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Moors and Christians Festivals 2016

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What's Moors and Christians Festivals?

The Moors and Christians Festival features annual processions and exciting mock battles that highlight an old legend. This event began in the 16th century, in order to commemorate the confrontation that took place between the Moorish and Christian soldiers that wanted to rule Spain during the 13th century. There is some religious context to this event, as the festival also honors the patron saint that played an important role in the battle. The popularity amongst this event has led the festivities to spread to many parts of Spain, but is the most noteworthy in the provinces of Almeria and Granada.
Moors and Christians Festivals
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Moors and Christians Festivals
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Moors and Christians Festivals
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Moors and Christians Festivals
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Location / Venue of Moors and Christians Festivals

Location / Venue

-, Alicante

Access From City to Location

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Access From Capital to City

2 hours Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal

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