Misteri D'Elx
Misteri D'Elx
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jacquitohc
Auckland Central, New Zealand615 contributions
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I have gait/walking challenges (stroke); accom. has to be convenient to shopping and/or sights. Misteri dÉlx (Mystery Play of Elche), with medieval origins, happens yearly (Aug); it's a spectacular event. A cultural heritage Unesco National Monument. We're not catholic, but it is culture, heritage, music, tradition rolled into one.

Young, old, visitors from all over Spain, tourists, congregate at Basilica de Santa Maria, 14th and 15th Aug. Free to visit on performance days, tickets are purchased for the days leading up to the performance - get to the Basilica very early if you intend to be inside. Bring little fans and drinking water; standing room only for late-comers; otherwise chairs are put outside for you to enjoy the proceedings. Details- available from the tourist office.

The play is entirely sung by normal townsfolk; superb accoustics. Divided into 2 days; the death of Virgin Mary (first night's performance); a midnight vigil is held, devotees carrying lit candles, walking the medieval walls. Culminating next day, Virgin Mary is crowned. A medieval, pomegranate-like contraption called a ''magrana'', with voices of angels, descends from the heaven (ceiling of the Blue dome). Very emotive, poignant; gold-flakes rain over all the congregation. Not to be missed, a must to visit.
Written March 4, 2017
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withymoor2015
Hondon de los Frailes, Spain38 contributions
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After an absence of 5 years we revisited and it was as good as ever.
We visited for dinner and although it is now much larger restaurant all was as good.
A nice touch is when the owner/chef comes to your table at the end of the meal and has a general conversation
Written June 16, 2019
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Bianca l
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Very nice, lot of history, highly recommend to visit if out and about in Elche. The locals are very helpful too.
Written July 15, 2021
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FrankvanOdiel
Kuurne, Belgium314 contributions
There was a mysterious atmosphere hanging around the basilica during and after the mass. People came out and were dressed like medieval citizens.
Written September 17, 2022
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