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 The Moors and Christians in Moraira


Every year in June you can enjoy in Moraira one of their most famous festival: the Moors and Christians. From 7th to 16th June, both residents and visitors enjoy the acts that the Festival Committee prepares, being the weekend of 14th, 15th and 16th the most important days when you can see each filà showing their best clothes in the parades.


Moors and Christians are celebrated throughout the Valencian territory. The best known is "Moros y Cristianos de Alcoy", declared of international tourist interest. These festivities commemorate the battles of the thirteenth century between the Moor side, Islamists who lived in the Valencian territory in that century, and the Christian side, which finally defeats the Moors, with the consequence of the conversion of the Islamists to Catholicism, the so-called "moriscos", and their subsequent expulsion in the seventeenth century.


The music bands, the parades, the firecrackers, and the elaborate costumes dress Moraira with vibrant colors and sounds, where you can also enjoy concerts, fireworks, and religious acts. But, without a doubt, the most impressive thing is the conquest of the castle by the Moors on Friday the 14th in the sand of Ampolla Beach and the elevation of the flag of the half moon in the castle, as well as the reconquest of the Christians, which is celebrated on Saturday the 15th and where the Christians finally defeat the Moors and the castle flaunts the flag of the cross, emblem of the Christian side.


It is a unique spectacle for the senses to listen to the music while smelling the gunpowder and our eyes are delighted with the brilliant costumes and the decorated horses that ride on the sand. Enjoying the representation of a battle on the beach is a unique act since it is very difficult to find a town where the conquest and reconquest take place in a real castle and even less the castle it is located next to the sea.


If you want to enjoy these wonderful festivals that speak about the history of Valencians, do not hesitate to visit Moraira and stay at Boutique Hotel LaSort, where you will forget the car to get closer to the party, because it is located in the center of the town and also, if you do not like crowds, you can enjoy the battle at Ampolla Beach from one of our rooms with sea views or the newly renovated deluxe rooms, which have a terrace, to watch the show comfortably.


Inform yourself without obligation at hotel@lasort.com or call +00 34 96 649 19 49 and we will be happy to assist you.