With beautiful, ornate costumes that manage to look both hundreds of years old and sparkling new, thousands of marchers transform the streets of Alcoy’s magnificent old city into a gigantic party. The festival’s first day sees the entrances: first of the Christains at 11:00, and then of the Moors at 17:00. Each parade lasts hours and hours, and is chock full of incredible music, dancing, floats and costumes.
The magnificent Christians & Moors Festival took place in the Valencian mountain town of Alcoy, Spain on April 22nd through the 24th. This festival celebrated the pageantry and recreated the historial battles of the 13th century.
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