Consuegra Medieval Festival
– An exciting historical event
The perfect event for those who love theatrical reenactments based on the gory tales of Medieval Spain.
Consuegra Medieval Festival is a time warp of dramatised performances in which participants are transported back to the 8th century to recall the bloody Battle of Consuegra in the year 1097.
For over two decades, hundreds of local townspeople have participated in an exaggerated transformation of Consuegra to relive the brutal attack on the Castle of La Muela.
One weekend in the middle of August, villagers gather to recall a time in which the North African Moors set out to conquer and siege the Medieval Castle of La Muela in Consuegra;
It is ultimately resulting in the death of Diego Rodriguez, the only son of the Castilian nobleman and military leader, El Cid Campeador.
Live performances are set to take place in the Castle of Consuegra, on the boardwalk of Rio Amarguillo and in the towns’ bullring.
On the final evening of the Consuegra Medieval Festival, an alluring funeral ceremony is held in front of the castle, on Calderico’s Mount, to honour the respected life of Diego Rodriguez.
Enjoyable for all ages.
Performances and Activities
The festival is organised around the following performances:
The Spanish Fonsado
A theatrical narration of the life of the inhabitants of Castle of Consuegra during the battle and subsequent siege.
A thrilling, guided tour of the historical battle camp of the Almoravid army. Where audiences witness reenactments of battle scenes of the invasion of Al-Andalus.
A dramatised reenactment of the Battle of Consuegra on a life-size chess board, demonstrating the fatal defeat of Diego Rodriguez.
Under these shows, the entire village of Consuegra becomes a free, medieval artisan market.
More than 12 hours of uninterrupted ceremonies, parades and interactive performances, enjoyable for all ages.
Photos from Consuegra Medieval Festival
All Photos; Héctor Martín – consuegramedieval.com
Where to stay – Hotel tips
Not so many hotels right in Consuegra, but a few charming ones, with typical Spanish style, can be found.
A hidden gem is the cosy Hotel Rural La Vida de Antes, in an old mansion from the 1800s.
Great staff and a charming backyard with a small pool.
Good reviews from its guests.
How to get there
Madrid to Consuegra by Bus (Travel time 2.5 hours)
The Samar Bus company makes regular trips to Consuegra and leaves from Mendez Alvaro bus station – purchasing tickets in advance highly recommended.
Madrid to Consuegra by Car (travel time 1.5 hours)
Madrid is approximately 130 km from Consuegra.
Toledo to Consuegra by Bus (travel time approx 1.5 hours)
Samar buses leave from Toledo bus station regularly.
Toledo to Consuegra by Car (travel time 45 mins)
Approximately 64 km.