Baroque market in San Juan de la Rambla
San Juan de la Rambla will be transformed back to the past on Saturday, October 28th for the second edition of the “Baroque Market of the Canaries”.
The plaza Rosario Oramas and the surroundings of the Historic Quarter will be transformed into an authentic 18th century Villa.
The scenery and the staging will serve as a tribute to the 200th anniversary of the death of Vicente Alonso del Castillo who went down in local history not only for his efforts, together with his wife Rita Oramas, to school children of the time but also for being captain of the Garachico militia in the fight against Captain Nelson. The market stalls will open at 11 am and festivities will continue until 11pm.
Visitors will be able to relive moments like communicating to the people Nelson’s arrival, Alonso del Castillo’s march to defend Santa Cruz and his triumphant return on defeating the British.
There will be theatrical routes, children’s games, baroque music, plays and a photographic exhibition.