During this holiday, processions pass through the city, carrying extraordinary sculptures created hundreds of years ago in the workshops of leading Baroque artists. High points of the event include the processions known as La Ronda and Procession of Los Pasos.
León’s Easter traditions date from the 16th century. Over 10 days, the 16 hermandades (lay brotherhoods) organise about 30 processions, as well as musical rituals, concerts, and special sermons. Around 16,000 lay brothers take part in these events, which draw huge crowds of locals and visitors. From the first appearance of the Virgen del Camino figure, until the release of doves on the morning of the final Sunday, there are many emotionally charged moments.