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Medieval festivals in Barcelona

Written by João Moura

Ever wanted to travel in time and discover how was life in the Middle Ages? Do you have a long beard and enjoy your glass of craft beer? Is Game of Thrones your favorite TV show? If so, you should consider  visiting some of the medieval festivals in Barcelona and surrounding areas. Each one of them offers a special and unique experience.

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La Fira de l’Aixada

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La Fira de l’Aixada is an annual medieval market held in February in Manresa (Barcelona) with music, dance, historical recreations, and other activities especially created to appeal to the Middle Age fans. It’s an opportunity to find craftsmen and women from another time, stallholders, and innkeepers, among other characters lost in time.

Festa Medieval de Sant Jordi

La Festa Medieval de Sant Jordi takes place in Badalona in the month of April. The theme of this festival is the legend of Sant JordiSt. George. Every year, the festival offers a variety of activities for grown-ups and their kids. These activities go from theater, dance, children’s workshops, medieval markets, medieval food banquets and old boat cruises.

Besalu Medieval Festival


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Visiting Besalu is a trip to remember, especially in August, when the Besalu Medieval Festival, one of the most relevant festivals in Catalonia, takes place. Imagine the ancient castle, the fantastic stone bridge and the historical churches filled with medieval people. Now imagine yourself there. You have bought yourself the premium medieval experience.

Creu Coberta

Medieval fairs fans know where to go in September: Creu Coberta is a medieval fair that happens in the city of Barcelona in September. During an entire weekend, Creu Coberta turns itself into a true medieval place like it was in the old days.

Related article: Medieval Dinner at the Requesens Palace

La Fira Medieval d’Oficis


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Súria (Barcelona) is the place to visit in November if you want to visit a medieval world. This medieval trades fair offers handicrafts, workshops, music, tournaments, cavaliers, torchlight processions and historical recreations that will give you the chills.

Vic Medieval Market

The Medieval Market of Vic takes place in December in Barcelona. It is held around the feast of the Immaculate Conception. It’s one of the most important medieval festivals in Spain, offering demonstrations, activities for children and other events that attract more than 100.000 visitors a year.

If you want to come and explore a medieval festival in Barcelona, you should consider a short-term rental in the city.

About the author

João Moura

João has been putting words in order on the internet for a decade. He fell in love with Barcelona on the first visit, in 2010, and he keeps coming back for more.

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