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Golden Age Market in Alcalá de Henares, April 21-24

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Golden Age Market in Alcalá de Henares

There are numerous celebrations and events that this year 2016 take place on the occasion of the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Cervantes.

And, of course, many of them are based in Alcala de Henares, Madrid town where the great writer of the Golden age.

Among these events, precisely from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 April, the I Golden Age Market, which combines a large thematic market and various shows, all concentrated in the bullring of Alcala de Henares and the surrounding streets.


Battle of Don Quixote at the Golden Age Market in Alcalá de Henares

During those four days you can see up to 25 daily performances that tour the market with more than one hundred food and craft stalls, as well as workshops of old crafts.

In the various shows that take place during the Golden Age Market Fifty artists from different theater, music and dance companies participate.

The Battle of Don Quixote

The main show to be held is the theatrical action «The Battle of Don Quixote«, which takes place on the sand of the bullring The student.

Ten specialists between riders and world fencing champions stage the clashes between the famous squire and the imaginary giants, as well as the manteo of Sancho Panza or other duels reflected in the Cervantine work.


Golden Age Market in Alcalá de Henares

This show is performed on Sunday 24 with schedules at 13 and 18 hours. He ticket price It is 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children from 3 to 9 years. You can buy them in Catch it and at the box office.

He Golden Age Market opens to the public on Thursday 21 at 5 pm, and the proclamation of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza It takes place on Friday 22 at 12 noon in the bullring.

Said Friday from 8 pm it is celebrated The Burial of Cervantes, funeral ceremony that starting from the bullring runs through the market.

For its part, the great charity gala The Comedy Corral The aforementioned Friday takes place at 10 pm, also in the bullring. With tickets at 10 euros, several monologues will be presented as well as a concert by the rock band Alcalaina Route 57.


Golden Age Market in Alcalá de Henares

The area of Golden Age Market It brings together more than a hundred street stalls where a selection of traditional cuisine from various Spanish and Portuguese regions is offered, from conventual sweets to sausages, honey or processed spirits.

In the market you can also see artisans who offer products made with ancestral techniques, such as ceramics, tile lamps, steel photoetches or wrought iron and wood objects.

In sum, an event that is a new excuse to visit the historic University city of Alcalá de Henares.


Golden Age Market in Alcalá de Henares

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