LA NUCIA’S popular Medieval Market returns to the town in early July, taking the town back to its ancient roots for a weekend.
The market, which takes place from Friday July 7 to Sunday July 9 will feature around 60 craftsmen and women who have booked stalls through organisers Amata.
Theatre groups, dancers and acrobats, as well as several craft demonstrations will liven up the event for visitors.
The Town hall square will be full of interesting craft stands selling ceramics, leather bags, belts and shoes, glass, designer jewellery, carved and turned wood, carved stone, soap and perfume, patchwork plus much more.
Whilst the food section there will feature street food stands selling sausages, cheese, roast almonds and peanuts, bread straight from the wood oven, as well as a medieval tavern, who will roast a whole pig on a spit and a tent with Arab food.
To complete the medieval setting, troubadours, story tellers, falconers, people on stilts, buffoons and other typical characters of the era wander from time to time through the streets.
Visitors may even encounter gaggle of geese and children can take a ride on a small merry-go-round or pony, have a try at pottery or making a sheet of paper, or play medieval table games.
Juggling, belly dancing and aerial acrobatics will close the market every night with a spectacular fire show.
Craft tradition is slowly disappearing in Spain, which is why Amata has coined the term ‘artesanía de autor’ to describe its unusual markets, roughly translated as “craft work made and sold by the craftsmen himself”.
A spokesperson for the organizing group said: “There will be nothing imported or made in factories on the market, which Amata and La Nucia Town Hall see eye to eye on, as there are far too many organisers setting up so-called medieval markets that are little more than pound shops in historic clothing”
Free parking in the underground parking of les Nits and open air car park at the back of the village, both just 100 yards from the market, will be available on each of the evenings which begin at 18.00h and last until late at night.
For more information phone 639 979 678 (English spoken) or at www.amata.es/LaNucia16.html