|Fiestas de la SantÝsima Vera Cruz - SantÝsima Vera Cruz Fiesta, Caravaca de la Cruz|
|Fiestas de la SantÝsima Vera Cruz - SantÝsima Vera Cruz Fiesta |
Caravaca de la Cruz
From May 1, 2011 to May 5, 2011
Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia)
Fiestas de la SantÝsima Vera Cruz - SantÝsima Vera Cruz Fiesta
Another brilliant festival in Spain where all the locals join in to create a wonderful fiesta for all the family. Dedicated to the local farming community to bless the fields and a good harvest the fiestas dates back to medieval times and is mix of culture, history and legend.
This special event in Spain features two main spectacles: the Wine Horses, and the Moors and Christians celebrations.
On the first day, floral offerings are made at the Castle-Sanctuary. The following day starts with a reveille to the sound of bells and plenty of gunpowder. It continues with the spectacular processions that run through the town: the Moors and Christians, and the Wine Horses, the animals richly saddled, which finishes with a race up the hill to the Castle. On 3rd May the Ba˝o de la Cruz is celebrated in the Baroque shrine, commemorating the miracle that occurred in 1384, when these blessed waters brought an end to a plague of locusts. Parades, processions and a range of firework displays complete the programme for the fiestas.
Oficina de turismo:
Plaza Cardenal Belluga. Edificio Ayuntamiento, 30004 Murcia (Murcia)
Tel. +34 968358749 website
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Tourist Office: Calle De Las Monjas, 17 - 30400 Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia)
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