Museo De Las Hogueras / Alicante Festival Museum

Uncover The Secrets Of The Hogueras de San Juan Festival

Museo De Las Hogueras

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Address: c/ Teniente Álvarez Soto, on the corner with Rambla Méndez Núñez 27, 03002 Alicante

Tel: (+34) 965 14 68 28

Opening hours:

There are different opening hours in Summer and winter


Monday Closed
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 to 14.00 then 18.00 to 21.00
Sunday, Bank Holidays 10.00 to 14.00


Monday Closed
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 to 14.00 then 17.00 to 20.00
Sunday, Bank Holidays 10.00 to 14.00

Situated on a corner in the middle of Méndez Núñez Rambla, this Museum is dedicated to providing the history about Alicante's most famous Festival the Hogueras de San Juan.

Paper Mache model

When celebrating this Fiesta the people of Alicante make intricate effigies ("ninots indultados") using paper-maché that are burnt in the many bonfires lit during this festival. The Museum details the history of the Festival as well as showing what is involved in producing these intricate paper maché productions. The Museum holds some of the effigies so that you can observe them close up and wonder at the craftmanship of these. You can also see mock bonfires and typical costumes. There is also an audiovisual room which houses photographs and videos.

The history of the Festival is broken up into three distinct periods.

These are;

1928 - 1936

1940 - 1979

1980 to the present

If you are visiting Alicante at the end of June then you will likely be able to attend the Festival itself. This is of-course a real 'must do' on your list of activities!

If in Alicante at any other time than the end of June then this museum is a way to relive the Festivities and also find out about the History of the Festival. I think this Museum is family friendly and children of all ages will appreciate the colour and vibrancy of the story of this festival.

Museo De Las Hogueras
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