This celebration has been held in this village in the province of Valladolid since the 16th century.
Easter Week in Medina de Rioseco is one of the most famous in Spain, thanks both to its age and the merits of its iconography. This expression of religious fervour has been held without interruption since the 16th century. Major works of Castilian religious sculptures are exhibited in the solemn processions, which include three great historic cofradías (brotherhoods): Vera Cruz, Quinta Angustia y Soledad de Nuestra Señora, and Pasión, comprising over 2,000 cofrades or members.
Medina de Rioseco also boasts an interesting Easter Week Museum, the first of its type devoted to this theme in the province of Valladolid, which preserves the historic and artistic heritage of this age-old tradition.
Easter week is one of the most heartfelt and deep-rooted fiestas celebrated in Spain. This commemoration has centuries of history and tradition, remembering the passion and death of Jesus Christ. The streets of the majority of Spain's cities, towns and villages become the stage for religious fervour and devotion, combining grief and meditation in memory of Christ's death. Music, art and colour come together in magical processions - solemn parades in which crowds of people accompany religious images on their route through the streets.
Internationaal erkend toeristisch feest
Vanaf 13-apr-2014 tot 20-apr-2014
Medina de Rioseco (Valladolid)
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