The Fogueres de Sant Joan Festival
Festivals of International Tourist Interest
The Fogueres de Sant Joan Festivals are one of the most important events in the city’s diary. This festival has been officially declared to be of International Tourist Interest and its origins lie in the tradition of burning useless objects with the arrival of the summer solstice.
This is the most important celebration, beginning on the 20th June and lasting until the 29th. It is a festival dedicated to fire, including events such as the proclamation (The Pregón), the setting up of the bonfires (the Plantà), the procession of the effigies (Cabalgata del Ninot), parades and processions in different neighbourhoods of the city and the main event on the 24th June, the feast day of Saint John Baptist, when large satirical statues made of cardboard and wood are set alight.
Practical information and recomendations
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Shuttle service to the Castle Minibus Timetable* Between 15th November and 27th February: Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m, to 6 p.m. Between 28th February and 16th June: Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Between 17th June and 4th September: Monday to...read more
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Protocol for action in contact with Portuguese man-of-war made by the City Hall of Alicante. Please remove any remaining tentacles that may be in contact with your skin. Avoid scratching the area and do not touch the remains of the tentacles with bare...read more
• 400g ‘bomba’ Calasparra Designation of Origin rice • 200g Ibérico (acorn-fed) pork lean meat • 4 artichokes • ¼ green pepper • ¼ red pepper • 50g cauliflower • 50g broad green bean • 2dcl garlic oil. 50g boiled chickpeas • pork rib broth: ribs, red pepper,...read more