Santísima Vera Cruz Fiesta

From May 1, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Caravaca de la Cruz

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  • Festivities of the Santísima Vera Cruz

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Santísima Vera Cruz Fiesta


From May 1, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Santísima Vera Cruz Fiesta


These are the festivities of Caravaca de la Cruz and are held in honour of La Santísima Cruz. The two highlights are the colourful parades of the Caballos del Vino (Wine Horses) and the Moors and Christians. The programme also includes pilgrimages, floral offerings and fireworks displays. The climax of the festivities comes on 2 May. It begins with a loud reveille, and continues with spectacular parades. The Caballos del Vino parade features richly decorated horses and concludes with a race up the hill to the castle of Caravaca de la Cruz. The Moors and Christians recreate the battles that took place between both sides at that time. The Moors and Christians parades can be seen throughout the whole of the festivity. The event known as the Baño de la Cruz (the bathing of the cross) takes place on 3 May. According to tradition, it symbolises a miracle dating from 1384 when a plague of locusts was ended thanks to holy waters.

Festivity of International Tourist Interest