The great weather helped Orihuela to surpass all its expectations for the Medieval Market. The councillor for Festivals, Mayte Valero claims that over 500,000 people visited the city over the three days. This meant that shopkeepers and owners of bars reckon to have tripled their tripled their income over previous years. All this in spite of the fact that the cost of setting up the market was 180,000 Euros less than last year.
Valero has expressed his gratitude to the Local and National Police, the Guardia Civil, Firemen, officers of the Civil Protection force and of course the Red Cross for all their efforts. Thankfully there were no major incidents for them to deal with. Nether-the-less, it was comforting to know they were on hand.
The problem now is that next year everyone will expect the market to be even bigger and better!