Moors and Christians festivals

Moors and Christians in Bocairent

From 3rd February to 6th February
Bocairent (Valencia)
Historical
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.
Almansa Major Festivities

Almansa Major Festivities

From 30th April to 6th May
Almansa (Albacete)
Representation
Discover the excitement of the Moors and Christians parades, music, dance, fireworks, and historical battles that will transport you to another time. Not to mention the rich local cuisine. Live a unique experience.
Fiestas of the Holy and Vera Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz

Fiestas of the Holy and Vera Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz

From 1st May to 5th May
Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia)
Tradition
Experience the excitement of one of the oldest festivals in Spain, the spectacular race of the Wine Horses, the procession of the Vera Cruz, and the battle of Moors and Christians. Don't miss it!
First Friday in May in Jaca

First Friday in May in Jaca

7th May
Jaca (Huesca)
Historical
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.

Salinas Moors and Christians Festivities

From 23rd May to 27th May
Salinas (Alicante)
Representation
Discover the Salinas Moors and Christians Festivities and experience the excitement of three troupes: Contrabandistas, Pirates, and Moros Laguneros. Enjoy parades, live music, and folk dances in honor of the Virgin of the Rosary. A unique experience filled with tradition and color.
May festivities in Aldeire

May festivities in Aldeire

From 26th May to 28th May
Aldeire (Granada)
Historical
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.
Patum de Berga

Patum de Berga

From 7th June to 11th June
Berga (Barcelona)
Religious
Experience the magic of a traditional festival filled with music, dances, and theatrical performances. Enjoy mystical figures, fire dances, and a unique atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the history of this UNESCO-recognized celebration.

Moors and Christians of Elche

From 7th August to 11th August
Elche/Elx (Alicante)
Representation
Elche passionately and colorfully celebrates the Christian reconquest, honoring Our Lady of the Assumption. Twelve troupes, six from each side, dazzle with their splendor in this festival declared of regional tourist interest. From August 7th to 11th.

Patron Saint and Moors and Christians Festivities in honour of the Virgin of Loreto in Santa Pola

From 1st September to 8th September
Santa Pola (Alicante)
Representation
Moors and Christians and Patron Saint Fiestas, with disembarkation, embassies, conquest and reconquest of Moors and Christians, parades, fireworks, floral offering to the patron saint, procession, children's games and sports competitions.
Moors and Christians Festivities in Villena

Moors and Christians Festivities in Villena

From 4th September to 9th September
Villena (Alicante)
Representation
In September the Moors and Christians festivities are held in Villena, of National Tourist Interest, in honour of their patron saint, the Virgen de las Virtudes, who freed the city from the plague.
Moors and Christians Festivities in Ibi

Moors and Christians Festivities in Ibi

From 16th September to 18th September
Ibi (Alicante)
Representation
The Moors and Christians festival in Ibi is held in honour of the Virgen de los Desamparados and consists of the representation of the confrontation between the Moorish troops and the Christians.
Festival of the Moors and Christians of Crevillent

Festival of the Moors and Christians of Crevillent

From 30th September to 4th October
Crevillent (Alicante)
Historical
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.

The Cantaderas

From 5th October to 8th October
León (León)
Representation
Discover live history at the Cantaderas of León: the victory at Clavijo and the liberation from the Tribute of the Hundred Maidens. Medieval young women dance their way to the Cathedral, followed by the Municipal Corporation.

Moors and Christians of El Campello

From 12th October to 15th October
Campello, el (Alicante)
Historical
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.

Moors and Christians of Calpe

From 20th October to 23rd October
Calp (Alicante)
Historical
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.

The Taking of the Villa of Zahara de la Sierra

From 20th October to 22nd October
Zahara de la Sierra (Cádiz)
Historical
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.
Festivities of San Clemente in Lorca

Festivities of San Clemente in Lorca

From 11th November to 23rd November
Lorca (Murcia)
Representation
The Fiestas of San Clemente in Lorca last approximately 10 days and culminate on 23 November, the day of San Clemente, a time to enjoy a medieval atmosphere, in keeping with the time when the Christians recovered the city.

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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