LEGENDS OF MELILLA: STORIES OF AN ANCIENT CITY

Jul
07

Date: Saturday, Jul 7, 2018

Time: 9:00PM - 10:30PM

Ciudadela Melilla la Vieja - Melilla

Add to Calendarhttps://3economyplus.ugr.es/web2/public/content/legends-melilla-stories-ancient-city07-07-2018 19:00:0007-07-2018 20:30:0035LEGENDS OF MELILLA: STORIES OF AN ANCIENT CITYDuring the year 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage is celebrated. From the 3Economy + project we are going to carry out the following activities: Since the arrival of the Spaniards to the ancient Rusaddir from the end of the 15th century to the beginning of the 20th century, Melilla has welcomed indigenous city dwellers from other cultures and places filling the city with a mix of surprising contrasts. Slaves, mournings, crimes, brothels, taverns, different religions, pandemics…are mixed in with the influence of the Muslim courts, Gipsy presence, Italians, Asians, French people, Filipinos, Cubans or Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain after the taking of Grenade in 1942 by the Catholic Kings, etc. Moreover, we must take into account the fact that Charles V – the future Charles I – created a great empire in which Melilla, despite its geographical remoteness, had a key role. With the aim of stepping back into the past, a performed tour will take place in a monumental fortress called Melilla La Vieja (“Old Melilla), which is the most striking eyecatcher of the city. There, we will have the opportunity to witness some of the historical episodes that happened in our city. This performed tour will be enlivened by numerous local actors who will be playing important characters of city. JOSE OÑA:  a knight, tax collector and the city's controller. Clergyman. JUANJO FLORENSA: Governor and a historian. CAROLINA TORREBLANCA: Enslaved muslim woman converted to Christianity. A seamstress. A Hebrew woman who arrived in Melilla in 1862. ELENA FERNÁNDEZ: a sephardic woman. The route, which takes approximately two hours, will begin at PLAZA DE LAS CULTURAS and we will be strolling around the different fortified enclosures of Old Melilla. In addition, we will visit the Amazigh and Sephardi Museum. In Melilla La Vieja, we will have the opportunity to visit the ditch called “Hornabeque” which practically makes the rock into an island and the ditch “Foso de Santiago” which runs between the first three enclosures and the oldest and largest one and it is reached by the gates, Puerta de Santiago. We will also visit the tunnels of Santa Ana and the ancient Moorish cisterns called aljibes. Organized by Consejeria de Cultura y Festejos and 3Economy+ project Ciudadela Melilla la Vieja - Melilla falseMM/DD/YYYY

During the year 2018 the European Year of Cultural Heritage is celebrated. From the 3Economy + project we are going to carry out the following activities:

Since the arrival of the Spaniards to the ancient Rusaddir from the end of the 15th century to the beginning of the 20th century, Melilla has welcomed indigenous city dwellers from other cultures and places filling the city with a mix of surprising contrasts.

Slaves, mournings, crimes, brothels, taverns, different religions, pandemics…are mixed in with the influence of the Muslim courts, Gipsy presence, Italians, Asians, French people, Filipinos, Cubans or Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain after the taking of Grenade in 1942 by the Catholic Kings, etc.

Moreover, we must take into account the fact that Charles V – the future Charles I – created a great empire in which Melilla, despite its geographical remoteness, had a key role.

With the aim of stepping back into the past, a performed tour will take place in a monumental fortress called Melilla La Vieja (“Old Melilla), which is the most striking eyecatcher of the city. There, we will have the opportunity to witness some of the historical episodes that happened in our city.

This performed tour will be enlivened by numerous local actors who will be playing important characters of city.

JOSE OÑA:  a knight, tax collector and the city's controller. Clergyman.

JUANJO FLORENSA: Governor and a historian.

CAROLINA TORREBLANCA: Enslaved muslim woman converted to Christianity. A seamstress. A Hebrew woman who arrived in Melilla in 1862.

ELENA FERNÁNDEZ: a sephardic woman.

The route, which takes approximately two hours, will begin at PLAZA DE LAS CULTURAS and we will be strolling around the different fortified enclosures of Old Melilla. In addition, we will visit the Amazigh and Sephardi Museum.

In Melilla La Vieja, we will have the opportunity to visit the ditch called “Hornabeque” which practically makes the rock into an island and the ditch “Foso de Santiago” which runs between the first three enclosures and the oldest and largest one and it is reached by the gates, Puerta de Santiago. We will also visit the tunnels of Santa Ana and the ancient Moorish cisterns called aljibes.

Organized by Consejeria de Cultura y Festejos and 3Economy+ project