Renaissance Festival

Every July, the historic town of Tortosa in Tarragona undergoes a magical transformation, as it steps back in time to the grandeur of the 16th century. Since 1996, this festival has brought the Renaissance period vividly to life. For several days, the city’s streets and buildings are bedecked with tapestries, carpets, torches, and banners, creating a vibrant tableau straight out of history.

The townspeople themselves become key figures in this living tableau, donning period costumes adorned with rosettes that flash the colors of their local districts. More than 3,000 residents join in, enthusiastically embodying the spirits of their ancestors to recreate the bustling atmosphere of a 16th-century Tortosa. This immersive experience not only celebrates but breathes life into the rich tapestry of the town’s historical heritage.

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