13-19 June 2014
Roman Market returns by Keith Nicol TORREVIEJA’S MAIN square, in front of the Inmaculada Church will transport you back in time to an era of Julius Caesar, Gladiators, Legionairs and of course, togas today. From Friday through Sunday, the square becomes a Roman stronghold and transports you 2,000 years back to the ancient civilization with a Roman Market. The Fair opens this morning, Friday June 13th at 11.00am with music, dance archery, falconry and of course; copious amounts of food and drink for one and all. Highlights include Gladiators fighting it out, although, thankfully not to the death, at 12.45pm, a Sale of Slaves, which I really hated to ask about, at 1.15pm before a break for lunch at 2.30pm. The action starts again at 5.30pm and activities keep on going until 10.00pm, with stalls, more music, parades, magic shows and many more activities for kids of all ages. Rome opens the doors to its castle walls at 10.30pm on Saturday and features kids games and activities, information on Roman war and battles plus music and dance, until those dreaded Taverns are ready for you at 2.30pm. Doors open again at 5.30pm with battles, music, magic and at 9.00pm a Paseo Legionnaires “Battle Honours”, with all participants dressed as they would have two thousand years ago. Doors again close at 10.00pm and reopen on Sunday morning at 10.30am, which will possibly come as a surprise to a few churchgoers. Sunday’s activities include: 11:00am: Paseo Legionnaires
The Romans take over Torrevieja this weekend
“Battle Honours”, 11:30am: Musical Parade “Mermicolion”. 12:00 noon: Prisoners Rope “Battle Honours”: 12:30pm: Music of the Roman Empire “Mermicolion”, 1:00pm: Paseo Legionnaires “Battle Honours”, 1:30 pm: Instruction on the Roman War “Battle Honours”, 2:00pm. Musical Parade “Mermicolion”, until the lunch break at 2.30pm. The evening starts at 5.30pm with the Infant Corner plus Roman games and tests, 6:00pm:
Paseo Legionnaires “Battle Honours”, 6:30pm: Instruction on the Roman War “Battle Honours”, 7:00pm: Musical Parade “Mermicolion”, 7:30pm: Paseo Legionnaires “Battle Honours”, 8:00pm: Music of the Roman Empire “Mermicolion”, 8:30pm: Archery, 9:30pm: Musical Parade “Mermicolion”, 10:00pm: Musical farewell Parade “Mermicolion” with the show closing at10:30pm, with Rome saying goodbye to Torrevieja.
RTN North Edition 765