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Moors and Christians festival


From Apr 20, 2018 to Apr 23, 2018


Alcoy

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Moors and Christians festival


Contact details

San Miguel, 60-62
03801  Alcoy-Alcoi, Alcoy, Alicante - Alacant  (Valencia)


Moors and Christians festival


Timetables

From Apr 20, 2018 to Apr 23, 2018

Moors and Christians festival


Description

It is the biggest festival held in Alcoy (Alicante) and relives the Middle Ages in its streets. It recreates the battle that took place in the city on 23 April 1276 between Moors and Christians. It is held in honour of Saint George, who legend says appeared and ensured the victory of the Christians. The festival begins with a procession of the Moors and Christians, with around 5,000 people taking part. The events in honour of Saint George take place on the second day. Finally, on the third day the great battle is re-enacted in a castle set up in the Plaza de España square. Following the Arab conquest of the castle, the Christians fight to retake it, which they do thanks the support of Saint George. The performance ends with the appearance of the patron saint high up in the castle on horseback, firing arrows that you can take away with you as a souvenir of the fiesta.

Category:
Festivity of International Tourist Interest