Program of Medieval Days of Montiel

Year 2023

It celebrates: From 24th March to 26th March
Place: Montiel (Ciudad Real)

Historical days related to the death of Pedro I of Castile, recreating the arrival of the king in Montiel, taking refuge in the Castle of the Star. We will see how life was in the 14th century and witness the famous Battle of Montiel.

Program of Medieval Days of Montiel

More information:

Montiel Medieval 2023 Program

(In the PDF document of the previous link you can consult a map to locate each location).

Festival of Regional Tourist Interest in 2013. This year 2023 will celebrate the 47th edition.

Each year a play is staged, different every year with actors and actresses from the village. Play written by D. Emilio Pacheco Sánchez, official chronicler of the Villa de Montiel.

The proclamation of this edition will be in charge of Esperanza Santos, presenter of TV Castilla La Mancha.

Friday, March 24th

  • 18:30 Medieval Parade by the Band of Bagpipes of Castilla La Mancha.
  • 19:00 Radio program Montiel Medieval 2023 "Desde Montiel con Onda Cero" - Salón Ayto.
  • 20:15 Inauguration of Medieval Montiel: start of Medieval Days - Plaza Ayto.
  • 20:30 Arrival of Pedro I to Montiel. Meeting with the allies - Plaza Ayto.
  • 20:45 Reception of Recreationist Groups - Town Hall Square.
  • 21:00 Ordination of Knights and Dames of the Encomienda de Montiel - Plaza Ayto.
  • 21:10 Presentation of Bricio the Pordiosero, with poetry by Espronceda.
  • 21:20 Medieval Music and Dances by Grupo Popular de Montiel - Plaza Ayto.
  • 22:00 Medieval Music by Grupo de Gaitas de Castilla La Mancha - Plaza Mayor Stage.
  • 22:30 Medieval Dinner - Auditorium Hall.

Saturday, March 25th

  • 10:00 Medieval parade by the Castilla La Mancha Pipe Band.
  • 10:30 Guided visit to the Castillo de la Estrella and Parade of King Pedro I in the Castle.
  • 11:15 Recreational activities in the Medieval Camp.
  • 11:30 Medieval dances by the Public School "Gutierrez de la Vega" - Plaza Cº Joaquín Amador.
  • 12:00 Craft workshops. Medieval games. Animation of streets - Medieval Enclosure.
  • 12:15 Recital by the group "CANTIGAS POETICAS del Campo de Montiel" - Plaza Mayor.
  • 13:00 Fighting of Knights in honor of King Pedro I - Plaza CºJoaquín Amador.
  • 13:30 Proclamation of Medieval Montiel by TVCLM presenter Esperanza Santos - Pza Mayor.
  • 14:15 Medieval Batucada - Plaza Mayor.
  • 14:30 Gastronomic Activity in Medieval Enclosure - Plaza de la Concordia.
  • 16:00 Falconry Show - Plaza de la Iglesia.
  • 16:45 Grand Medieval Parade from Cº Joaquín Amador Square to José Mota Auditorium.
  • 17:15 Guided tours to the Medieval Camp (from Pta del Ayto). Raffle Medieval object in the Camp
  • 20:00 Medieval Mass - San Sebastián de Montiel Choir -. Church of San Sebastián Mártir.
  • 21:00 PROCESSION OF TORCHES and BURIAL of King Peter I - Plaza Centenario > Cemetery.
  • 21:45 Medieval Batucada from Escenario Cristo to Plaza Mayor.

Sunday 26th March

  • 10:00 Medieval parade by the Castilla La Mancha Pipe Band.
  • 10:00 "Castillo de Montiel" long-distance footrace. Start and finish in Pta.
  • 11:00 Craft Workshops - Medieval Enclosure and Medieval Camp.
  • 11:15 Guided visit to the Castillo de la Estrella - Departure: City Hall.
  • 11:30 Falconry Show in the Atrium of the Church.
  • 11:45 Dances in honor of King Pedro I by Grupo de manzanares - Pza. Centenario J. Amador.
  • 12:00 MEDIEVAL PARADE from Plaza Centenario J. Amador to the Medieval Camp.
  • 12:30 Medieval Battle S.XIV in charge of Recreation Groups in the Medieval Camp.
  • 13:15 Laurel wreath offering to King Pedro I and Proclamation of Enrique II in the MONOLITO.
  • 14:00 Archery, by Manzanares Archers Group - Medieval Camp.
  • 14:30 Gastronomic Activity in the Medieval Enclosure - Plaza de la Concordia.
  • 17:00 Closing XLVI Medieval Montiel Days - Plaza Mayor.
  • 21:00 Closing of the Medieval Market.

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