GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA MOORS AND CHRISTIANS

Guardamar del Segura Moors & Christians Fiesta 2024 EuroTourGuide Coach Tours
The annual Moors and Christians Fiesta in Guardamar del Segura in honour of Sant Jaume, the patron saint of Guardamar, starts on the 19th and continues until the 28th July 2024. The programme includes parades, concerts, parties, firing of the blunderbuss guns all form part of this fiesta, so there is something for everyone and lots to enjoy! If you are in the local area this fiesta is not to be missed!
Friday 19th July
  • 20:00 Fair and Gastro Trucks located in the Parque Reina Sofía
  • 21:00 Parade of the Fiesta Queens. Route: Plaça del Rosari, Carrer Gratitud, Plaça Llauradors, Carrer Major, Carrer Sant Jaume.
  • 22:00 Announcement of the fiesta.
  • 22:30 Presentation about the flag bearers and captains.
  • 23:00 Proclamation of the coronation of the Lady of Guardamar, when the legend is re-enacted. A stunning performance that tell the story of a young girl who falls under a spell and can only be released by a brave warrior who first has to battle against the forces of evil, a dragon, in order to free her. The spell can only be broken if he kills the dragon and then bathers her feet in the Segura river, allowing them to live happily ever after.
Saturday 20th July
  • 13:00 Ringing of the church bells and the firing of rockets in the Plaza del Ayuntameinto.
  • 20:00 Fair and Gastro Trucks located in the Parque Reina Sofía
  • 22:00 Multicoloured Parade. Route:Plaça Sant Jaume, Avda. País Valencià & Avda. País Valencià
Sunday 21st July
  • 13:00 Ringing of the church bells and the firing of rockets in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • 20:00 Fair and Gastro Trucks located in the Parque Reina Sofía
  • 20:00 Parade of the Fiesta Queens, the Captains and Ambassadors of the Moors & Christians and music bands. Route: leave from the town hall, going along Avda. País Valencià, Carrer Blasco Ibáñez, Carrer Cartagena, Plaça de l’Agrupació Musical
Monday 22nd July
  • 13:00 Ringing of the church bells and the firing of rockets in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • 19:00 Opening of the Marine Market along Avenida Cervantes.
  • 21:00 Choir Concert in the Parque Renia Sofia.
  • 23:30 Correcofcs. Route: leave from below the townhall, along C/ Miguel Hernández, C/ San Francisco, C/ Aúsias March, C/ San Jaime, Plaza de Abastos, C/ Ingeniero Mira finishing at the Plaza de la Constitucion.
Tuesday 23rd July
  • 13:00 Ringing of the church bells and the firing of rockets in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • 18:00 Opening of the Marine Market along Avenida Cervantes.
  • 20:30 Entrance Parade. Crhistians along: Avda. País Valencià esq. Carrer Migdia y Plaça de la Constitució, Moors along: Carrer Major esq. Carrer Nord y Plaça de la Constitució.
  • 21:30 Embassy of the Treaty of Tudmir’s Signature.
Wednesday 24th July
  • 18:00 Opening of the Marine Market along Avenida Cervantes.
  • 20:00 First Guerrilla, mock battle along Avenida Pais Valencia starting where it meets calle Lepanto and finishing in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. The Christians lead as they have just been expelled by the Moors
  • 21:00 Entrance into the Castle, leaving from the Plaza Labradores, the Moorish Comparsas conquer and enter the castle, followed by a parade along Calle Mayor to the Plaza Labradores.
Thursday 25th July
  • 13:00 Mascletas in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • 19:30 Floral Offering to San Jaime from Plaça dels Llauradors along Carrer Major finishing at the church.
  • 20:00 Mass in honour of San Jaime.
  • 21:00 Procession with the statue of San Jaime, the Fiesta Queens, Captains and Ambassadors of the Moors and Christians. Route: C/ Ingeniero Mira, Plaza de Abastos, C/ San Emigdio, C/ Valencia, C/ Mayor, Avda. País Valenciano, C/ Medio día, C/ Vicente Ramos finally entering the church,
Friday 26th July
  • 20:00 Second Guerrilla, mock battle along Calle del Castillo, Calle Gratitud, Plaza Labradores and Calle Mayor, finishing in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. The Moors lead as they have just been expelled by the Christians.
  • 21:00 Entrance into the Castle. Exiting from the Plaza Labradores, the Moors occupy the castle first and the Christians capture it, followed by a parade along Avda. País Valencià to Plaça dels Pescadors.
Saturday 27th July
  • 13:00 Ringing of the church bells and the firing of rockets in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • 20:30 Entrance of the Moors followed by the Christians. Route: Avda. País Valenciano at the corner with C/ Lepanto, C/ Mayor para finishing at C/ Mayor at the corner with C/ Norte
Sunday 28th July
  • 13:00 Ringing of the church bells and the firing of rockets in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • 19:00 Entrance of the Music Bands. Route starting on C/Mayor at the corner with C/Norte, along C/Mayor, finishing on Avda. Pais Valenciano at the corner with C/Lepanto.
  • 20:30 Entrance of the Christians followed by the Moors. Route: Avda. País Valenciano at the corner with C/ Lepanto, C/ Mayor para finishing at C/ Mayor at the corner with C/ Norte
  • 01:00 Fireworks on the La Roqueta beach.