Sighisoara Medieval Arts Festival (Festivalul de arta Medievala)
|Country and Region||Romania — Mures|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Sighisoara, Mures, Romania|
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Festivalul de arta Medievala
The city of Sighisoara hosts the Sighisoara Medieval Festival featuring medieval music, film, poetry, folk music concerts, and a competition of love declarations. Participants include Romanian artists and performers from Italy, Spain, Croatia, Lithuania, Portugal and Spain, Poland, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany Switzerland and France. The festival is meant to reconstruct the atmosphere of a medieval citadel, with street music and theatre and parades of craftsmen and townspeople, damsels and knights in period costumes.
Sighisoara’s 15th century citadel was the inspiration for the festival—a group of enthusiastic people sought to raise awareness about the state of degradation of the structure. The beautiful and well-preserved urban medieval town is enhanced by narrow lanes, inhabited massive brick houses, all surrounded by walls buttressed with 14 defense towers. The ambiance of the medieval festival is perfectly suited to the surroundings. The festival typically attracts 20 to 30 thousand attendees each year.
|Festival Dates||July 24 - 26, 2009|