Burgui-Burgi


The day of the Almadía




Practical information


When?:
To be confirmed 2016

Where:
Burgui-Burgi


Location

Autonomous region:
Navarre

Province/Island:
Navarre

Navarra
Category:
Festivity of National Tourist Interest




Description

One of the most popular traditional fiestas in Navarre is Almadía Day, held every year in Burgui, in the Roncal Valley.

Almadías were boats which, until the mid 20th century, used to transport wood along the rivers between the valleys of Navarre. This trade has disappeared, but its memory lives on thanks to this celebration. Thousands of visitors come to this festive day every year, and there is a descent of the Esca River in various almadías. The trajectory is five kilometres long and finishes at Burgui’s medieval bridge. The festive programme also includes numerous parallel activities: exhibitions, a craft fair, traditional music and dance, workshops, theatre, country sports and audiovisual projections, as well as a people’s lunch.

Practical information

Date:
To be confirmed 2016
Place:
Burgui-Burgi (Navarre)

Schedules and prices

Schedule

To be confirmed 2016


* Information may be subject to modifications

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