July 16th

It is celebrated especially in the district of Navas de Tolosa every July 16 together with the Virgen del Carmen. The installation of a medieval market, the shows set at that time and the re-enactment of the battle, as well as the procession of Nuestra Señora del Carmen through the streets of the town, contribute to the festive atmosphere. This celebration preserves the very old tradition that the members of the Brotherhood of Crossbowmen of Veracruz de Vilches travel on foot and at dawn the old road to Navas de Tolosa and Santa Elena to guard the trophies won in the battle that ordered to leave the King Alfonso VIII.