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“Good entertainment” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dinner-Show: Medieval Challenge

Dinner-Show: Medieval Challenge
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A unique show! Moors and Christians fought to carve our history, and now you become part of that story. It includes: - Dinner and refreshments, medieval style. It does not include alcoholic beverages (surcharge) - Show with jousts, tournaments, etc. Duration 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval) - Alternators comments on the show in Castilian and English - Entrance to the Disco 'torture chamber' - Menu: Snacks, Vegetable Soup, Roast Chicken, Pork Ribs, Roasted Potatoes, Bread, Ice Cream FREE children from 0 to 2 years. 3 to 12, payment
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Went here on a Sat night in April ,and as previous reviewers have said it is almost all in Spanish, but as 95% of the audience is Spanish its understandable. The spectacle is visual ,so language is not a major issue. The food is not great ,but it is edible ,and when we were there they kept asking if we wanted more . The drink is basically free flowing ,and quite a few of the Spaniards seemed to have over indulged when we were there . The one down side that annoyed us ,was the long wait to actually get in , and this is solely caused by the fact that every single person entering has to have ther photo taken with the King and Queen , which resulted in the show starting over 30 mins late. We went by taxi ,and when we came out the staff phoned us a taxi straight away , and we only had to wait 5 mins . I would imagine that during the peak season there would be a good % of British there . In conclusion ,it is quite expensive ,but we loved it and are glad we went .

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“a must!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2011

i have to say that the last time i went to the medieval night was 2006!! but based on that and previous visits......
i think its fantastic! you go to a 'castle' and watch a show of jousters and jokers etc and cheer on your colour knight.the food was good and eaten old style with your fingers! the drinks never run dry. and after the show theres a disco too :) fab night out :)

Visited June 2010
4 Thank hamnan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Poor food, decent show, not in English”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2010

We went to this show (aka Desafio Medieval), €45 per adult, 1 child free per adult, under 4s free, didn't hear of any discounts. They said the show would cater for the English, but 90% of it was only in Spanish, so bear that in mind. I didn't notice any English in the audience. It's not the end of the world, because it is mostly a visual spectacle of jousting etc., but it would have been nice to have equal treatment, but as mentioned the audience are mostly Spanish, so it's not a major surprise.

While you might think that you are getting dinner and a show together for the price, the food was very poor:

bread roll and powdered soup
somewhat overcooked roasted chicken leg (you could take two), very salty, needed some sauce
baked potato slices, very salty
very overcooked ribs, not really edible, no sauce
cornetto for dessert
NO vegetables or salad

Drinks were available in jugs - the worst sangria I've ever had, beer, fanta (or similar), and water. These were refilled as consumed, so no worries there.

Basically the food was €5 worth, but if you ate such food in a restaurant you certainly wouldn't return.

The show consists of a red side and a green side with jousting knights competing for each side. They started with an audience participation warm-up in the arena before the show itself. This was all in Spanish.

This was followed by a display of jousting, horse riding, etc., which was pretty impressive, culminating in the red knight defeating the green knight (presumably the outcome is different each night).

Not bad, but better if you are Spanish, and they'd b e better distributing McDonalds than the food they did serve...

5 Thank somewhereinlondon
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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2008

a really fun night out! you get to watch a medieval jousting match while stuffing ur face the old fashioned way!! the food is really good and the entertainment is definitely something different. although it is a little on the pricey side, it is one not to be missed :)

5 Thank Nimo20
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