September Fair in Murcia
A time of celebration that, granted by King Alfonso X ‘the Wise’, hosts a melting pot of celebrations.
Among them are the Fair of Attractions, the Bullfighting Fair, the Cattle Fair, the Moors and Christians and the Fuensanta pilgrimage.
Festival of Moors and Christians
It commemorates the foundation of Murcia by the Arabs and the conquest of the city by Alfonso X 'the Wise'
The Moors and Christians (Moros y Cristianos) recall the founding of Murcia by the Arabs and the conquest of the city by Alfonso X the Wise. While Murcia celebrates this Fair, the camps (kábilas and mesnadas) are installed on the Malecón Promenade where you can go in the evening for a drink. In addition, the groups parade on several occasions with their hosts through the city center. Their typical clothes, along with music, add historical color to the September Fair.
The Virgen de la Fuensanta pilgrimage
Passion and beauty: the return of the Virgin to the Sanctuary of La Fuensanta
The September Pilgrimage is an historical crowded event. It commemorates the solemn coronation of Our Lady. The city accompanies the patron saint of the city, Our Lady of Fuensanta, to her Sanctuary. This day is always a local celebration which, added to the great participation and popular rejoicing, makes it one of the most important days in Murcia.
Attractions, vertigo, speed and fun in the Fica enclosure
During the days of the Fair, you can also enjoy the Fica area converted into a huge fanfair, as well as the different bullfighting festivities and traditional Garden food that, can also be tasted on the Malecón Promenade within the enclosures known as the "Orchard".