Campello (Alicante) – Moors and Christians

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The Moors and Christians Festivities start on 12 October and finish on 15 October.

Festivities start on Friday with the famous ‘El Desembarco Moro’ (Moorish landing) followed by the spectacular ‘Embajada Mora’ on the ‘Carrer la Mar’ beach. Festivities continue with other traditions such as the ‘alardos’, grouping of different ‘embassies’ in front of the castle and colourful parades that will fill the streets with music and light.

On 13 October at 11.30 the ‘Christian Embassy’ takes the lead and then on 15 October religious acts in honour of Saint Teresa and the ‘Virgen de los Desamparados’ take place ending with a magnificent fireworks display.

Promotional Video

Programme

Friday, 12th of October

  • 07:00 Sighting of the Moors’ fleet and lighting of the warning fires and sounding the bells to alert the citizens. Moors’ raid to the Christians’ camp with sounds of ‘arcabucería’ (musket firing).
  • 07:40 Arrival of the Christian artillery troops and Saracen landing boats with sound of ‘arcabucería’ at Carrer de la Mar beach.
  • 08:00 Arrival of the Christian Captains with their troops. Christian defences.
  • 08:15 Moors Captains landing on the beach.
  • 08:30 Embajada (Negotiations between the armies) and Final Battle between both armies to conquest the city.
  • 12:00 Marching bands to the Fiestas Castle vía Avenida Generalitat. At the end Hymn of the Fiesta.
  • 19.00 Great Christians-Moors Parade vía Avenida Generalitat.

October 12
06:55 — 20:00

El Campello (Alicante)

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