The celebration of any historic military conquest is typically a one-sided affair, steeped in commemoration for the victors alone. However, the Moors and Christians festival of southern Valencia offers a different take on this formula, celebrating two interlocked cultures at once. It almost seems as if these celebrations are a form of reconciliation, a nod to the fact that two cultures may have been divided through battles but united by a love of Spain, which in turn, became a love for each other.
After exploring the lively streets of cities like Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, the UNESCO-listed art cities of Avila and Segovia and the Alhambra – a Muslim child on Spanish soil – you’ll come to understand how such an event and such a harmony can exist in this country full of colour, life and history.
- Enjoy Christians and Moors festival in Elda, take part in parades, battle reconstructions and military marches.
- Enjoy evening and night fiestas during the festival.
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed art cities of Avila and Segovia – not to mention Madrid, Spain's wonderland of Spanish masters
- Granada is a city like no other. Explore the outstanding Alhambra Palace with a guide, then lose yourself in the charming streets of the old Moorish quarter
- Learn about the olive oil production process in Andalucia and its overall importance to the region. Taste different types of oil olive on an exclusive visit to a small, family run factory.
- Discover Seville, home of fire flamenco dance
- Explore the wonders of Barcelona, including the Sagrada Familia church and the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, home to the city's impressive cathedral and La Boqueria market