Easter week is one of the most spectacular and emotional fiestas here.
Cuenca’s unique urban layout, with its hills and narrow streets, make it a very special setting to celebrate Easter week. These traditions date back to the 17th century, when the first Easter brotherhoods were founded. More than 30,000 people take part in the nine processions. The Camino del Calvario procession, which takes place in the early hours of Good Friday, is especially noteworthy. It is accompanied by the famous “turbas”: these are drums and trumpets that precede the statue of Jesus.