Hita Medieval Festival
Fiesta Medieval de Hita
Hita, Guadalajara (Castilla-La Mancha autonomous community)
Hita city, from 1368 until the end of the 16th century, was under the domain of the Mendoza who decided to reinforce the village defensive structures and the castle on the top of the hill. Many sections of the walled area are still intact and can be discovered during guided tours through the historical centre of the city.
The Hita Medieval Theatre Festival, held since 1961, is one of the most important festivals in Spain, being ranked of National Tourist Interest. As the title suggests, the main event of the Festival is the theatre performance, which takes place in the Plaza Mayor by night and is based on medieval themes and scenery. Besides the theatre, generally the medieval life is represented at the festival: the visitors can enjoy the large market, medieval games, themed exhibitions, crafts workshops organized by the local Craft School of Folklore, archery competitions and other shows and activities, as well as traditional music and medieval cuisine. The city is filled with jugglers, jokers, knights, witches, poets, acrobats, all in their historical costumes. The spectacular Medieval Tournament is held as well, where brave knights can display their skills with lances in jousting.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Hita Town Council
Address: c Pósito, 5 - 19248 Hita, Spain
Hita Tourist Office
Address: c San Pedro, 6 - 19248 Hita, Spain
Castilla La Mancha tourism portal