MOORS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE REGION OF VALENCIA

The pure spectacle of colour and tradition! The Moors and Christians will amaze you. It’s one of the parties with more roots in the Region of Valencia and the most celebrated in the provinces of València and Alicante. Come and enjoy the theatrical performance that commemorates the battles during the Reconquest.

The luxurious dresses, the meticulous decoration, the impressive parades, theatrical recreations, the timpani marches, the roar of battles and skirmishes. An impressive and dazzling staging that will undoubtedly make you travel to another time.

Live this historic festival in the Region of Valencia! Dozens of towns in Alicante and the south of the province of València celebrate Moors and Christians. The oldest and best known are in Alcoy, Cocentaina, Elda, Petrer, Ontinyent, Villena, Bocairent, Banyeres de Mariola, Crevillent, L’Olleria, Callosa d’en Sarrià and Villajoyosa. They have so much richness and colour, music, floats and cavalry. See the streets filled with parades, gunpowder and history in a unique environment. The entire population participates, and in Alcoy, Villajoyosa and Crevillent these parties are International Tourist Interest Festivals.

The Moors and Christians are celebrated differently in each locality, but all of them have common elements. Colour, music and unique clothing surround this spectacular cultural manifestation. Gunpowder is an essential part of the loud celebration: the entrances of the Moorish and Christian squads, the bell, the courier, the embassies and the appearance of the saint are significant moments of the celebration. Get carried away by this unique atmosphere and be part of one of the most representative parties of our land. It will be an unforgettable experience!

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MOORS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE REGION OF VALENCIA