The Festival Mueca has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in Puerto de la Cruz, and 2017 will be its fifteenth edition, between May 11 and 14.
What is the Festival Mueca
The Mueca Festival is an art festival in the streets that has survived thanks to citizen collaboration, especially important after the economic crisis began in 2009. It encompasses many facets of art, such as theater, circus, plastic arts, dance, music and an infinite etcetera of disciplines for the people who visit Puerto de la Cruz year after year to attend this event.
If you want to have a little more information about the origins of the Mueca Festival: we already commented in another entry of our blog how it was created and its history of survival during the last years.
The quality and recognition levels of the Mueca Festival of Puerto de la Cruz have already transcended borders, being also considered an important artistic event at international level.
Every year, more and more artistic companies join the already large squad that forms this expected event. This is why, year after year, the quality quotas are increasing, thanks also to the support of the citizens of Puerto de la Cruz and numerous volunteers, which are the fundamental pillars of this International Festival of Street Art.
The places that will host the Festival Mueca 2017
Mueca is mostly a Street Art Festival, but there are also various shows at Puerto de la Cruz facilities such as the Teatro Timanfaya, the Archaeological Museum, or at some of the most representative nightlife venues in Puerto de la Cruz.
Program of the Festival Mueca 2017
You can check the details of Festival Mueca under this link on the official website, with a summary of all the events and companies that will act, and the location of them.
On Thursday, May 11, at 8:00 pm, the Festival Mueca will begin with the opening in the Teatro Timanfaya by the company “Impulso”, followed by “Abubukaka” in Espacio Aqualia, and “La Pandilla” in the ” Espacio Agustinos”
On Friday May 12 there will be numerous shows from 6 pm, in the most emblematic streets of Puerto de la Cruz, by several internationally renowned companies, as well as “Abubukaka”, which will feature a new performance in Espacio Aqualia
Saturday, May 13 will be the big day of the Mueca Festival 2017, with performances that will not stop, from 11 in the morning until two in the night.
The Mueca 2017 Festival will be closed on Sunday, May 14, with the last musical performance in the Pub Limbo that will culminate at 5 pm, with the performance of the company “Material de Contrabando”
Puerto Street Art goes on
The Puerto Street Art is a movement that began at the Festival Mueca, consisting of beautifying some of the facades of Puerto de la Cruz with art.
The La Ranilla district is the location par excellence where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful murals that adorn Puerto de la Cruz. In the last edition of the Festival Mueca, this movement expanded beyond this fishing district to the beach Martiánez.
During this fifteenth edition of the Mueca Festival, new artistic creations will emerge again in the Barrio de La Ranilla that will recall the nicknames of the most historically recognized families of the city.
One of the most charismatic aspects of this festival, apart from the art itself, is an invisible essence that envelops the streets of Puerto de la Cruz during the days of the event.
A festive atmosphere in which Puerto de la Cruz becomes a perfect setting where people of all ages, beliefs and ideals come together and enjoy themselves, with art as the main link between them.
Find out everything that happens at the Festival Mueca 2017
The Festival Mueca 2017 offers several digital channels through which you can inform yourself about all the events that will take place in the festival.
If you attend the Mueca Festival and want to tag your comments or photos, you can use the hashtag # Mueca2017. In this way, not only will you become a consumer of art, but through your comments and photos you can also be part of the artistic movement.
Do not miss the art of Puerto de la Cruz
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More information that may interest you
If art is an important aspect for you, you may want to have a little more information about some of the highlights of art in Puerto de la Cruz, such as the Archaeological Museum, or the House of the Royal Customs of Puerto de la Cruz.