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.
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.
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.
Emérita Lúdica

Emérita Lúdica

From 29th May to 4th June
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.
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.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

From 15th February to 26th February
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Sta. Cruz de Tenerife)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The most Brazilian Carnival in Spain is that of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 15 days of joy, dance, fun and fun. The highlight: the fancy dress costumes at the Gala for the Election of the Queen of the Festivities.

Miguelturra Carnival

From 17th February to 26th February
Miguelturra (Ciudad Real)
Miguelturra Carnival
The Miguelturra Carnival is a fun experience in which you will be more than a spectator: costumes, masks and music fill every street of the town with colour and joy.

The Fallas of Gandía

From 19th February to 19th March
Gandia (Valencia)
Enjoy our Fallas monuments, float parades, paella contests, concerts, fireworks shows, and the burning of the Fallas monuments during 'Nit del Foc'. Furthermore, Gandía offers a rich history and culture with tourist attractions such as the Ducal Palace of the Borja family, the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria, Gandía Beach, and the Gandía Marsh Natural Park.

Jerez Flamenco Festival

From 24th February to 11th March
Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Don't miss the Jerez Flamenco Festival! Immerse yourself in the Andalusian culture and enjoy the best flamenco artists in a unique environment, surrounded by delicious gastronomy and wine. A unique experience that you cannot miss. #JerezFlamencoFestival

The Fallas of Valencia

From 26th February to 19th March
Valencia (Valencia)
The Fallas of Valencia
We invite you to enjoy a great traditional, joyful and colorful festival that takes place in the city of Valencia. The Fallas of Valencia are celebrated from March 15 to 19.

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