The event was already celebrated in the thirteenth century, and came to have the royal protection of Alfonso IX, king of Leon, and Alfonso X "The Wise" of Castile and Leon.

It is about "transporting" visitors to the Middle Ages.

Both the castle and the medieval walls, as well as numerous balconies, are decorated with banners and banners to give color to the holiday.

Activities of the celebration:

Tournaments, falconry, parades with jugglers, minstrels, blind dancers, Moorish dancing, theater, popular games, children's activities, traditional music, theater visits, etc.

Characters (actors who recreate medieval times) involved in the event:

Jesters, hidalgos, acrobats, blind, some rogues, dancers, comedians, minstrels, mountebanks, card makers, gypsies, magicians, craftsmen, clerics, knights, gentlemen, musicians, witches, trapeze artists, etc.

But what most attracts attention is undoubtedly the representation, by the residents of the Villa, in the vicinity of the Castle, the Judgment and BURNING OF THE WITCH: at night the inquisition seizes and condemns a woman who accused of being a witch. Previously a spell has been cast by her on stage. A procession is formed with all the participants in the animation and the witch walks around the market reading the sentence and the charges against her. Finally, in the most summary judgment, she is sentenced to die at the stake. At that moment, a cardboard witch hangs from the Castle's Keep, which is subsequently burned.

General information

General information:
Castilla y León Tourist Interest
Approximately the weekend closest to August 15


Puebla de Sanabria. 49300 Zamora.

More information

Tourist Office of Puebla de Sanabria


(Dentro del Castillo) Muralla del Mariquillo, s/n. Puebla de Sanabria. 49300 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 620 734

Fax: 980 620 894



Tourist Office Regional of Zamora


Avda. Principe de Asturias, 1. Zamora. 49012 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 531 845