Renaissance Festival in Tortosa
Festa del Renaixement
Tortosa (Catalunya autonomous region)
In the second half of July, Tortosa celebrates the Renaissance Festival. Under the title "the Splendour of a 16th Century City", the Festival commemorates, through a wide range of cultural and recreational activities, the historical period of the 16th century, one of the most interesting periods in the Tortosa city’s existence.
Thanks to the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the 16th century, every year Tortosa can be transported to a now disappeared world of aromas, flavours and customs. The old town is transformed; noble buildings and ancient walls are extravagantly adorned while the people finish building their taverns, preparing the ovens and getting their period costumes ready; the attorneys –the local government- and noble families show off and strut through the streets of the city they rule.
Artists, musicians and travellers liven up the streets and animate the palaces and noble buildings of the city with shows and performances. Itinerant groups and other interpreters recreate the daily life of the Modern Age in their camps or workshops, where they live during the Festival. Several performances are held throughout the day with any street, square or corner turning into a stage, while all sorts of acts and ceremonies take place, including street parades and jousts.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
La Festa del Renaixement Tortosa
Tortosa City information point
Address: C. St. Felip Neri 1, 43500 Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain
Tel.: +34 977440901
Fax: +34 977444928
Address: Ctra. Tortosa - L’Aldea, km. 2,5
Tel.: +34 977449648
Centre d’Interpretació del Renaixement
Address: Sant Domènec, 12
Tel.: +34 977444668