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Martes Mayor of Plasencia

On the first Tuesday in August, the main square fills up with stalls selling local products, keeping alive a medieval tradition.

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A Medieval tradition


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Plasencia , Cáceres (Extremadura)
  • On the first Tuesday in August, the main square fills up with stalls selling local products, keeping alive a medieval tradition.

    The fact is, this market provokes a sense of rejoicing that normally broke out after the harvest, when the shepherds and farmers did business. Don't miss a chance to join them and recall this deep-rooted spirit of brotherhood.

     This tradition has been preserved through the ages, albeit acquiring a festive touch that endows it with a hint of modernity, something that you will no doubt find attractive and ensure that you enjoy the delights of local farm and garden produce, fruit and vegetables, not to mention local confectionery and liqueurs.

    A festive atmosphere rounds off the day, with people dancing to the airs of popular songs accompanied by the music of the small drum, which has endured as a mark of identity of this celebration. Even though the name or date may have changed with the passing of time, the festivity remains essentially unchanged, providing local people with an excuse to come together and share a few hours of joy and fun.

  • Type:
  • Tourist Interest in Extremadura
  • Event subject:
  • Gastronomy
  • Popular traditions
  • Start date:
    02/08/2016
    End date:
    02/08/2016

    Theme:

    • Events

    Target audience:

    • Families
    • Young people
    • Single people
    • Senior citizens
    • Children
    • Couples
    • Single people

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