The Tercios del Siglo de Oro will parade through Cartagena to commemorate the Battle of Empel in 1585.

Two reenactors during the presentation of the event.

The parade will recreate a historical event that took place during the Eighty Years’ War, in which the Tercio Viejo de Zamora defeated a fleet of one hundred ships of the rebels of the States General of the Netherlands under very adverse conditions. This exhibition will be joined by ‘reenactors’ from all over Spain. Among them, the Milicia Concejil de Yecla, the Sala de Armas del Tercio de Levante de Cartagena, the Alcabuceros de Úbeda, the Camarada de Madrid, and the Alguaciles Vascos.

The Tercio Viejo de Cartagena association has programmed for 26, 27 and 28 November conferences on the Battle of Empel, exhibitions of ancient fencing, theatre, dances and music of the Golden Age, writing and poetry workshops, lowering of the flag and mass in honour of the Immaculate Conception. They will take place in Calle del Carmen, Mayor and Santa Florentina.

Juan Ortí, of the Tercio Viejo de Cartagena recalls “that the Immaculate Conception was the patron saint of Cartagena and therefore we must remember this event which is not sufficiently recognised”.

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