Moors and Christians of Alcoi

Moors and Christians of Alcoi

Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos: a festival of international touristic interest close to Valencia and definitely something you should not miss out!

This traditional Spanish festival remembers an important historic event in Alcoi’s history: the battle between the Moors and the Christians in the year 1276.

The city organizes this festival in honour of its patron, San Jorge, who, according to a legend, helped the Christians to win the battle against the Moors. 

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The most important events of this festival take place on three days:
On the morning of the first day, the entrance of the Christian army is celebrated. Then, in the afternoon, it is time for the army of the Moors – due to the well-designed costumes and decorations, you will feel transported to another time and place.
The second day is dedicated to San Jorge, the city’s patron. They organize a parade of Moorish and Christian bands.
The ultimate highlight takes place on the third day: the battle of the Arcabucería. This battle between the Moors and the Christians decided on the capture of the city castle. During this event, the city of Alcoi is full of arquebuses and gunpowder.

Trip Itinerary

9:00 - Departure from Valencia
Please arrive 10-15 minutes earlier at the meeting point: AVENIDA ARAGÓN 31 (In front of Mestalla)
10:30 - Arrival and first act: Alardo de la mañana
The program of the day is the following: 11:00 – Alardo de la mañana 16:30 – Estafeta y embajada cristiana 17:30 – Alardo de la tarde
19:30 - Coming back to Valencia
We will go back to Valencia after the last act (alardo de la tarde).

Meeting Point: Avenida Aragón 31 (In front of Mestalla)

All our trips are organised by the travel agency WEXCURSION, under the licence number CV-m-1881-V. 
Please send any inquiries regarding the organisation of the trip to or contact them on WhatsApp:  +34 674 29 66 71.

Cancellation Policy: Up to one week before the excursion 100% refund in the form of money or voucher for other excursions. Until Thursday (20:00) of the same week of the excursion 100% refund in the form of a travel voucher. After Thursday, no refund. 

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