Cultural, Medieval & Historical Festivals
Switzerland – Basel
If you’re not all carnivaled out then head to Basel for Fasnacht.
It starts a little later than carnival in the rest of Europe and it’s a mixture of joie de vivre, melancholy, disguises, death and century old traditions.
Spain – Palos de la Frontera
Feria Medieval del Descubrimiento, or Medieval Discovery Fair, will have you stepping right back into the sights and atmosphere of 15th Century Spain.
Retrace the footsteps of Christopher Columbus as he prepared to set sail to the new world.
Spain – Valencia
As quite possibly the loudest festival in Europe, earplugs are highly recommended when you vist Las Fallas.
Known for its lights, gunpowder, traditional costumes, fireworks and music, its a festival full of color and noise!
The Netherlands – Lisse
A fabulous festival of flowers, the Keukenhof opens on the 23rd of March.
There’s plenty of time to catch this vibrant and colorful feast for the eyes as the festival is open for two months.