DATA: from April to 23 05 May 2019
PLACE: Montblanc, Spain
During the Middle Ages, outside the walls of Montblanc, Sant Jordi killed a dangerous dragon, saving the princess and the city.
Where the dragon's blood was spilled, red roses grow today.
One of the most exciting events of the Catalan spring originates from this ancient legend: la Setmana Medieval of Montblanc. In 1987, the first representation of that event took place at the Plaza Mayor. Since then, the party has expanded, obtaining a following of not indifferent fans. And also numerous awards.
Despite its success, Montblanc's Setmana Medieval has managed to retain its popular character, remaining rooted in its roots and tradition.
The event takes place every year during the two weekends during which the anniversary of the Patron Saint, the 23 April falls. The Setmana Santa program is really rich. Among the unmissable events, the representation of the legend of San Giorgio, and the splendid Medieval Market.
We are sure you will not be disappointed by this fantastic review. Seeing is believing.
HOW TO GET
The best way to reach Montblanc is from Barcelona. The latter is well connected to the main European and extra-European destinations, with direct flights. He Prat e Girona they are the two international airports that serve the city.
Montblanc can be reached by train from Barcelona Sants. The R.EXPRESS train connects the two cities in about two hours. Alternatively, you can stop at Lleida and, from here, continue towards Montblanc; the travel time is, however, about two hours.
Another solution to get there is the car. You might consider renting one directly at the airport. Info and reservations from this link.
Here are the main events scheduled for the 2019 edition of the Setmana Medieval of Montblanc
DRACUM NOCTE. The forces of evil arrive with witches and other characters invoking the dragon. Show with 100 actors. Friday 26 / 04, at 23: 00, in Plaça de Sant Francesc.
THE LEGEND OF SAN GIORGIO. The fantastic representation of the legend of Sant Jordi and the dragon. A fantastic show of light and music at Passeig Joan Martí i Alanis (El Foradot). Saturday 27 / 04 at 21: 00 and at 23: 00. Paid show.
MEDIEVAL MARKET. Along the streets and historical squares of the city, there will be over 130 stalls with interesting local craft products. Only on Saturday and Sunday. The 27 and 28 April and the 04 and 05 May, from the 10: 00 to the 20: 00.
DELIVERY OF THE ROSE. San Jordi will deliver La Rosa to the princess, between dances and dances, the 23 / 04.
Other interesting events are the wine tastings, on Sundays at Plaza de Sta. Maria, from 10: 00. There Royal dinner, in full medieval style, Friday 03 May, at the Church of San Francesc, at 21: 00. Saturday 04 / 05, there will be, however, the suggestive Medieval Night Tournament, at Fossar de la Muralla of Santa Tecla. Two shows at 21: 00 and 23: 00, with tests of skill and dexterity. This is one of the few paid shows.
WHERE TO SLEEP
To be able to find one accommodation in Montblanc, during Setmana Medieval, you have to book well in advance.
The offer, in this period, is rather limited. Close to the event, it is practically unlikely to find available rooms.
Better, therefore, opt for alternative solutions. A few kilometers from here, Mas de Caret Agroturisme it represents more than an alternative. The guest house offers rooms with a balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside and a private bathroom with a shower. Excellent value for money. Book your room at the best price, from this link.
Alberg Jaume is the best economic solution, in Espluga de Francolí, about 6 km from Montblanc, in an area particularly renowned for trekking. The property offers double rooms with shared bathrooms, less than € 30 per night.