Fancy a walk through the Middle Ages? In a few days the inhabitants and visitors to the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola can enjoy a new edition of the famous Medieval Market which takes place in the castle Sohail from August 22 to 26.
The 9th edition of the Medieval Market of Fuengirola each year is celebrated in the tenth century Moorish fortress, being not only a perfect setting but also unique in Spain, as the Medieval Market in Fuengirola is the only one that takes place in a real fortress, greatly increasing its attractiveness.
The courtyard of the castle and its surroundings are decorated in a typically medieval style, with bandoliers and vendors and participants are dressed in costumes of the time. Among taverns and artisans, visitors can enjoy some 80 stands with a variety of food and crafts: Ceramics, bread, leather, toys, jewellery, chocolate, decoration, herbs, natural cosmetics, prints, wooden toys and crafts of the Middle Ages as carpentry, blacksmithing, and many others; all very attractive indeed, it is hard not to buy anything!
Furthermore, there is a number of complementary activities and workshops such as donkey rides, archery, fortune-tellers, stilt walkers, jugglers, storytellers and children´s games.
The opening hours are from 7 pm to 2 am Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.
The Moorish castle of Sohail is situated on a hill a few meters from the sea and the river Fuengirola and is a splendid vantage point of the coast and surrounding area. The Arabs named this fortress built in the tenth century Sohail, after a bright star that guides the travelers through the desert.
The medieval market in Fuengirola was born with the idea of recreating lmedieval ife in an authentic medieval fortress of the time, framed in the summer tourist program; an event that receives thousands of visitors each year and that has established within the program of leisure on the Costa del Sol.