When & Where The Caravaca Festival Spanish Fiesta usually takes place in early May in the town of Caravaca in the province of Murcia near Alicante in Spain.
The next Caravaca festival will be 30th April to 4th May 2011.
What to expect This Spanish festival begins with a procession in the Iglese early in the morning as a cross is submerged in a silver urn which is filled with wine & surrounded by local Spanish flowers which soak up any overflow. Then it celebrates the race of the "Wine Horses" - Caballos De Vino. Horses wearing beautifully embroidered garments race from the bottom of the town up to the castle - Castillo. There are porters on each side and the entire town lines up to support the efforts.
Where to stay Book your accommodation for Caravaca De La Cruz well in advance as it's a small town. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Murcia available in advance here.