Every year, in commemoration of its founding by King James II in 1300, the town of Capdepera journeys back in time to the Middle Ages to revisit how the town’s inhabitants lived in those days. A medieval market is held in Capdepera Castle each third weekend in May, a popular event that takes the opportunity to use the castle and turns the municipality into a medieval fortress.
The town is decorated in medieval style and is filled with lights, colours, sounds and scents that transport visitors to the Middle Ages. The townspeople paint wooden shields with heraldry representing their last names and hang them in the windows and on the balconies of their homes, children make banners to decorate the city streets and coloured ribbons are hung on the streets where the market is located.
Different artisans from all over the islands as well as the Spanish mainland can be found at the market: herbalists, blacksmiths, silversmiths, glass blowers, carpenters, jugglers, shoemakers, magicians, embroiderers, stonemasons, sculptors, cheese makers and ceramists, among many others.
These artisans will be demonstrating their trades every day during the market and visitors can purchase products made right there on the spot. And not only that, concerts, medieval arms exhibitions, giants, conferences, circus shows with comedy and fire, clowns, theatre and much more can also be enjoyed.
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