Art-FITEC. Parla Gastronomic Market / FITEC 2019

Tribute 5th Centenary First Terrestrial Circumnavigation

This year 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of one of the most important events for humanity: The beginning of the trip that would go around the world for the first time in history. Funded by the Spanish Crown and captained by Fernando de Magallanes, and under the command of Juan Sebastián Elcano on his return, he completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth in history.

To commemorate this fact, the traditional Art-FITEC Market, becomes a splendid Renaissance Market that moves the pedestrians and spectators of the FITEC to the time of Juan Sebastián Elcano and Fernando de Magallanes, and of so many anonymous heroes who participated in this deed.

Organize: Destellos de Historia – Eventos Bayarri – Ayuntamiento de Parla

On August 10, 1519, after an artillery discharge, five ships depart from Seville with 239 sailors, led by Fernando de Magallanes, with the intention of starting an expedition that would open a new Spice Route through the west, respecting the Treaty of Tordesillas. September 20, 1519 Once prepared and equipped for a trip that is estimated to last two years, they leave the port of Sanlucar de Barrameda looking for the southeast winds. On September 26 they descend with the ships to the Canary Islands to catch the force of the winds. They stop in Tenerife, an island that attracted Pigafetta to the chronicler because it never rained and had trees that collected water in its leaves. On October 3, they head directly south, passing between Cape Verde and the coast of Guinea, sailing for several days until the wind was favorable.

Thus began this reckless and great adventure that would end 3 years later, 18 famished and sick men entering the bay of Sanlucar after traveling more than 14,460 leagues, always sailing from west to east, with what he had managed to give for the first time the complete return to the world, Although it was not the first objective of the expedition, they show that the earth is spherical.

Parallel Arts / Art-FITEC

Space: Bulevar RENFE / Parla 

Timetable: Nov.8 2019 from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Nov.9 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 am.

Nov.10 2019 from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

All Audiences.