The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian [...]
Tag: Murcia festivals
In commemoration of a former wartime event, when several dozen Yeclano soldiers returned home safe and sound. The townsmen, dressed in frock coats and two-cornered hats, accompany the Virgin up to the castle amid blasts of gunpowder. From 05/12/2012 to 08/12/2012.
Fiestas that recreate the conquest of Cartagena by the Roman Escipion. A disembarkation commemorates the capture of the city in 209 BC by the Roman troops of Scipio, which leads into a festive week with alternate days devoted to either side. This fiesta takes place in the second half of September and celebrations run for [...]
The fiestas begin with the treading of the first grapes in Jumilla’s Plaza Mayor, which then gives way to a week of festivities and open-air parties, all related to the town’s main industrial activity; wine-tasting competition; wine cavalcade, offering of the first must, and parades of Moors and Christians. From 10/08/2012 to 19/08/2012
The San Javier International Festival of Theatre, Music and Dance is held every year in August, in the Almansa Park Municipal Auditorium, in Almansa, Murcia province.
La Unión, in Murcia, is the setting for the world’s most important annual flamenco festival: the “Cante de las Minas” Festival. Song, dance and guitar playing are the three disciplines in an event packed with authentic flamenco, which backs upcoming young artists, and which also features consolidated stars of the genre. The town hosts 11 [...]
This fiesta has been celebrated since the Middle Ages and is a mixture of culture, history and legend, where all the locals get involved. It has two main spectacles: the Wine Horses, and the Moors and Christians celebrations. The latter represent the battles that took place between the two sides way back in history. From [...]
The exceptional originality of Lorca’s Holy Week lies in the succession of traditional processions, with their carved images and penitents, together with a Passion procession in which passages from the Old Testament are enacted, all of this with notable reminiscences of the former festivities of Corpus Christi and baroque religious theatres. From 30/03/2012 to 08/04/2012.
Cartagena lives its Passion Week with such abandon that it rubs off onto locals and outsiders alike. The Confraternities of Marrajos and Californios are proud of their secular past, and their early-morning processions are marked by the perfect synchrony of the cortèges, the sumptuousness of the robes, and the quality of the carved images, produced [...]
The Easter week celebrations in Jumilla, Murcia, are almost 600 years old. Of note is the welcoming of Christ at the Column, on Palm Sunday evening, and the Christ of Life, on Tuesday. On Holy Wednesday is an enactment of the Capture. From 30/03/2012 to 08/04/2012
When the neighbors of the small Murcia village of Lo Ferro decided to celebrate their summer festival with a flamenco evening in 1980, they could never have imagined the scope of that event. Thirty-two years later, the town gives its name to one of the ineludible festivals on the flamenco scene. From 27/08/2012 to 02/09/2012.
This town in the north-west of the Region celebrates the Passion amid the incessant pounding of drums. In Mula they are played from twelve o’clock midnight on Tuesday to four o’clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, to continue on Friday morning and Easter Sunday from twelve o’clock midday to nine o’clock at night. From 03/04/2012 [...]