The Día de la Cruz or Cruces de Mayo is one of the liveliest celebrations in Granada. It dates back to the early 17th century.
Since then more and more citizens participate in the celebrations that take place on 3rd May. Every corner of the city is turned into an authentic work of floral art.
The streets, squares and inner courtyards of Granada’s Albaicín district are decorated. Every public space is used to create simple and beautiful monuments to honour the Cross. Locals gather to sing and dance and enjoy the ‘salaíllas’ (salted bread), the Habas frescas (fresh beans) and salted cod wine and beer.
The festival is celebrated throughout the city and crosses are set up everywhere, although the centres of this tradition are the historic districts of the Albaicín and Realejo.