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

Next fiestas in Alacante City

Oct 11 all-day
CONCERTS VOLVO OCEAN RACE #MEETINGPORT @ RACE VILLAGE ALICANTE | Alicante | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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The Race Village of Alicante 2017, Start Port of the Round the World Sailing Tour. From 11 to 22 October. In this year’s edition, the concert cycle will start on 11 October in the Race[...]
Oct 12 all-day
CONCERTS VOLVO OCEAN RACE #MEETINGPORT @ RACE VILLAGE ALICANTE | Alicante | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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The Race Village of Alicante 2017, Start Port of the Round the World Sailing Tour. From 11 to 22 October. In this year’s edition, the concert cycle will start on 11 October in the Race[...]
Oct 13 all-day
CONCERTS VOLVO OCEAN RACE #MEETINGPORT @ RACE VILLAGE ALICANTE | Alicante | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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The Race Village of Alicante 2017, Start Port of the Round the World Sailing Tour. From 11 to 22 October. In this year’s edition, the concert cycle will start on 11 October in the Race[...]
Oct 14 all-day
CONCERTS VOLVO OCEAN RACE #MEETINGPORT @ RACE VILLAGE ALICANTE | Alicante | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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The Race Village of Alicante 2017, Start Port of the Round the World Sailing Tour. From 11 to 22 October. In this year’s edition, the concert cycle will start on 11 October in the Race[...]
Oct 15 all-day
CONCERTS VOLVO OCEAN RACE #MEETINGPORT @ RACE VILLAGE ALICANTE | Alicante | Comunidad Valenciana | España
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The Race Village of Alicante 2017, Start Port of the Round the World Sailing Tour. From 11 to 22 October. In this year’s edition, the concert cycle will start on 11 October in the Race[...]