Caravaca Running Of The Horses 2nd May 2024
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This is one of our most popular fiestas. The running of the Wine Horses in Caravaca is a fun day out with lots going on.
Of course maybe we need to explain a little about why this event happens every year. We have the well known history of the True Cross and the Caravaca Basilica which sits atop the hill But another important part of Caravaca history that greatly affects Caravaca in the present time was as a result of the wars between the Moors and the Christians. On this occasion the Moors had the town under siege, but the Christians were holding out , until the water supply in the city became contaminated causing much sickness. Fortunately for them, the religious and military order of Knights Templar came to the rescue. They loaded jars of wine on their horses and breaching the Moorish lines, they delivered wine to the city. It is said that as a result of the wine being blessed, the city made a miraculous recovery. This led to the present day celebration of the running of the horses. A very popular fiesta re-enacting the horses of the Knights Templar racing up the castle to rescue the city.
Usual Programme of events – But this is always subject to change by the event organisers
If the trip shows as no availability please call
us on 966 785 910 as there may be some remaining seats available
|Date of Travel
|Thursday 2nd May 2024
|Caravaca de la Cruz