Festival of the Crosses


The May Crosses Festival -Fiesta de la Cruz-, is actually more than a festival, it is also a contest and an neighbours' gathering. Most people living in El Barrio de la Cruz join in with the decorating of their neighbourhood and complete for prizes for the best-decorate crosses, streets and patios. Children of the different schools in the city also take part in the festivity and in the contest by decorating a May Cross that would later parade, carried by them, on Saturday morning. There are live performances and activities serving all audiences all along the first weekend of May, when the celebration takes palce. Among the main activities in the programme, we highlight the Flamenco Festival. All in all, the main aim of this celebration is promoting and improving the coexistence among neighbours during a historical weekend an in a unique atmosphere. You will find neighbours drinking, eating and celebration in their respectives streets, and also bars serving drinks an tapas set up in the streets of La Cruz

Date:Variable (the first weekend in May).

Location: Barrio de la Cruz.

For further information, click on the next link and access the lates programme:Festival of the Crosses 2015 Programme