Ephemeral art

The Barraque

ENJOY YOURSELVES WATCHING THE PORTADAS (GATES OF THE BARRAQUES) WITH THE FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE PRESENT IN THE CITY STREETS.

The Barraques or shacks are common places of feast and social harmony. These places occupy the streets of the district to which they belong and are characterized for having a big decorated gate (Portada) or entrance to their...

The burning (Cremà)

COME WITH US TO BURN OUT ALICANTE

The most special moment of St. John’s festivity occurs on the night of 24th June, also called Nit de Sant Joan or St. John’s Night. This night will set an end to the festivity with the burning (cremà) of the monuments. The ritual begins with the shot into the...

Monuments

DISCOVER THE MONUMENTS TO BE FOUND ON EVERY CORNER OF THE CITY. EACH BONFIRE WILL HAVE SOMETHING TELL YOU.

The foguera or bonfire is the most important element of the festivity and it also gives it its name. It is a wooden cartoon and paper monument which is set up in every district of the city....

The Plantà

THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING. WE ARE BEING BROUGHT THE MONUMENTS. THE BONFIRES ARE SET UP ON 19th AND 20th JUNE.

The day of the plantà (the set up of the bonfires in the streets) is very important as it is the beginning of the placing of the monuments in their corresponding districts, visible for...