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Fiesta In Alcoy.

Fiestas don’t come much bigger, more colourful or much louder than the Moors and Christians festival held in Alcoy,  Spain. It is held over three days and nights in April.

More than a hundred bands take part all being cheered and applauded and covered with confetti,  thrown from the buildings by thousands of onlookers from all over Europe. The only part I did not like was the queues of traffic when you arrive at Alcoy.  Park anywhere you can we were told by the very obliging policeman. Its all uphill or downhill depending which way you are going, but it’s worth it. Unfortunately I was with my wife and our friends Maurice and Ann who all walk a lot and are very fit . Me?  I am unfit and was in agony for three days after the fiesta, did I say it was worth it?  Next time training before going to a town like Alcoy which is all built on hills is a must.