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The Fiesta del Rey Jaume I ready to remember the history of Salou

Feast of King Jaume I in Salou

Salou. Costa Dorada. 28 August 2021.
Every year at the beginning of September Salou relives one of the most important historical events in Catalan history: the departure of the ships of King Jaume I from the capital of the Costa Dorada towards the conquest of Mallorca in 1229.

This year 2021, and as a consequence of the pandemic, the shows and historical re-enactment activities of previous editions will not be possible. For this reason the Fiesta del Rey Jaume I will focus on exhibitions, conferences and informative activities, which will alternate the virtual and face-to-face format, as explained in the presentation of the program by the Councilor for Cultural Services, Xavier Montalà.

For his part, the mayor of Salou, Pere Granados, has vindicated "the importance of valuing our historical and cultural heritage, of which one of the most important milestones was the stay of King Jaume I in our municipality".

Program and times of the Fiesta del Rey Jaume I

Monday, August 30, 2021, at the Municipal Library:

Overture of the exhibition "The thousand lives of Jaume I. Approach to the literary life of the conquering king".

Research through the fictional literary narrative edited on the figure to King Jaume I. With the loan of any of the exhibits, the visitor

You could take a King Jaume I by hand and in miniature.

It can be visited until September 17.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 6.30 p.m., at the Municipal Library:

Conference: 'Lights and shadows of the reign of Jaume I', by Jaume Borràs y Galceran, historian and professor of Social Sciences.

It is a free, face-to-face activity, aimed at young people and adults. In order to attend, it will be necessary to register, previously, in the Library, in person; or through the telephone 977 38 88 09, the email [email protected], or the Library's social networks.

From September 1 to 3, organized by the Library:

Virtual game: "What is left over for the conquering king?" It is a cut-out of one of the royal pieces that King Jaume I identifies, which can be downloaded online through the Library's social networks.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

The Municipal Tourist Board will share with a promotional video the moment when King Jaume I, accompanied by Queen Violant of Hungary and her entourage, filled the streets of Salou towards the conquest of Mallorca. The video can be seen through the YouTube channel of the Salou City Council.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Videoconference 'September 1229. Salou-Mayūrqa: The challenge of a 21-year-old king', by the doctor in Art History, Esther Lozano López.

It can be followed through the YouTube channel of the Salou City Council.

At 6.30 p.m., in the Torre Vella patio,

Face-to-face conference, 'Travels and travelers in the Middle Ages. A world in motion ', by Rosa María Guijarro Asensio, retired professor at the Jaume I Institute, in which it is explained that many travelers discovered, at that time, new worlds, beyond their environment, as they did For example, merchants, pilgrims, warriors, mercenaries, diplomats, ambassadors, artists, artisans, religious, students, monarchs with their courts and courtships, the poor, beggars, prisoners of war or outcasts.

For this free activity, capacity is limited, although no prior invitation is required.

At 8pm, in the Torre Vella

Inauguration of the exhibition “1229: Mayūrqa Objective. Images, colors and memory of the medieval past ”. This proposal was born in the classrooms of the first year of Artistic Baccalaureate of the 2020-21 academic year. It is linked to "Images of the medieval past, reflections in the present of Salou", of the Jaume I Institute (pedagogical innovation project, within the "Apadrinem el nostre Patrimoni" of the Generalitat de Catalunya) and has been supported, in part, by two fruitful collaborations: that of the Salou City Council and that of the Museu de la Vida Rural de l'Espluga de Francolí (UMA program).

Saturday, September 4, 2021,

Through the YouTube channel of the Salou City Council you can view the video "Long live King Jaume I!", Which recalls the best moments of historical recreation of the Festival, which this year has not been possible to celebrate.

September 9-11, 2021

35 Rei en Jaume Regatta, organized by the Salou Nautical Club, between Catalonia and the Balearic Islands

Throughout the year: "Conquer history!"

Digital gymkhana to relive the adventure of King Jaume I through the walk that bears his name. You start at the Luminous Fountain (Plaza de Francesc Germà), where you can capture a QR code to start the game. It lasts approximately 1 hour and covers 1.2 km during which you have to uncover 8 enigmas.

More information in the attached pdf program.

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