Fira de l’Aixada Medieval Festival in Manresa, Spain.
24-25 February 2018
24-25 February 2018
A fair perfect for those intrigued by history, culture and theatrical reenactments.
In the geographical heart of Catalonia, Spain, you will find yourself transported to the 18th century in the Medieval Market of Manresa.
The festival recalls a mystery dating back 650 years to which a light from Montserrat mountain was said to have illuminated the church of Carme.
In this way, the conflict that had interrupted the construction of the Acequia de Manresa was resolved.
Through prolific performances, rediscover the origins which characterize modern day Catalonia.
In the end of February, the historic town of Manresa is filled with masters of ancient trade, craftsman, joglars, funambulists, and variant attractions that revive the essence of the 18th century.
Divided into three zones, explore over 200 exhibits of food, music, medieval workshops and surprise acts by live performers among the crowds.
For Children/Family Friendly
Workshops for children will be held at the Plana del Om.
The company Manresana Historic events will offer the following free workshops during the Fira de l’Aixada:
– Medieval writing
– Romanesque painting with pigments
– Minting of coins
In La Plana del Om, there will be an exhibition of siege weapons, (weapons
which were formerly used to destroy or overcome fortresses, walls and castles
during a siege), by Michel Redrado.
Also in La Pana del Om, Juli Logan, from El Taller de l’Art, demonstrates the intricacies of the antiquated craftsmanship of carving wood sculptures.
Join Carme Manubens as she performs the entire process of forming stained glass windows.
On Sobrerroca street, there will be a workshop of Musical instruments demonstrated by Alejandro Ballestar.
At Parc de la Catedral, participants will be spellbound at the Magic School where reenactments of 18th century rituals are held.
Leather workshops and a wicker and wool workshop will also be hosted in the Parc de la Catedral.
Learn the trades of glassblowing, tinsmiths and ceramicists with local artists at Parc de la Seu.
This year, as in previous years, participants are encouraged to partake in a photography contest through social networks. Learn more on the festival’s official website.