Fiestas de la Magdalena de Castelló 2023: program, calendar, poster, concerts…

The countdown to the new edition of the festivities of the madeleine, which the people of Castellón are looking forward to. We tell you everything there is to know about the founding festivals of the capital of La Plana.

Calendar of main events of the Magdalena 2023

  • The Magdalena 2023 festivities in Castelló will be held from March 11 to 19.

  • the traditional Pilgrimage to the hermitage will take place, therefore, on Sunday March 12.

  • The monday 13a holiday in the capital of La Plana, events such as the children’s proclamation or the Encesa de gaiatas.

  • The Saturday 18 the festeros will participate in the traditional Offering to the Mare de Déu del Lledó.

Complete program of the Magdalena festivities 2023

11:00 a.m. Reception of the invited delegations in the Plaza Mayor and awards ceremony.

11:45 a.m. official party announcementin Mª Rosa Molás street, with the launch of commemorative shells of the 77th edition of the new stage with aerial fireworks.

12:00 p.m. great mascleta.

12:15 p.m. Imposition of the handkerchief on the giant Tombatossals of the avenue of the Lledó in its roundabout. Organized by the Federation of Colles de Castelló.

1:00 p.m. Tribute to King Jaume I in his monument. Previously, a parade through the main streets of the city that will start at 12 noon from Na Violant square, organized by the Germandat dels Cavallers de la Conquesta.

4:00 p.m. Cavalcade of the Pregó.

File image of the Moors d’Alqueria in the Pregó de la Magdalena. MEDITERRANEAN


12:00 p.m. Departure from Gaiatas from the warehouse and arrival to the city by San Roque street, until Sanahuja street.

6:30 a.m. At dawn, traditional ringing of the ‘Vicent’ bell which announces the solemnity of the day.

7:00 a.m. Targets by the Colla de Dolçainers i Tabaleters of Castelló in the Plaza Mayor.

7:00 a.m. great awakening.

7:00 a.m. Distribution of reeds and ribbons to the pilgrims in the Plaza Mayor.

7:15 p.m. Distribution of reeds and ribbons in the Grao Mayor’s Office for the XXVI Pujada del Grau a la Magdalena along the Camí de la Pedrera. Organized by: La Barraca Cultural Association.

File image of the Romeria, the big day of the Magdalena festivities. MEDITERRANEAN


7:30 a.m. concentration of Vehicles decked out participants in the Contest, in Gobernador street in charge of the Federació de Colles.

8:00 a.m. Mass of pilgrims in the Co-Cathedral of Santa María. At the end, exit the PILGRIMAGE OF THE CANYESwhich will be moved to the Hermitage of La Magdalena.

3:45 p.m. Tornà of the Pilgrimagewhich will start from the hermitage of La Magdalena to the Co-Cathedral of Santa María.

5:00 p.m. In the bullfighting arena, bulls by Victorino Martín for Antonio Ferrera, Miguel Ángel Perera and Paco Ramos. .

6:30 p.m. Arrival of the Tornà de la Romeria to the Basilica of Lledó. Reception by the Prior of the Basilica and the Royal Brotherhood to authorities and pilgrims with songs of Els Gojos and La Salve.

7:30 p.m. The decked out vehicles they enter the city through the Forn del Pla, preceding the Tornà.

8:00 p.m. The Tornà of the Pilgrimage enters the city through the Forn del Pla, where the traditional act of ‘Les Tres Caigudes’ will take place. Next, the Tornà and the Procession of Penitents will go through Sanahuja streets, Plaza Maria Agustina, Calle Gobernador and at the height of Plaza Cardona Vives the tornà and the procession of penitents will head towards Calle Colón to enter the Plaza Mayor and finish in the Co-Cathedral

8:30 p.m. Parade of bagpipes and hand bagpipes.

10:30 a.m. Children’s pregó parade

Pregó Infantil as it passes through the center of Castelló. MEDITERRANEAN


2:00 p.m. First day of the XXVII Mascletaes Contest ‘Ciutat de Castelló’ in Maria Rosa Molas.

4:00 p.m. XXXIII Visit to Fadrí, organized by the Colla El Pixavi.

5:00 p.m. In the bullfighting arena, Assessed by Antonio and Manolo Tornay for Diego Urdiales, El Fandi and Daniel Luque. At the end of the bullfight there will be a practical class with the bullfighter Marco Pérez, with a calf from the Talavante ranch.

6:00 p.m. Offering of the Gaiata 7, Cor de la Ciutat, to the Mare de Déu de Lledóin the Co-Cathedral of Santa María.

8:00 p.m. XXIX Incessa of all the Gaiatas located in their locations, accompanied by a pyrotechnic auction from each sector.

2:00 p.m. Second day of the XXVII Mascletaes Contest ‘City of Castellón’.

Image of a mascletà held at the Magdalena festivities. ANDREU ESTEBAN


4:30 p.m. Gaiatas and llibrets awards ceremony in the Hort dels Corders square.

