This website uses cookies to guarantee the best experience for the user. If you continue browsing, we consider that you agree to their use. For more information, or to find out how to change your settings, see our cookie policy



Murcia


Festival of Moors and Christians in Murcia




Practical information


When?:
From Sep 8, 2014 to Sep 15, 2014

Where:
Murcia

More information :
http://www.morosycristianosmurcia.es/


Location

Autonomous region:
Murcia

Province/Island:
Murcia

Murcia
Category:
Festivity of National Tourist Interest




Description

This is a great theatrical performance where the actors are archetypal Murcia locals themselves. The streets are used as stages to celebrate the patron saint of the town and to commemorate the times of the Reconquest.

Most of the acts take place in the Mediaeval Encampment in San Esteban garden. Although the festival runs over several days, the main events take place on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the town's Patron Saint Pilgrimage to the Virgin of Fuensanta.

Saturday is the ‘Entry Day' where most groups hold passacaglia around the town's neighbourhoods. When night falls, the groups led by Prince Alfonso of Castile and the Moor King Ibn Hud of Murcia offer a performance akin to a military parade. Sunday is ‘Foundation Day' where the Moorish or Foundation of Murcia Embassy (a representation dating to popular theatre from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries) takes place in the Plaza del Cardenal Belluga square with the Cathedral as a backdrop. On Monday the Christian Embassy is performed showing the handing-over of the keys to the city.
 

Practical information

Date:
From Sep 8, 2014 to Sep 15, 2014
Place:
Murcia

Schedules and prices

Schedule

From Sep 8, 2014 to Sep 15, 2014



* Information may be subject to modifications

Map




X Switch to mobile version