Sant Pere de Castellfort pilgrimage

Catí is devoted to this Saint from time immemorial. Every year, on the Saturday prior the first Sunday of May, the San Pere de Castellfort pilgrimage takes place. The first known references date from 1321. During dry seasons, this saint was visited to ask for water and rain; in plague times, for the healing of ill people. When there was nothing to request, he was visited to show him gratitude for the help received.

These festivities begin on Saturday with the “Despertà” (wake up call), commencing the pilgrimage from the Catí church to the San Pere de Castellfort chapel. The next day, the return begins, covering in two days a distance of 60 km, either on foot or horseback, and crossing mountains and ravines.

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