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When?:
From Apr 13, 2014 to Apr 20, 2014

Where:
Valladolid


Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
Valladolid

Valladolid
Category:
Festivity of International Tourist Interest




Description

The processions here are outstanding for the valuable statues created by important Spanish Baroque sculptors.

Holy Week in Valladolid is a fine example of the international repercussions this celebration has had.The Good Friday processions are considered an exquisite, rich display of Castilian religious sculpture. On this day, in the morning, members of the brotherhoods on horseback make a poetic proclamation throughout the city. The "Sermon of the Seven Words” is spoken in Plaza Mayor Square. In the afternoon, thousands of people take part in the Passion Procession, comprising 31 pasos (religious statues), most of which date from the 16th and 17th centuries. The last statue in the procession is the Virgen de las Angustias, and her return to the church is one of the most emotional moments of the celebrations, with the Salve Popular sung in her honour.

Easter week is one of the most spectacular and emotional fiestas here. Religious devotion, art, colour and music combine in acts to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ: the processions. Members of the different Easter brotherhoods, dressed in their characteristic robes, parade through the streets carrying religious statues (pasos) to the sound of drums and music – scenes of sober beauty.

Practical information

Date:
From Apr 13, 2014 to Apr 20, 2014
Place:
Valladolid (Castile-Leon)

Schedules and prices

Schedule

From Apr 13, 2014 to Apr 20, 2014



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