ORIHUELA’S annual Medieval Market has been delayed and this year will be held in April.
The popular event is traditionally held at the end of January or in February, but councillor of Festivities, Mariola Rocamora, has announced this year it will be held on April 8, 9 and 10. The councillor said the market has suffered in recent years from bad weather so the proposal to move it back has been made when the spring weather will hopefully be more favourable “and will lead to a greater number of visitors, as there are more tourists in the spring.”
The date change will also assist in allowing the planned work in Calle Santa Lucia and the surrounding area to be completed, as is scheduled to do so at Easter.
The market attracts thousands of visitors each year as the streets are transformed back to the medieval era, with traditional stalls, shows, performances and events.