Macael launches the VI edition of Canteros y Caciques (Stonemasons and Chieftains)

Macael celebrates this weekend the VI edition of the historical recreation ‘Quarrymen and chieftains in fight for the marble’. More than seventy residents of the municipality, with an organization formed by 300 people, and the firm commitment of the City Council of Macael, this municipality of Almanzora hosts from Friday afternoon until Sunday at noon, one of the best recreations that are held in Andalusia.

Macael will travel back to the beginning of the last century; today Friday and tomorrow Saturday it will travel to the year 1919 and on Sunday visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the year 1947. Twenty-seven years in the history of Macael that are essential to understand the history of the Almanzora region.

The famous quarry lawsuit, the history of the Macaeleros told through the recreation of 24 scenes in different enclaves of the municipality.

Among the novelties this year, the scene of Los Patronos, the practical marble carving workshop or the Cuadrilla de Parrandas with traditional music from the Almanzora.

Theatre, demonstrations, gastronomy, dance and music will be intermingled with history. Last year’s event attracted 25,000 people over the weekend and this year they hope to exceed this figure.

The Macael Town Hall is investing approximately 100,000 euros in an event that will bring an economic return for the municipality of around 300,000 euros.

“The Recreation is possible thanks to the involvement of the Macaeleros, their associations, they all do an extraordinary job and I want to thank them for their enthusiasm and dedication year after year to this event that is very important for our town” says the mayor of Macael, Raúl Martínez, just a few hours before the start of a new edition of Canteros y Caciques.

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