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)

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

In order to travel and enjoy safely we will have to follow these protocols to travel with VLE / WEXCURSION. First of all, if you feel some symptoms like fever / cough / respiratory problem you should not participate to the trip. Use of a mask will be mandatory at all times on the bus. The bus will be sanitized before and after each service. Before boarding the bus, temperature control will be done. We will give you a disinfecting wipe so you can safely clean your seat. Do not print a ticket to avoid handling paper, show us the QR code on your mobile or just tell us your name and surname. During the guided tour everybody will wear the mask.

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.
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