Our Lady of ‘Los Llanos’ is the patroness of Albacete and the celebrations in her honor are celebrated from September 7 to 17
The Albacete Fair is one of the best known and oldest in our country, since it dates back to the 13th century, and it is also declared of International Tourist Interest because of its great impact. ‘La Sartén’ or ‘Los Redondeles’ is celebrated, which is how the Albacete Fairgrounds are known, and whose construction dates back to the year 1783. It is declared of Cultural Interest.
In our visit we can not stop going to the Fairground with tombolas and games, the Chapel of the Virgin where the great offering of flowers takes place, the concerts in the Garden House, the booths, the Iron Gate, the Market, the Lonja, the Tapa Fair, the different rings of the Enclosure, the Equestrian Fair and, of course, the Bullring.
The origin of the Fair
According to legend, a farmer found an image of the Virgin in Los Llanos, and a hermitage was built there thanks to the contributions of the Albacete. In the seventeenth century it is already referred to as the patroness of the city of La Mancha. Historically the pilgrimage took place until the site every September 8, the day of his holiday, but the image of the Virgin of Los Llanos is currently in the cathedral of Albacete.
Bullfighting Fair 2019
Albacete is one of the most important fairs in our country. Two steer-bullfights, a bullfight with horses and seven bullfights make up the posters. The doublets of El Juli, Paco Ureña and Roca Rey and the enclosure of Rubén Pinar stand out, which will open the Fair by fighting six bulls from different livestock farms. The presence of the figures, the bullfighters of the land, variety in the livestock cast and the firm commitment of the company to the quarry, with two steer-bullfights, are the main reasons for the success of the Fair of Our Lady of ‘Los Llanos’.
Happy week, bullfighting lovers!