Festival Estival is not so much an event as a collective experience.
Live performance in good company
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Main Square in Krakow, Poland.

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Romanesque Church near Burgos on the Pilgrim Trail to Santiago de Compostela.

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Valencia City of Sciences

Festival Estival was established in summer 2008 at a Romanesque Church (pictured) near Burgos on the Pilgrim Trail to Santiago de Compostela. It brought together a magical mix of classical guitar, operatic arias and recitals of medieval pilgrim music in an authentic venue of unforgettable romanticism.

The word “Estival” is medieval Spanish for “Summer” and in the summer Festival Estival finds a special place which we can get to know in a special way…through Live Performance in Good Company. Originally this was limited to music. In Valencia we added art, architecture and gastronomy. In Krakow we have further added viniculture and history talks. As the tributes show, the history talks in particular were well received and will be repeated.

Festival Estival offers a completely unique, relaxed and charming cultural experience.

Unique because it is multi-generational.

Unique because at the afterparties the professional musicians jam with talented amateurs.

Unique because ample time is allowed around the artistic schedule for festival goers to explore at their own pace.