30 January 2014
Knights, princesses, witches, wizards and elves meet in Orihuela this weekend. This market is said to be the largest in Spain. Spread over three days from Friday 31 January to Sunday 2 February, there will be activities in the street such as falconry, dancing, bird flight workshops, food tastings and parades of troupes.
Orihuela medieval market attracts thousands of visitors and hundreds of stall holders. One of Orihuela’s greatest attributes is that almost the whole of the city’s population gets involved. The streets in the old district of the city are decked in banners and bunting and many people dress in medieval garb.
Many of the items on sale in the market are also, in some way, representative of the period. You will be able to buy things like wood carvings, handmade jewellery, clothing, furniture, toys, food, drink and much more. There is much more to this fiesta, there will be many street performers to entertain you during the weekend.
A bus service is being provided from the coast to Orihuela. The buses will run on Friday (31 January) and Saturday and Sunday (1 and 2 February) departing from Playa Flamenca at 9.00am returning at 2.00pm, then again at 4.00pm returning at 9.00pm. The buses will also pick up and drop off at Entre Naranjos. The price of the bus is just 5.30€ return from the Orihuela Costa, and just 3.30€ from Entre Naranjos, payable to the driver upon boarding.
If you enjoy travelling through time, Orihuela is the place for you this weekend.
Check out the guide below: