Our lovely town Moraira will travel back to the Middle Ages.
There will be magnificent processions and exciting beach battle! This is the festival of Moros y Cristianos: One of the more unique and extravagant festivals found in Spain.
This festival Moros y Cristianos has some very deep roots, it is believed that the first celebration was held in the year 1150.
It recreates the historic clash between two cultures: The Moors and the Christians (Moros y Cristianos). Come to Moraira and enjoy this unique festival in which thousands of people take part! This ‘Fiesta’ last for several days, with citizens acting out the battles, dressed in Medieval-style costumes. Christians dressed in fur, with metallic hats and riding horses, while the Moors are dressed in Arab-style costumes, carrying large swords!
Come and join us to see the spectacular night-time landing on the beach of l’Ampolla, a flower offerings, firing of guns and the magnificent & final Sunday Gala Procession. Here below a complete Fiesta programme!
Program of the Moros y Cristianos Fiesta 2017
Friday 2nd of June 2017
19:30h – Opening of Medieval Andalusí Market
22:00h – Parade of the Fiesta Herald round the town streets
accompanied by the Drummer Band “Mediterrànea of Moraira”
22:30h – Opening Fiesta Speech in Espai La Senieta by Guillermo Juan Vidal Juan Llobell Vidal
followed by the prize giving of the Art Competition
and a concert of the La Senieta Choir of Moraira
Saturday 3rd of June 2017
12:00h – Gathering of all Moors and Christians in the Urban Forest to prepare for their
18:00h – Moors and Christians Concert by the Children’s Choir CantAlfare of Alfar del Patriarca
and the string Orchestra of the superio Conservatory Mestre Berenguer of Teulada
in Espai La Senieta
21:30h – Concentration of all the ‘filás’ in El Fortí followed by a Parade accompanied by the ‘Musical
Association Colla el Falço of Teulada’
22:00h – Presentation of the Standards of each group at the Castle Promenade then dance the
night away to the Zeppelin Band.
Sunday 4th of June 2017
18:00h – Grand International Music Festival, live on Stage at the Castle.
Jazz, Folk, Rock and Country.
Monday 5th of June 2017
21:00h – Concert by the English Choir in the Church of Moraira.
Wednesday 7th of June 2017
22:30h – Concert by Colla el Falço of Teulada at Plaza de la Iglesia
Thursday 8th of June 2017
21:30h – Fellowship Dinner and Karaoke competitions in Square Virgen del Carmen
Friday 9th of June 2017
13:00h – Informal parade of the filás accompagnied by the Band of Jalón
13:30h – Firing of the Blunderbusses at the Castle
19:30h – Procession and Offering of the Flowers in honour of the Sacred Christ of Moraira
23:00h – The spectacular arrival of the Moors on the beach ” L’Ampolla ” and the battle commences
to conquer the Castle.
Followed by Music in Avda. del Portet with the band DIAMONDS
Saturday 10th of June 2017
09:00h – General Reveille with the firing of Blunderbusses.
12:00h – Informal parade of the filas
12:30h – Firing of Blunderbusses at the castle
13:00h – Mass in the honor of Our Sacred Christ at the Church in Moraira
19:30h – Battle on the Beach and the Christians retake the Castle….
24:00h – Informal parade of Festeros and the Public all-round the village – Everyone welcome to join
in!! and continuing with Cabila night and music at Avda. del Portet with the band WONDER
Sunday 11th of June 2017
09:00h – General wake-up with the firing of Blunderbusses.
12:00h – Informal parade of the filás followed by the Firing of Blunderbusses at the Castle.
18:00h – Parade of the bands from the Castillo to El Fortí
19:00h – Spectacular Gala Parade of all participating Moros y Cristianos.
Don’t leave yet! The festival will be ended with a grand firework show!
Do you fancy our traditions and lifestyle in Spain?
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