5:00 p.m. In the bullfighting arena. Heifer without picadores de Hnas. Angoso Clavijo for El Mene (Salamanca), Javier Aparicio (Castellón), Arturo Cartagena (CITAR), Cristian González (Miguelturra-Ciudad Real), Juan Alberto Torrijos (Valencia) and Pablo Vedrí (Castellón).

8:00 p.m. XXXVII Tribute to Na Violant d’Hongria, in his monument in Na Violant square. Parade of the delegation from Avda. Del Rey leaving at 19:30. Organized by the Germandat dels Cavallers de la Conquesta.

10:30 p.m. ‘SPECIAL MAGIC NIT’.

11:00 a.m. popular day fair for all mechanical attractions. Hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to closing. Organized by: Autonomous Fair Traders of Castellón, SL

2:00 p.m. Third day of the XXVI Contest of mascletaes ‘City of Castelló’ on Maria Rosa Molás street.

5:00 p.m. In the bullfighting arena. Heifer without picadores by López Gibaja for Porta Miravé (Huesca), Miguel Losana (Toledo), Samuel Navalón (Albacete), Marco Polope (Valencia), Abel Rodríguez (Castellón) and Bruno Martínez (Castellón).

8:30 p.m. XX Tribute from Castelló to Dolçaina and Tabal in the Hort dels Corders square. Organized by: Colla de Dolçainers, Tabaleters i Trabucaires Xaloc.

‘Dolçaina’ and ‘tabal’, popular music performed by the little ones


2:00 p.m. Fourth day of the XXVII Mascletaes Contest ‘Ciutat de Castelló’ in Sta. Mª Rosa Molás street.

2:30 p.m. IV Show Decorated Cars.

5:00 p.m. In the bullfighting arena, Fuente Ymbro steers for Daniel Medina, El Ceci, who will debut with picadores and Aaron Rull, who will debut with picadores.

2:00 p.m. Fifth day of the XXVII Mascletaes Contest ‘Ciutat de Castelló’ in Sta. Mª Rosa Molás street.

5:00 p.m. In the bullfighting arena. Bulls for Daniel Ruiz, Puerto de San Lorenzo and Garcigrande for El Juli and José María Manzanares, hand in hand.

6:30 p.m. animation parade.

Theater and music in the animation parade of the Madeleine


10:30 a.m. First part of the flower offering to the Mare de Déu de Lledó in its Basilica, leaving from Plaza María Agustina, which will run along Avenida del Lledó to the Basilica. Preparation by all the participants of a floral composition.

2:00 p.m. Sixth day of the XXVII Mascletaes Contest ‘Ciutat de Castelló’ in Sta. Mª Rosa Molás street.

4:00 p.m. Tribute to the Elderly in the cultural center La Marina del Grao.

5:00 p.m. Second part of the Offering of Flowers to the Mare de Déu del Lledó in its Basilica, leaving from the Plaza Mayor, which will go through Calle Arcipreste Balaguer, Mayor, Plaza María Agustina and Avenida de Lledó to the Basilica. Preparation by all the participants of a floral composition.

Offering to the Mare de Déu del Lledó Erik Pradas


5:00 p.m. Six horned bulls will fight in the bullring from the cattle ranch Hnos. García Jiménez and Olga Jiménez for Sebastián Castella, Roca Rey and Francisco de Manuel.

2:00 p.m. Seventh day of the XXVII Mascletaes Contest ‘City of Castelló’ in Sta. Mª Rosa Molás street.

5:00 p.m. Six bulls will fight in the bullring by Juan Pedro Domecq and Los Espartales for rejones. The rejoneador Diego Ventura, Alejandro Talavante and Tomás Rufo.

8:30 p.m. final party parade, starting at Avenida Rey Don Jaime (Correos). Route: Colón, Enmedio, Gasset, Mayor, Arcipreste Balaguer and Plaza Mayor.

At the end, Run the fireworks! grand finale which, starting from the Plaza Mayor, will go through the streets Vera, Gasset, Puerta del Sol, Ruiz Zorrilla, Av. Rey Don Jaime, San Vicente, Ronda Mijares, Zaragoza, Colón, Enmedio, Puerta del Sol, Trinidad, Ximenez, Pza. de la Paz, Mayor, Pza. Maria Agustina, Sanahuja, San Roque, San Félix, Enmedio, Colón up to Fadrí. With pyrotechnic auctions in La Farola, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza Mª Agustina. below traditional Magdalena Vitol in the main square.

Magdalena Vitol ANDREU ESTEBAN


Concerts of the Madeleine 2023

At the moment no official concert has been announced yet.

Cupcake 2023 poster

The artist Vicent Ramón has been the author of this year’s winning design for the poster for the Magdalena festivities, whose motto is ‘The Festival of the light’. “Three words define it. Direct, dynamic and festive, with light and gaiata taking center stage”, explains Ramón.

The poster for the Magdalena 2023 festivities. Mediterranean


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