Turismo Llíria

The tourist-cultural project of Llíria, Històries Nocturnes, returns


The tourist-cultural program Històries Nocturnes returns to the monuments of the capital of Camp de Túria after two years of absence due to the pandemic. Organized by the Department of Tourism of the City Council of Llíria, the activity was awarded by the Diputación de València as the best tourism development project in the province in its first edition, in 2004. Since then, it has become a reference in the Valencian cultural tourism by interpreting the historical heritage of different periods in an original way and with different artistic disciplines.

Thus, “Històries Nocturnes: Patrimoni, Personatges, Melodies i Bon Paladar” reaches its seventeenth edition with many novelties. The cycle continues to be directed and presented by its creator, the Tourism technician Vicent Sesé, and has the participation as special guests of the Galician musician Abraham Cupeiro with the Ensemble Llíria City of Music, the guides of Rutas Pueblos, the Federació del Comerç de Llíria or the Portuguese group Tango4Women.

Unlike previous years, Històries Nocturnes 2022 will be held in the autumn period, and not in the summer. It will occupy the four Saturdays of the month of November. The two scheduled concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m., while the guided tours will begin at 5:30 p.m.

In addition, as historical spaces, this year’s edition incorporates, for the first time, the replica of the Roman mosaic of Ca Porcar and the Portal de la Traïció del Pont del Vidre. To participate, it is necessary to previously register in the App or municipal website.

Scheduled activities
With the title of “El Preàmbul”, the cycle will start on Saturday, November 5, with a musical journey through the history of Llíria, from the Iberian culture to the Baroque era, passing through Roman civilization, the Middle Ages and the splendor Renaissance. The concert offered by Abraham Cupeiro and the Ensemble Llíria City of Music will be the protagonist of this day.

The following Saturday, the 12th, the second chapter will take place, “Els Orígens”, which will cover the Roman Edeta route. Archaeological sites such as the Roman Mausoleums and Termas de Mura will be visited and, as a novelty, the mimetic replica of the mosaic of the XII Labors of Hercules made in 2019 by the Valencian sculptor Rodolfo Navarro.

Saturday the 19th will be the time for the Lyria Medieval route and the third chapter, “La Màgia”. The architectural monuments of the Banys Àrabs, the Portal de la Traïció, recently restored, and the Iglesia de la Sang, declared a National Monument in 1919, will be visited. The chronological cycle will end on November 26, with the last of the chapters, “El Desenllaç”, from contemporary times. The protagonist will be the live music of Tango4Women, a female musical group from the Portuguese city of Leiria that, like Llíria, belongs to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the Music category.

The Councilor for Tourism, Paco García, has stated that “the City of Music is proud to have recovered this prestigious project that treats the Edeta heritage with historical rigor using avant-garde interpretive techniques and respecting oral tradition in the purest Mediterranean style” .

In the same way, the mayor has stated that “it is a satisfaction the collaboration, in this edition, of the restaurants of the Federation of Commerce of Llíria that are going to offer a free dinner for two people based on the Liriano menu for each one of the chapters and that will be raffled among the participating people”.

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