The May Crosses are a very popular party in the City. In different squares, streets and courtyards, crosses adorned with flowers are installed, along with pots, lanterns and all kinds of fair decoration. Along with the cross, bar bars are mounted in which drinks and tapas are served. The typical music of the fair creates an atmosphere that invites to dance and to have a good time with family and friends.
When the May Crosses are celebrated
The first weekend of May is the one chosen to celebrate the May Crosses in the capital, coinciding with the May 1 bridge. Specifically, this year 2019 the feast of the Crosses begins on May 1, ending on May 5.
The opening hours are from 12:00 to 17:00 hours, and in the evening, from 20:00 to 2:00 hours. While from Friday to Sunday the schedule is from 12:00 to 2:00 in the morning in uninterrupted hours.
Who organizes the Crosses
The organization of the different belt crosses by associations, clubs and brotherhoods of Holy Week. A large majority participate in the contest organized by the municipality for these days, in which the best Cross is awarded depending on the area where it has been installed. The categories are Historic Quarter, Modern Areas and Enclosed Venues.
Map of the Crosses of May 2019