Villajoyosa's Moors and Christians festival
July is one of the best times to visit Villajoyosa, the celebration of the most important festivities of La Vila, the Moors and Christians. Every year, from 24th to 31st July, the town becomes a film set and the village is divided into two sides to recreate the attack of the Barbary pirates and the fight of the locals. Tradition has it that Santa Marta provoked a flood that destroyed the pirate fleet and saved the inhabitants.
The Moors and Christians are characterised by their unique nature, their spectacular nature and their enormous impact, as they are recognised as Festivals of International Tourist Interest.
Among its firework displays and colourful parades, the great disembarkation that takes place at dawn on 28 July stands out. A historical re-enactment in which the Moorish side tries to conquer Villajoyosa from their boats off the coast and meets the Christian army waiting in their camp on the beach to engage in a spectacular and festive pitched battle.
It is a unique experience that will not leave you indifferent.