Moros y Cristianos de Alcoy

Top choice fiesta in Alcoy

Of all the many Moors and Christians festivals that celebrate the Reconquista (the region’s liberation from Muslim rule), Alcoy's is the biggest and best known. Hundreds of locals dress up in elaborate traditional costumes representing different ‘factions’ – Muslim and Christian soldiers, slaves, guild groups, town criers, heralds, bands – and march through the streets in colourful processions with mock battles.

Processions converge upon Alcoy’s main square and its huge, temporary wooden fortress. It’s an exhilarating spectacle of sights and sounds.