The VanderLinde Foundation, the different associations of friends of this Cáceres municipality, the Town Council and visitors alike come together to revive an ancient and unique Carnival.
Without a doubt, the star of the carnival of Montánchez is the Jurramacho. The objective of the Jurramacho is to try not to be recognised by residents and visitors. The costume is created with unused clothes, combining different garments and accessories such as the traditional mask made with the cloth used to wrap up its treasured cured hams.
The Jurramacho costume is extremely eye-catching: old, unused clothes are used and are combined at random.
During the entire carnival there is a non-stop festive atmosphere in Montánchez, both on the streets as at the village’s leisure venues. The carnival is so important in the village that not even Franco’s ban was able to suppress this lively festival.