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“Just go and enjoy it”

Castillo San Miguel
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$68.28*
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Medieval Show and Dinner at Castillo San Miguel with Transfer
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Most of this has already been said but I will summarize:

1. Yes it is a bit cheesy – the “castle” couldn't be much more than 20 years old.

2. The food is as described – a bland soup followed by a surprisingly good whole chicken with a potato, then a hot banana. No cutlery. Each group has bottles of red and white wine, water and orangeade. They will offer jugs of beer – that’s EUR 5 each.

3. Of course the fights are stage managed – they have to be in order to avoid injury. The standard of horsemanship is good.

4. The flamenco dancers after the show (when the bar becomes a pay bar) are good, especially the soloist.

5. They do want you to buy their photos – each one was EUR 6. You can say no.

6. It is a little pricey – to go from Puerto de la Cruz down to the “castle”, see the show and get transported back is about EUR 55 a head, not cheap.

HOWEVER; it’s a fun evening out and you just have to relax and join in the fun. Do support “your knight” or, once he has been beaten, support the surviving “good knight”. Do go and watch the dancing – you can even join in if you are brave enough.

As long as you are prepared to do that you will have a great evening out.

Tip: Take some wet wipes to clean fingers after the meal.

1  Thank Simon_in_Leigh
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had an entertaining night and it was good fun, the flamenco was good afterwards too. The food was very bland; some kind of rancid soup, a whole chicken with half a baked potato and a banana for dessert. Just felt that not much effort had been made for the cost of the trip. Wouldn't go again.

Thank Awsumness
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We waited to get to our seats via a couple of official photo stops. The menu consisted of soup, chicken and half a banana. I felt there was quite a lot going on with food being served and eaten, trying to follow the show and then the staff coming around with the photos wanting you to buy them. The show itself was very good. After the show we went through to see the dancing. There was an almost embarrassing 'disco' type thing for anyone wanting to get up with the cheesy band. The flamenco dancers came on later and did their bit which was better. Drinks are not free when you go to see the dancing. Unlimited free drinks in the main hall were wine, water and fizzy orange.

Thank Dratsi
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Kids thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Knights fighting. Food was excellent, eating a whole chicken with no cutlery was great fun! Great flamenco dancing after the main event.

1  Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Not very disabled friendly. Could not understand the commentary. Disappointed you had to buy beer. Would have been nice to have some sprite so you could make a spritzer. Best part for me was the flamenco show, wished it had been longer. Was it worth the money? Not really.

Thank Stella S
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