Festivals

Festes de la Mercè Festival

Les Festes de La Mercè

Festes de la Mercè is the biggest of all the annual festivals in Barcelona. It takes place on September 24th which celebrates the day of the city’s patron saint … the Virgin de la Merce. There are many events from the 22nd leading up to the 24th which is a …

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Feria de Pedro Romero

Fería de Ronda

The best known Ronda festival is the ‘Feria Goyesca de Pedro Romero’ which takes place during the first week of September every year. The main attraction of this fiesta is the bullfight which takes place on the first Saturday of the month in the Real Maestranza bullring. Before the bullfight …

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Feria de Malaga

Fería de Malaga

Not only is Malaga one of the most under-rated cities in Spain, its annual festival is one of the biggest on the national calendar of fiestas yet it attracts little attention from overseas visitors. The origins of the festival can be traced back as far as 1487, the year when …

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Diá de Santiago

Botafumeiro in Santiago Cathedral

Feast of St James Santiago or Saint James, in English, is the Patron Saint of Spain. The annual Feast of Saint James (Dia de Santiago) takes places in Santiago de Compostela on 25th July and is a public holiday in Galicia. The city is one of the most emblematic in …

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Las Fallas Festival – Valencia

Las Fallas Fiesta

Whilst thousands of festivals are celebrated all over Spain throughout the year there are only a few that bring overseas visitors specifically for the event. The Fallas fiesta which takes place in Valencia from 15th to the 19th of March every year is undoubtedly one of those ‘super-festivals’ attracting many …

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Elx Mystery Play

Elx Mystery Play

The Mystery Play of Elx, or Elche, is one of Spain’s oldest and greatest cultural events and is truly a never-to-be-forgotten experience, even amongst the multitude of compelling Spanish Festivals. To label the Elx Mystery Play as ‘a liturgical drama of the Middle Ages’ or a ‘Medieval lyrical drama’ does …

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El Rocio Pilgrimage

El Rocio Pilgrimage

La Romeria del Rocio For most of the year the small hamlet of El Rocío is just about as deserted a place as you could wish to find. Its wide, sandy streets are lined with impressively large houses complete with verandahs but they are usually uninhabited except at the time …

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El Grec Barcelona

Barcelona becomes a city of Festivals every summer; but one of the most varied and eagerly awaited is the one known now simply as ‘El Grec’ – the Greek. Although the spectacular bowl-like auditorium of the Greek Theatre itself, on the northern edges of Montjuic, was built in 1929 for …

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Cruces de Mayo

Festivals in Córdoba: Cruces de Mayo

Festival of the May Crosses The Festival of the May Crosses (Cruces de Mayo) is celebrated throughout Andalucia though it is in Cordoba and Granada where the most impressive displays are on show. If you have to choose one then go to Cordoba. The festival consists of the construction of …

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