Festivities in Extremadura

Tourist Interest Festivities in Extremadura

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  3. Regional Festivities
Peropalo
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Peropalo

Event

Every year the people of Villanueva de la Vera bring the "Peropalo" to justice at carnival time.

Location:

Villanueva de la Vera, Cáceres

Carnaval de Ánimas de Villar del Pedroso
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Carnaval de Ánimas de Villar del Pedroso

Event

Both a religious festival and a military celebration, the Carnival of Villar del Pediroso is one of the most unusual in Extremadura, and has been declared a Festival of Tourist Interest.

Location:

Villar del Pedroso, Cáceres

Olivenza Bullfighting Fair
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Olivenza Bullfighting Fair

Event

A Festivity of Tourist Interest in Extremadura that signals the opening of the bullfighting season in Spain.

Location:

Olivenza, Badajoz

Llerena traditional extremaduran pig slaughter
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Llerena traditional extremaduran pig slaughter

Event

This town in the administrative region called La Campiña Sur pays tribute to one of the most important moments of Extremaduran gastronomic culture: “la matanza” (the Slaughter). There is no shortage of typical pastries or dishes like migas (fried breadcrumbs), cocido (stew) and prueba de cerdo (cooked pork).

Location:

Plaza de España, 1 Llerena, Badajoz

Cherry Blossom Festival
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Cherry Blossom Festival

Event

Cherry flowers cover the Jerte Valley in a blanket of white, endowing it with great beauty.

Location:

Mancomunidad de Municipios del Valle del Jerte, Cáceres

Cross-border Jornadas del Gurumelo
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Cross-border Jornadas del Gurumelo

Event

Since 2007, the village of Villanueva del Fresno celebrates the gurumelo, a wild mushroom that grows and is much sought after in the south west of the peninsula. It grows on the dehesa between holm oak and ash, under the rockrose bushes, especially the gum rockrose (Cistus ladanifer). The festival, which is held in March, includes trips to the countryside, tastings, talks on mushroom-picking and other activities.

Location:

Plaza de España, 1 Villanueva del Fresno, Badajoz

Holy Week in Jerez de los Caballeros
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Holy Week in Jerez de los Caballeros

Event

The popular devotion that characterises a Week of Passion declared a Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Location:

Jerez de los Caballeros, Badajoz

Holy Week in Caceres
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Holy Week in Caceres

Event

Its aesthetic appeal and the Black Christ crucifix in procession are just some of the main attractions of Holy Week in Caceres.

Location:

Cáceres, Cáceres

Holy Week in Badajoz
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Holy Week in Badajoz

Event

A Festivity of National Tourist Interest that adorns the streets of Badajoz with some of the most beautiful samples of Christian imagery in existence.

Location:

Badajoz, Badajoz

Holy Week in Mérida
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Holy Week in Mérida

Event

The via crucis in the Roman Amphitheatre in the early morning of Holy Saturday is without a doubt one of the most overwhelming of Holy Week in Spain.

Location:

Mérida, Badajoz