Enjoy Christians and Moors festival in Elda, take part in parades, battle reconstructions and military marches.. Enjoy evening and night fiestas during the festival.. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed art cities of Avila and Segovia – not to mention Madrid, Spain’s wonderland of Spanish masters. Granada is a city like no other. Explore the outstanding Alhambra Palace with a guide, then lose yourself in the charming streets of the old Moorish quarter
The celebration of any historic military conquest is typically a one-sided affair, steeped in commemoration for the victors alone. However, the Moors and Christians festival of southern Valencia offers a different take on this formula, celebrating two interlocked cultures at once. It almost seems as if these celebrations are a form of reconciliation, a nod to the fact that two cultures may have been divided through battles but united by a love of Spain, which in turn, became a love for each other.
After exploring the lively streets of cities like Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, the UNESCO-listed art cities of Avila and Segovia and the Alhambra – a Muslim child on Spanish soil – you’ll come to understand how such an event and such a harmony can exist in this country full of colour, life and history.