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Nuestra Señora de la Salud Muixeranga d’Algemesí

Algemesí

7th and 8th September





Alagamesi human Towers Best entertainment in Spain


Algemesí a small town south of Valencia, Spain, every September holds one of it's favourite events a fiesta held in honour of Nuestra Señora de la Salud in Algemesí on 7th and 8th September with processions and the celebration of the traditional Muixeranga. In each of its meanings - as a ceremonial, dance or music group - the Muixeranga is a clear reflection of the cultural heritage of this town in the Ribera Alta which goes back to the Middle Ages, is held in honour of La Mare de Déu de la Salut and has been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage designation.

La Mare de Déu de la Salut Festival in Algemesí dates back to the 13th century and is one of the most unique celebrations in the province of Valencia. Theatre, dance and music are part of a set of traditions that are transmitted from generation to generation. The townspeople also participate - more than 1,400 people take part in the parade. Other curious features are the costumes and accessories, which are all handmade.
The three parades on 7 and 8 September are especially important. They start when the bells ring and the route includes the Basilica of San Jaime, Plaza Mayor and the Capella de la Troballa. Music and traditional dances accompany the parades (the dances of «bastonets», «pastoretes», «carxofa», «arquets», «llauradores» and «tornejants») and the spectacular «Muixeranga» human towers. On 7 September the Procession of Promises takes place, in which children act out short religious dramas («Els Misteris»). The following day, in the Parade of the Morning, the giants representing King James I of Aragon and his wife come out; and in the afternoon, in the "Volta General", the parade is filled with characters from the Bible.

Each year the local people create spectacular human towers that spring up in honour of Nuestra Señora de la Salud and the courage of the muixeranguers of Algemesí.

Algemesí has exceptional monumental and artistic heritage so don't miss the chance to take a stroll around the streets of Algemesí, where you can enjoy Els Carrers de Volta, a route that will take you back to the 18th Century, and the Placeta del Carbó square, next to which you will see the Muslim farmstead of Algemesí.



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Algemesí
Oficina de Turismo Algemesí
Location
Calle Nou del Convent, 71 (Museu de la Festa)
46680
Algemesí (Valencia)

Contact details
Tel.: +34 962018630

algemesi@touristinfo.net


http://www.comunitatvalenciana.com





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