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Top 10 Best Festivals in Spain

Guide to Festivals in Spain Video

The best way to experience the Spanish culture and traditions is to participate a fiesta (festival) in the company of colourful nights with fireworks, carnival dancers in great costumes, bull running etc.

f you want to eat, drink and dance then fiestas in Spain are the perfect combination.

There are a lot of
festivals in Spain regarding every region and community.

You may decide and get information about the festivals on your
Spain holidays schedule from the Tourism Offices.

Below are the
Top 10 Best Festivals in Spain.

 
San Fermín fiestas & running of the bulls in Pamplona

6-14 July (annual)

Pamplona has the world’s biggest outdoor party from 6 to 14th of July that thousands congregate the city for the San Fermín fiestas (Fiesta de San Fermín) and the running of the bulls. The intensity and frenzied nature of this wild, round-the-lock festival of food, wine and dance attracts many visitors from all over the world.

 
Las Fallas Festival in Valencia

15-19 March (annual)

The Spanish are experts at putting on excessive and city-wide festivals and other parties, and Valencia is famous for its annual "Las Fallas" festival in Valencia, which is a raucous, smoke-filled event jam-packed with as many fire and firework-based displays as possible. [Read More]

 
La Tomatina, Tomato Fight Festival in Valencia

On the last Wednesday of August (annual)

La Tomatina Festival is a popular and fantastic fiesta that include street battle where people throw tomatoes at one another. The festival is held at the town of Bunol, near Valencia.

 
Semana Santa in Seville & Malaga, Andalucia

On the week leading up to Easter Sunday (annual)

Semana Santa (Holy Week) is one of the most significant festivals of the year in Andalucia. The religious celebrations in Seville with the pasos (floats) bearing the most revered images of Jesús El Gran Poder, Triana and La Macarena are spectacular.

 
Carnival Tenerife in Tenerife, Canary Islands

February (annual)

Tenerife Carnivals are the best after those of Rio de Janeiro. Tenerife Carnival goes for 27 days take place during February and all the islanders gather together during these annual festivities. The main celebrations take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the areas near the port where people dance to the sound of the best Salsa groups.

 
 
Castellers - La Mercè Festival in Barcelona

24 September (annual)

La Mercè Festival (Castellers – The Human Towers of La Merce) is the townspeople’s festival par-excellence. During the week of the 24th of September, the festivity of Our Lady of Mercy, there are wonderful and numerous activities that are being held. [Read More]

 
Fiesta San Isidro in Madrid

2-15 May  (annual)

The festivities are centered on 2nd May and they are a foretaste of the outdoor dances and spectacles to come on 15th May, the feast day of Madrid’s patron saint, San Isidro. An outdoor pilgrimage (romería) sees thousands of people gathering at St. Isidore’s Hermitage Chapel and meadow, as well as the holding of the world’s most important bullfight festival.

 
Sant Joan Festival in Menorca, Balearic Islands

23-24 June  (annual)

The single most outstanding event in the Balearic festive calendar is the Sant Joan Fiesta (St. John’s Day) in Ciutadella town of Menorca is the most fascinating festival in the Balearic Islands. This Menorcan fiesta par excellence is rank among the most colorful and eye-catching of all those held in Spain. The summer feast days celebrated in Menorca star horses and riders in the leading role.

 
Feria de Abril in Seville, Andalucia

April  (annual)

Feria de Abril which is the April Fair is a popular colorful and outstanding annual festival of Seville. At midday, the fairgrounds are taken over by handsome horses and their riders, along with horse-drawn carriages for the traditional parade. During the evening, large tents are filled with music and dancing.

 
St. John's Bonfires in Alicante, Costa Blanca

20 June  (annual)

Las Hogueras de San Juan (St. John's Bonfires)... In summer, Alicante’s streets fill with artistically contrived cardboard figures for the St. John’s Day in the company of fireworks. The bonfires, known as las Hogueras shows the life of the city while its streets become a permanent source of entertainment with barracas (makeshift booths), parades and lively processions.

 
 
 
 
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