Moros y Cristianos Image gallery Introduction Programme Schedule Image gallery FAQs Moros y Cristianos Image gallery Singular Valencia Wine Tour Utiel Requena Wineries starstarstarstarstar 35 from 170,00€ Cliffs and Old Fishing Trails around Moraira starstarstarstarstar 34 from 158,00€ Valencia Arts and Sciences Segway Tour starstarstarstarstar 31 from 55,00€ Valencia Half Day City Highlights (Private Tour) starstarstarstarstar 28 from 250,00€ VIEW ALL This is the Moros y Cristianos celebration in images. In the Moros y Cristianos parade there are groups of women and men performing in the streets. The costumes worn by the performers don’t aim at historical or cultural accuracy. There are dozens of groups performing during Moros y Cristianos, and each of them wears different costumes and colours. Moros y Cristianos is one of the most colourful parades you’ll see in Valencia. Many bands of performers have a flagbearer walking in front of them, advertising the name of the organisation they belong to. The various bands of performers normally carry some kind of (fake) weapon: scimitars, swords, and bayonets. The Moros y Cristianos performers are normally followed or preceded by music bands. Moros y Cristianos is as much of a parade as it is a performance. The impersonators will often stop in the streets to enact a scene or a fight. The broader streets are where the most Moros y Cristianos performances and processions occur. Entire streets are closed to traffic on the occasion of the Moros y Cristianos parades. The costumes worn during the Moros y Cristianos performances generally involve make-up, hairdos, accessories, and structured costumes. Large crowds usually gather along the streets to see the Moros y Cristianos parades. The neighbourhoods with the most streetlights are where a lot of Moros y Cristianos parades take place during Fallas. There also are children as impersonators during the Moros y Cristianos parade. The Moros y Cristianos parades are often accompanied by dances or choreographies. There often is a group leader at the head of each Moros y Cristianos performance group. The groups of performers that you see during Moros y Cristianos come from all over the region to take part in the parade. Ruzafa, thanks to its broad streets, is usually where many Moros y Cristianos parades take place. Moros y Cristianos performers, especially dancers, are accompanied by music - usually drums and wind instruments. Although not historically accurate, many Moros y Cristianos impersonators hold (fake) hand-guns or arquebuses. Children performing on occasion of the Moros y Cristianos often stand on floats. The Moros y Cristianos parade follows a pre-determined route that you can follow. You’ll often find street food stands along the streets where the biggest Moros y Cristianos parades take place in Valencia. The parade often stops to allow for dance performances, re-enactments, and breaks. The costumes worn by both female and male performers aim at theatricality first and foremost, much like the rest of the Fallas festival. Schedule FAQs More related activities... Valencia Port Private Segway Tour starstarstarstarstar 24 from 60,00€ E-Scooter Rental for ALL DAY starstarstarstarstar 23 from 40,00€ Valencia Private Half Day Bike Tour starstarstarstarstar 23 from 55,00€ E-Scooter Grand Valencia Private Tour starstarstarstarstar 20 from 65,00€ VIEW ALL You might also be interested in... The 8 best places to wind down in Valencia Green, quiet, and serene, these eight places will let you take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. And you don’t even need to go far to get to them. Must-see museums in Valencia Art, science, history, crafts, ideas, and anthropology: Valencia has a museum for everything you might think of and a little more. Fallas - A beginner’s guide Explosive, colourful, and loud. Fallas is an ever-new tradition, daring and different every year. Here you can find an overview of the basic concepts to understand Valencia’s most explosive and fiery festival How to get to Valencia from the Airport Valencia Airport, also known as Manises Airport, is the second-largest airport in the region after Alicante. The airport is only 8 km west of Valencia, making it the closest to the city centre. The Central Market A building that brings together Valencia’s taste for modernist architecture, its skilled craftsmanship, and longstanding agricultural and trading traditions. History of Fallas Fallas is an incredibly rooted tradition in Valencia, but when did it become as we know it today? What are its origins? How has it changed over time?