Moors and christians festivities in honour os San Jorge

Moors and christians festivities in honour os San Jorge
The origins of this festivity date back to the XVI century, today, for three days, about 5.000 people "alían" (make alliance) with either the Moorish decree or the Christian. The colour, music, gunpowder, processions and battles with blunder busses well deserve a visit. This festive trilogy is distributed over the day of the Musicians, the day of the Entrances, the day of San Jorge and the day of the Alardo or the battle, which make them worthy of being considered as being of International Tourist Interest.
  • Details:
  • Type: Interés turístico internacional
  • Town: Alcoi/Alcoy
  • Start date: 20/04/2008
  • End date: 22/04/2008
  • Días 23 fiesta laboral local.
Alcoi landscape

Alcoi/Alcoy

Surrounded by the Nature Parcs of the Sierra Mariola, the Carrascal de la Font Rotja, the Sierra els Plans and la Serreta, Alcoi has overcome the peculiar local terrain furrowed by ravines. Known as the city of bridges, the municipality maintains, in spite of a high level of industrialisation, links with its past, mixed with efforts to prosper amid beautiful surroundings. Tradition weighs heavily in its festive representations, between which stand out the Moors and Christians celebrations, declared as being of International Interest.

alcoi

Alcoi/Alcoy

Surrounded by the Nature Parcs of the Sierra Mariola, the Carrascal de la Font Rotja, the Sierra els Plans and la Serreta, Alcoi has overcome the peculiar local terrain furrowed by ravines. Known as the city of bridges, the municipality maintains, in spite of a high level of industrialisation, links with its past, mixed with efforts to prosper amid beautiful surroundings. Tradition weighs heavily in its festive representations, between which stand out the Moors and Christians celebrations, declared as being of International Interest.

Alcoi landscape
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