The city is adorned more than ever, all corners forming part of a huge urban stage, decorated profusely for the celebration of the Festival. Balconies are covered with damasks; streets are embowered and decorated with paintings, flags and garlands. Tortosa recovers the splendour of the sixteenth century and commemorates the time when it was one of the leading cities of Catalonia. Among the symbols that are retrieved is the flag of the city, a silver tower on a red background, and that of the Vegueria (region), and the shield of the House of Barcelona flanked by two silver towers.
The atmosphere of the festival is unique: the people, dressed in their finery, stroll, rest in the taverns of the Ruta de la Saboga (Route of the Shad) or have fun at the shows. Meanwhile, the campers from all over the place settle in to experience the daily life of the period, working in trades, cooking or playing and having fun. And the palaces are host to performances with instruments from the period, such as the hurdy-gurdy, the lute or the theorbo. All this creates a unique atmosphere that makes us aware of how people in the sixteenth century lived
The courtyard of the most important Renaissance complex in Catalonia never fails to impress. You cannot leave Tortosa without seeing it.
The Campament de les Quincalles (Camp of the Trinkets) comes to Tortosa. It can be found by following the scent of the herbs, concoctions and ointments capable of curing any ills
At the foot of the Walls of the Suda, come, see, poke around, choose and buy products from the most everyday to the most exotic
The Plaça dels Dolors (Square of Sorrows) is the meeting place for traders and artisans from all corners of the Kingdom.
The camp of one of the most numerous groups in the city in the 16th century: the fishermen. They take part in the daily life of the festival with joy and good cheer.
Gentlemen, stop here to water your horses, replenish your body and relieve your weariness of spirit.
The pikemen have their resting place in the avançades. Here they relax with their families and the rest of the troop.
Next to the Taverna del Pou (Well Tavern), its members find refuge from the frantic activity.
Exhibition of birds of prey and display flights of these impressive creatures.
As a result of the Festival, this Centre was created to explain what the city was like in the Renaissance era.
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