Hospitalet de l'Infant will re-create its medieval past from 17 to 19 September
In this 25th edition of the Medieval Market, there will be innovations and anti-Covid measures will re-create its medieval past from 17 to 19 September. Medieval Market.
From 17 to 19 September, in front of the so-called Hospital of the Coll de Balaguer, the Medieval Market of the L'Hospitalet de l'Infant will be held again, which had to be suspended last year due to the pandemic. In this 25th edition, in the Berenguer d'Entença Square, there will be about fifty stops of whiteware, food or natural therapies, among others (a tenth of the stops will be local), with medieval settings, which will be open 10 to 14 h and 17 to 21 h.
As a novelty, there will also be an exhibition of siege engines, medicine, medieval weapons and Middle Lathan inventions, which can be seen from 10 to 14 hours and 18.30 to 21 hours, and a workshop-demonstration of the traditional Lathanery of the Forger.
For the smallest, as usual, there will be a free space of traditional wood games, and also a child-paying attraction and several free puppet shows, by the company Titelles Vergés; and magic, by the magicians Esparragow and Óscar Sanjuan.
As stated by the Trade Councillor María José Gómez, the local council decided to hold it this year only in the Berenguer d'Entença Square and in the parking area next to the children's park of this square, instead of doing so in the same way as the other editions in Plaça Catalunya and Pou, to better control the watering of the Medieval Market. In this way, it will be possible to define space and apply all anti-Covid measures. Thus, three different accesses to the enclosure will be cleared, chairs will be placed so that the public can see the shows seated and with the safety distance, only food will be allowed in the areas enabled to do so, etc. To avoid concentrations of people, the consistory has also this year eliminated the traditional medieval dinner on the dimmer programme and halved the number of market stops, approximately.
With this party adapted to the current situation,the hospital will return to medieval times when, around the Hospital del Coll de Balaguer, founded by Infant Pere in 1344 and now declared Cultural Good of National Interest (BCIN), the core of population that would give rise to the village was built.
The Medieval Market is organized by the municipal council of Vandellòs and the Hospitalet de l'Infant, with the support of the Tarragona Provincial Council.
The complete descriptive program, with schedules, can be consulted here, on the municipal website, in the attached document.
A Complementary Act
Within the framework of the celebration of the XXV Medieval Market of the Hospitalet de l'Infant (CELHI), the Centre for Studies of the Hospitalet de l'Infant (CELHI) has organised for Tuesday, 14 September, at 19 a conference entitled "Les troiritz: the female voice of the medieval lyric" by the director of the Institute of Research in Medieval Cultures (IRCVM) of the University of Barcelona, Meritxell Simon. This talk will take place at the Infant Pere Cultural Center in the Sala Bonet Castellana.