Moors & Christians Benidorm

The Moors and Christians Festival is one of the major celebrations on the Costa Blanca, a mixture of religion, history and street carnival. Battle re-enactments take place throughout different city districts at various times of the year.

Moors and Christians Programme 2016

THURSDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

23:00 Entrance parade of the Moors and Christian legions along the Calle Paseo Colon, Paseo de la carretera Martinez Alejos, Gambo ending in Plaza de la Hispanidad opposite the castle.


FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

21:00 Invasion of the Moors on Playa Levante, opposite Calle Bilbao, where the Moors re-enact the invasion and taking of the town from the Christians.

SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER

10:30 Diana, early morning parade with following music bands starting from Plaza Neptuno, along Av. Almendros, Paseo de la Carretera, Martinez Alejos, Gambo finishing in the Plaza de la Hispanidad opposite the castle.

20:00 Spectacular Moors and Christians parade through the streets of the town along Tomas Ortuna, Venus, Ruzafa, Martinez Alejos, Gambo, Plaza Hispanidad and ending on Avenida Bilbao.

SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER

11:00 Parliament at the castle.

12:00 Flower offering parade to the Apostle Siant Jaime. Leaves from the Plaza Hispanidad and passes along Gambo, Martinez Alejos, Alameda, Mayor.

20:00 Festival Carnival Parade including the Fiesta Queens and the Legions of Moors and Christians. With sweets and gifts been thrown from the floats into the crowd. Starts in Tomas Ortuña and passes Venus, Ruzafa, Martinez Alejos, Gambo and finishes in the Plaza Hispanidad in front of the castle.


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23.00 Entrance Parade of the Moors and Christian legions along Calle Paseo Colon, Paseo de la Carretera,

Martínez Alejos, Gambo ending in the Plaza de la Hispanidad opposite the castle.

Additional Info

  • Price: FREE
  • Schedule: Wed 27th Sep - Sun 1st Oct 2017
  • Location:: Benidorm

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