Every September Vitoria-Gasteiz becomes the European capital of illusionism thanks to the International Festival of Magic (Magialdia). For several days the city hosts about 75 shows featuring some of the world’s most prestigious magicians.
Most of the performances take place for free in public spaces, in the streets and squares of the capital of Álava. The artists come from different countries and offer shows that baffle the senses and logic.
In recent years Magialdia has also moved outside of Vitoria-Gasteiz to take the magic shows and workshops to the villages in this historical territory, and in doing so becoming an old style “theatre company”.
The programme is varied and among other activities includes magic for schoolchildren, magic workshops, magic on the tram, magic and cinema, magic routes through the old town, magic related window displays, etc.
Vitoria-Gasteiz and Álava