Moors and Christians Festivals

These are the Province of Alicante’s most important festivals and are held in five different areas of the city on different dates. It is a spectacular reenactment of the Province’s recapture from Moorish hands.

These fiestas are celebrated in different neighbourhoods of the city throughout the year. They commemorate, in a festive style, the battles fought between Christians and Muslims back in the 13th century to reconquer the lands of the province. Some of the city’s neighbourhoods dedicate a few days to this festival.

One of the highlights is the procession through the city centre on the 6th December in celebration of Alicante’s patron saint, Saint Nicolas. It’s a fantastic opportunity to witness one of the east coast of Spain’s most popular traditions.

  • MARCH: MOROS Y CRISTIANOS DE ALTOZANO OF VILLAFRANQUEZA IN HONOR OF SAN JOSÉ (traditional)
  • JULY: MOROS Y CRISTIANOS DE ALTOZANO OF SAN BLAS (traditional)
  • AUGUST: MOROS Y CRISTIANOS DE ALTOZANO (traditional)
  • DECEMBER: SAN NICOLÁS, (institutional)

 

Practical information

Bus C6 Alicante-Airport, guided tours, nautical services…

Touirst info offices

  • Phone 0034-965125633
  • Phone 0034-965149219
  • turismo@alicanteturismo.com
  • info@alicanteturismo.com

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