Lúdica. Immerse yourself in historical reenactments, gladiator battles, Roman gastronomy, and cultural activities in Mérida. A unique experience filled with fun and knowledge.

Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Navahonda in Robledo de Chavela

From 21st May to 28th May
Robledo de Chavela (Madrid)
Discover the tradition of the Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Navahonda. Experience the excitement of carrying the image of the virgin in procession from her hermitage to the town church and enjoy the festivities, traditional dances, local cuisine, and much more.

Puertollano's Feast of the Holy Vow

From 24th May to 25th May
Puertollano (Ciudad Real)
Puertollano's Feast of the Holy Vow
Discover the centuries-old tradition of the Holy Vow in Puertollano. Enjoy the blessing of rolls, the cow parade, the bonfires, and the delicious sacred stew. Awards, medieval market, and a photography rally complete this unique experience.

May festivities in Aldeire

From 26th May to 28th May
Aldeire (Granada)
May festivities in Aldeire
At the end of May, Aldeire becomes a stage where Moors and Christians thank the patron saint of the town, the Virgin of the Rosary, for mediating between them.

Caballada of Atenzia

31st May
Atienza (Guadalajara)
Caballada of Atenzia
The Caballada of Atienza, is an ancient tradition that takes place in Atienza where every year, on the last Sunday of Pentecost, a pilgrimage is made to the chapel of 'La Señora de La Estrella'.

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