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Salou reminds the King James I with a market and a medieval feast

Salou. Costa Dorada. From 2 to 5 September of 2009 Salou recovers part of its history with the festivities of King James, that recall the output from the Salou beach Catalan king to conquer Mallorca in 1229. Many historical recreation, cultural and fun fill-up day this week in the capital of the Costa Dorada. As is a tradition of street area Ponent, Pins, Iglesia and Joan Miro will be filled with over fifty medieval market stalls where you can buy all sorts of craft products ranging from food, games, herbs ... The market will be open from 10.30 to 14 or 17 to 23 hours. Besides the intrinsic business ambient total market, reaching the tenth edition, there will be some 75-up animation circus or theater, a dozen craft demonstration workshops, medieval games next to the library, wooden carousel for children, and the caravan of donkeys. New this year, moreover, as explained by the councilman of Commerce, Markets and Consumption of Ayuntamiento de Salou, Pedro Lavilla, joins the spectacle of a fakir and a Arabic dancer . "They are very busy few days in the area with a commercial dynamic that favors the establishment of the old" he said. But beyond this more commercial side, the party of King James culminate on Saturday, September 5th with the fourteenth edition of the Medieval Festival which starts at eight pm with the departure of King James I and his entourage from the Torre Vella and towards the Levante beach, in a modified route compared to other years. The councilor of Festivities of Salou, Isabel Aguilera, commented that this year have changed some of the details and that the party will be held only on Saturday afternoon. The program 20 hours to leave from Torre Vella the King accompanied by the queen Violant, aristocracy, the town of Salou, soldiers, and several groups of first-rate animation and well known in historical reenactment tasks such as 'Mediàvulus' (group of actors stilt walkers, clowns and musicians on the role of medieval minstrels), the formation of Horns and Drums, plus the Alma Cubrae (recreation of a group of eight soldiers of assault, battering rams Almogavars); the Bufalodre; the Ministrers Sonat (training with great solemnity that accompanies the king and his aristocaracy and clergy court), and finally, the band Tambores Monzón.  At the end of the parade in the Levante beach can be seen a combat weapon, a large horse show with a recreation of a medieval tournament and a fireworks show finalde. Aguilera said that this year "there has been an avalanche of applications important neighbors of Salou that had signed up to parade to act as common people." In total there will be about 400 people in the parade on Saturday. Besides these two major branches of the party of King James also organize outreach activities in the library, and a conference on Friday at eight o'clock in the afternoon to explain the figure of the monarch. In total the budget for the celebration of King James amounting to 66,000 euros, of which 48,000 belong to the party of King James (40% less budget than the previous year) and 18,000 to the medieval market The complet programming

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