26 Feb Medieval festivities in Villena
Villena returns to its medieval past from 9th to 11th March with the XVII edition of the Medieval Festivities of the Rabal district in honor of San José. Declared Fiestas of Tourist Interest, the town adorns its streets and recreates perfectly the medieval battles, in a charming festive atmosphere.
The celebration takes us to the time when the Catholic Kings passed through Villena, back in 1488, when they were denied entry to the city until they were sworn in, at which time Villena served only the Crown, and not No feudal lord. This representation became the starting point of the Fiestas, to which more and more visitors come attracted by a unique celebration in which the number of clubs and clubs in this popular neighborhood increase year after year.
The agenda to celebrate this party is full of activities for all audiences: parades, juggling, chess, theater, exhibitions, fireworks, archery, dance, music, magic, concerts, recreations and medieval weddings …
Beyond this Medieval Festival, Villena is a city that is always worthwhile for its heritage, especially the 12th century Atalaya Castle, with its imposing Almohad vaulting tower. A fortress raised over the Historic Quarter, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, with its narrow and colorful streets. In it we find the Plaza Mayor or the Church of Santiago and Santa María, from the 16th century. The city has a wide range of museums made up of the Museo Festero, dedicated to Moors and Christians Festivities of the city; Navarre Santafé Sculptor Museum, author of works such as “Bear and Madroño” of Puerta del Sol in Madrid; and unforgettable José María Soler Archaeological Museum.