Pilgrimage on Horseback Departure and Pilgrimage on Horseback festivity

April 25, at 9:00 am, at the Parish Church of Moita

Departure from the pilgrimage on horseback Moita – Viana do Alentejo


It is already on April 25th, at 9:00 am, that hundreds of pilgrims, on horseback or in chariots, depart from the Moita village, towards to Viana do Alentejo integrated in the XVIII Pilgrimage on Horseback Moita – Viana do Alentejo, which ends on April 29.

For four days, the pilgrims will travel the 150km that separate these two counties, by dirt roads, by the old “Canada Real”, and it is expected to arrive in Viana do Alentejo on the afternoon of April 28. In spite of the religious character in its genesis, nowadays, Pilgrimage on Horseback takes on a more playful side, of socializing among the pilgrims, who travel from all over the country and abroad to participate in what is already considered the greatest equestrian event of its kind at the national level.

This initiative is promoted by an organizing commitee, made up from municipal councils of Moita and Viana do Alentejo, Association of Romeros da Tradição Moitense and the Equestrian Association of Viana do Alentejo.


Pilgrimage festivity: from april 20th to 25th, in Marginal da Moita

In order to receive, in a festivity atmosphere, the pilgrims who arrive at Moita’s village for the Horse Riding, Moita Council promotes the Pilgrimage festivity, between April 20th and 25th.

This Pilgrimage Festivity will count on gastronomy (tasquinhas,fumeiro and doçaria), handicrafts, children’s amusement and musical animation, and will take place on April 20th , between 21:00 o’clock and 24:00 o’clock , on the 21st, from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m, on the 22nd, from 10:00 a.m, to 24:00 a.m, on the 23rd, from 14:00 a.m to 24:00 a.m , on the 24th, from 14:00 a.m to 1:00 a.m, and on April 25th, from 9.00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.


Pilgrimage Festivity Entertainment Program:

Friday, day 20th

    21:30h – Musical Performance – David Rosa


Saturday, day 21st

                16:45h – Festival de Folclore da Região Caramela

                               Republic Square


19:00h – Solemn Mass with the presence of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem image

                               Parish hall


                20:00h – Ceremony on horseback of the Pilgrimage Presentation 

                                Ruas da vila da Moita: saída do Salão Paroquial – Rua São Sebastião – Rua João da Nova – Avenida Dr. Teófilo de Braga – Praça da República

                               – Rua Machado Santos – Rua São Sebastião – Avenida Marginal – chegada ao Pavilhão Municipal de Exposições


                21:30h – Musical Performance

Banda do Zé Bacalhau



Sunday, day 22nd

21:30h – Sevillanas Show

Siempre a Bailar



Monday, day 23rd

21:30h – Musical Performance

 Banda Musical do Rosário



Tuesday, day 24th

21:30h – Musical Performance

 Fiesta Lusa



Fair animation, by Tuna mista Académica da Escola Superior de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal  – Semper T´unes



To obtain statements, interviews, or any other additional information, please contact:

Gabinete de Informação e Relações Públicas

Câmara Municipal da Moita

Tlm: 912 214 692

T: 21 280 67 15



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