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FESTIVITY IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY AND VERA CRUZ

Know the festivities of the Region of Murcia, declared as a regional, national and international event of tourist interest. Through them, you'll have the opportunity of approaching the history and traditions of this region.
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FESTIVITY IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY AND VERA CRUZ

DECLARED OF INTERNATIONAL TOURIST INTEREST

CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ
01 MAY 2016 05 MAY 2016
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Every year, thousands of visitors go to Caravaca with the sole aim of having a good time and participating in this celebration, held from 1st to 5th May, which include two unique shows: the festivities of Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) and the Caballos del Vino (Wine Horses).

The festivity of Moros y Cristianos commemorates the fights which took place in the Middle Ages, at the time in which the Murcian town was a border area with the Reino Nazarí of Granada. "Kábilas" (places of Moorish side) and Christian groups walk in file with sultans and kings, wearing their best costumes and making people getting up from their seats at the rhythm of spectacular Moorish marches and amazing choreographies.

The 2nd May Caravaca celebrates the most intense day of its festivity, with the mythical race of the Caballos del Vino, a competition which honours the tradition, the force of the nature and the symbiosis between men and horse.

More than 60 "peñas" (typical Spanish groups) compete in a race against the clock, with their mounts. In this way, it is remembered the moment in which a group of Christian knights managed to break a siege imposed by Moors, wearing wineskins to quench the growing thirst of the prisoners of the alcázar (fortress).

The thundering sound of the galloping horses, the beauty of the embroidered robes, the music, and of thousands of people dressed in white and red, make that the whole city changes.

More information Special Fiestas Caravaca de la Cruz 2015

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FESTIVITY IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY AND VERA CRUZ
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