The month of August in Valencia is the month for the beach par excellence, the month of “Water in Valencia” and also the traditional typical “fiestas” of the Moors and the Christians in the Valencian villages. Bands of music, many participants parading through the streets, parties at neighbours’ houses, joy and lots (and lots) of fun.
If you have chosen Valencia to spend a few days’ holiday and even though many of these villages are some way from our hotels Petit Palace Bristol and Petit Palace Germanias, we recommend that you do not miss this “fiesta” because you will have a great time. So that you know where is it celebrated with most fervour, we will give you a few references:
Alcoy, Moors and Christians
Although in Valencia the great majority of the villages celebrate the battles of the moors and Christians, Alcoy is actually the principal reference. Apart from the fact that the village is really beautiful (just have a look on internet at the photographs to confirm this), this village transforms and converts into a battleground for both sides.
With their suits designed by the best designers, the Moorish participants with their sables and the Christians with their swords run through the village accompanied by the municipal band. To enjoy it, the best thing you can do is to copy the village customs. How? By choosing the front row of the pavement to be able to take numerous photographs which you can then select back in your hotel (remember that at the hotels in Valencia you have free Wi-Fi and iPad during your stay).
Villa Joiosa, Moors and Christians
If you like the moors and Christian “fiesta” then we recommend Villa Joiosa. Part of the beautiful coastline of Valencia and a place where you can enjoy to the maximum this “fiesta”: with the disembarkation of both sides, with fights in the sea and all the emotion that this fiesta produces.
To go to the moors and christians of Villa Joiosa and enjoy fully the fiesta, you need to go prepared for anything: firecrackers, water fights in the middle of the street, persecutions between both sides where they enter into the houses and a long etc. of more than just fun.