Art and culture 

Re-enactment of historical events

These events will allow you to discover how Extremadura was years ago

A time travel wihout leaving Extremadura

These events will allow you to discover how Extremadura was years ago

Kingdom of Tartessos

History is waiting for you in the streets of Aliseda, which every August turns into a settlement of the 7th century BC to represent the Legend of the Treasury in Aliseda. Locals and visitors re-enact the glorious past of the town, including performances and a Tartessian crafts market.

Roman Empire

In April and May, the streets of Granadilla, Zarza de Granadilla and Oliva de Plasencia are decorated for the Roman festivities of Floralia, which include quadriga races, gladiator combats and Roman dances, among other proposals.

In June, the Emerita Lúdica festival takes us back to the times when Mérida was a Roman city, and includes theatre, music, workshops and gastronomic proposals around the most representative monuments of the city, the old capital of the Lusitania.

In July, Contributa Lúdica brings the Roman settlement of Contributa Iulia, in the municipality of Medina de las Torres, back to life, and the way of life of the heyday of the Roman Empire is recreated in different activities.

Conquering and re-conquering

The Almossassa event, in September, relives the foundation of the city of Badajoz by the Arabs, by filling the streets with sound and colour. All kind of recreational activities, conferences, exhibitions, guided tours and cultural activities take place: its highlight is the re-enactment of the arrival of the troops of Ibn Marwan, funder of the city, in 875.

Almossassa

In St. George’s Day, in April, Cáceres celebrates the conquest of the city by King Alfonso IX in 1229, an event that includes its own legend and which encompasses the fight between Moors and Christians and the burning of the dragon fought and defeated by Saint George.

The Tentudía Monasterio and the convent of Conventual Santiaguista of Calera de León are the setting for the re-enactment, in August, of the Battle of Tentudía against the Arabs and of the legend that allowed the Christian troops to win it.

Coexisting cultures

The Conversos of Hervás, in July, recreates a period of peace and coexistence between the Christian and Jewish communities in the village of Hervás, in the province of Cáceres. This festivity includes a play set at the time of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain, in 1492.

The Mediaeval Market of the Three Culture is held in November in the Cáceres old town and represents the Christian, Jewish and Arab cultures though different activities such as exhibitions, music, theatre, craft stalls and gastronomic activities. This is a unique occasion to travel back to the Middle Ages and know more about the two cultures that coexisted in the city.

Festival Medieval de Cáceres

Love in the Middle Ages

Every July, Valencia de Alcántara celebrates the 1497 Royal Wedding between Isabella of Aragon, daughter of the Catholic Monarchs, and, Manuel, King of Portugal.

In August, the Medieval Festival of Alburquerque is held in the Luna Castle and the old Gothic Jewish quarter goes back to 1340 to recreate the love story between Inés de Castro and Don Pedro Cruz. As a curiosity, you can change your euros into maravedíes and use them as the festival’s currency.

The traces of the Templars

In June, A Midsummer Night with the Templars celebrates the Templar traces in Burguillos del Cerro by a series of cultural acts that empathise its historical heritage.

The Templar Festival of Jerez de los Caballeros, in July, celebrate the traces left by the Order of the Temple in the town, the highlight of which is the performance of the play El último templario de Xerez (The last Templar of Xerez).

The Spanish Golden Age

Every June, Zafra´s Moon and Fire festival recreates Zafra´s heyday under the rule of the Duke of Feria, in the Spanish Golden Age.

In August, the famous play The mayor of Zalamea is performed in Zalamea de la Serena (Badajoz), the same town in which it was set. The mayor of Zalamea is a 1636 play by Calderón de la Barca and is one of the most widely-known and represented of the Golden Age drama.

The Romantic Era

In June, the Route of Romantic literature brings Almendralejo back to the 19th century, to the times of José de Esponceda and Carolina Coronado, and offers a route of the most important Romantic sports in the town.

The Peninsular Wars

The town of La Albuera, dressed in Napoleonic age attire and complete with infantry and cavalry units, recreates its most important historical event, the Battle of La Albuera in the Peninsular Wars. Arroyomolino also recreate the Battle of Arroyo Dos Molinos, also known as the Surprise Battle, against Napoleonic troops, which took place in this town in 1811. Romangordo and Casas de Miravete celebrate the English Route, and recreate the 1812 battle between English, Portuguese, Spanish and French troops.

 

Agenda de eventos

https://www.turismoextremadura.com/es/recursos-turisticos/evento/index.html

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