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Feria de San Miguel de Moratalla 2014 "Conquering Moratalla" (25/09/2014)

La Feria de San Miguel 2014, to be held in Moratalla on 27, 28 and 29 September, this year has many attractions that will happen over three intense days, where visitors can enjoy activities, craft workshops, historical reenactments and live music.

Antonio Garcia presented and unveiled the program of activities of the Feria de San Miguel 2014, which highlighted the many events and activities for young and old, who during the days of the fair will be carried out.

"Visitors can enjoy the space falconry, tables of popular games, archery, boat Wood and inflatable medieval castle and craft workshops, where we can see live how pieces of jewelry, leather, basketry are manufactured and textiles, and how objects are carved glass and forgings are made, "said the Mayor.

Antonio Garcia said that this show is co-funded by the LEADER program, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), whose leitmotif is "Europe investing in rural areas."

He stressed that this is one of the main programs of European support for the future of rural areas, and shares with the Fair includes fostering the tourism development by the natural and cultural wealth of the territory in value as well as initiatives to recover conserve heritage and traditions.

It also thanked all establishments, companies, individuals and municipal associations working with the organization and implementation of this event.

During the presentation, the Mayor was accompanied by Francisco Muñoz, the entertainment company specializing in medieval markets Bavaria Productions, responsible for coordination and organization of this year's fair.

Moratalla Francisco Muñoz added that "it is a city that stands out especially for its natural and historical heritage.

In the latter, the Levantine Rock Art, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in the town has a strategic presence as a cultural reference to international standards.

But also important is the urban complex of Andalusian origin, typically with a network of medieval streets, hugging the castle that stands an imposing Torre del Homenaje ".

Francisco Munoz recalled that in the mid-thirteenth century the Muslim kingdom of Murcia surrendered, under conditions, to King Alfonso X El Sabio, a pact was signed in the Villa de Alcaraz, from the annals of history as the "Pact Alcaraz" .

Over the years, and not a few failures, Mudejar (Muslims living in Christian territory) were increasing the tone of their complaints until the rebellion after two decades.

They forcibly recovered populations and castles, for about two years.

Some of these episodes in the history of the first decades of the Christian kingdom of Murcia, is now going to recreate the old streets of Moratalla.

Christian troops against Muslim retinues;

in front of the first, the Knights Hospitallers of Alcaraz, faithful servants of King Alfonso X. Finally emphasized that with this event, Moratalla wants to add other historical recreation initiatives that are playing important role in the development of supply cultural tourism in the Region of Murcia.

Both tourists and visitors invited neighbors Moratalla, to enjoy three days of the fair and all scheduled activities.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Moratalla

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