LAST WEEKEND’S medieval market in the old town of Benidorm drew almost a quarter of a million people to the town, according to the local business association that organised the event AICO.
This year’s market was the largest ever in terms of stallholders, musical performers and people attending.
The event took over four locations in the city, Parque d’Elche, Santa Domingo, Tomas Ortuna and Calle Mercado, with each area concentrating on different themes.
The largest concentration of events took place directly adjacent to Parque d’Elche otherwise known as Dove Park, where over a hundred stalls selling artisan products and food, combined with food stands and more than 50 street performances and entertainment shows took place.
In Santa Domingo the local tapas bars of tapas alley embraced the theme of the market, with staff dressed in traditional costumes.
For the first time this year, children were catered for with kids zones located in Tomas Ortuna and Calle Mercado.
Organisers of the event are delighted with the response to the event, which has grown in size over the years and fully intend to increase its growth next year with an extra themed area added within the town.