Holy Week festivals

The Passion of Esparreguera

The Passion of Esparreguera

From 19th March to 1st April
Esparreguera (Barcelona)
Representation
A unique and emotional representation of the Passion of Christ, which takes place outdoors on an impressive natural stage. With more than 500 actors, live music, and special effects, it is an unforgettable experience that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Holy Week of Malaga

Holy Week of Malaga

From 22nd March to 31st March
Málaga (Málaga)
Religious
One of the most impressive in Spain, known for its processions full of passion and devotion. Every year, thousands of people from all over the world come to the city to experience the magic of this unique festival. The floats, carried on the shoulders of the brotherhood members, are true works of art, decorated with flowers and candles, creating an incredibly emotional atmosphere.
Holly Week in Yecla

Holly Week in Yecla

From 22nd March to 31st March
Yecla (Murcia)
Religious
Discover the exciting Holy Week of Yecla with its Calvary procession, the Farolicos carried by children, the Santo Entierro, and enjoy the popular "Suelta del Diablo" by throwing candies on Easter Sunday.
Holy Week in Seville

Holy Week in Seville

From 22nd March to 31st March
Sevilla (Sevilla)
Religious
A unique event that offers an exciting and authentic experience, where devotion and art merge in the processions of the brotherhoods. It also represents a unique opportunity to enjoy the local gastronomy and get to know the city in a festive and welcoming atmosphere.
The Bajada del Ángel and Holy Week in Tudela

The Bajada del Ángel and Holy Week in Tudela

From 28th March to 31st March
Tudela (Navarra)
Religious
An impressive celebration that takes place on Easter Sunday. It includes the descent of a child dressed as an angel from the church tower, followed by an exciting theatrical performance with biblical characters. This tradition, dating back to the 13th century, is a unique expression of Tudela's religious devotion and an unmissable tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Rompida de la Hora

Rompida de la Hora

28th March
Calanda (Teruel)
Religious
On Good Friday in Calanda the Tamborrada or Rompida de la Hora is celebrated, with the beating of drums and giant bass drums, a festival declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Easter Week in Verges

Easter Week in Verges

From 28th March to 31st March
Verges (Gerona)
Religious
Easter Week in Verges is a unique cultural experience where you can immerse yourself in the rich religious and folkloric tradition of Catalonia. From the impressive danse macabre to the processions and liturgical events, every moment of the celebration is an opportunity to learn first-hand about the customs and history of the region. Don't miss this unique and unforgettable experience.

Holy Week of Zamor

From 28th March to 31st March
Zamora (Zamora)
Religious
An impressive celebration for its solemn and deeply religious nature, where silence is a fundamental part of its processions. The streets are filled with an atmosphere of respect and solemnity, while the most revered images of the city parade in processions full of solemnity and devotion. A unique experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the tradition and religiousness of the region that you cannot miss.

Holy Week in Lorca

From 28th March to 31st March
Lorca (Murcia)
Religious
Immerse yourself in Holy Week in Lorca and discover the impressive "pasos" carried on the shoulders of the brotherhood members, the emotional performances of the cuadrillas, and the competition between brotherhoods. An experience that will not leave you indifferent.
Easter Week in Cuenca

Easter Week in Cuenca

From 28th March to 31st March
Cuenca (Cuenca)
Religious
Cuenca has a medieval old town that transports you to another era with its cobbled streets, hanging houses and spectacular views of the river Júcar. The magic of the city is intensified during Holy Week, when processions wind through the narrow streets of the old town, creating an even more special and unique atmosphere. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the tradition and beauty of Cuenca at Easter.
Easter Week in Elche

Easter Week in Elche

From 28th March to 31st March
Elche/Elx (Alicante)
Religious
A religious celebration of great tradition and cultural richness that has been held since the Middle Ages. It stands out for the representation of the Mystery of the Passion in the Basilica of Santa Maria and for its impressive processions and parades through the streets of the city. A unique and authentic experience in a setting of great beauty and historical heritage.
Holy Week in Valladolid

Holy Week in Valladolid

From 28th March to 31st March
Valladolid (Valladolid)
Religious
A unique and emotional celebration that combines religion, art, and culture in an atmosphere full of tradition and passion. Its processions, images, music, and gastronomy make it a unique experience for any visitor. Discover the history and most prominent values of one of the most important and moving Holy Weeks in Spain. We're waiting for you in Valladolid!
The Passion of Cervera

The Passion of Cervera

From 28th March to 31st March
Cervera (Lérida)
Representation
An impressive theatrical representation of the Passion of Christ that attracts thousands of visitors every Easter. With a long tradition and an impressive staging, a must for theatre and culture lovers.
Holly Week in Viveiro

Holly Week in Viveiro

From 28th March to 31st March
Viveiro (Lugo)
Religious
Come to Viveiro and live a unique experience during Easter Week. Discover its solemn processions and valuable religious imagery, declared of International Tourist Interest. Immerse yourself in Galician culture and enjoy the hospitality of its people in an incomparable setting.
Holly Week in Cartagena

Holly Week in Cartagena

From 28th March to 31st March
Cartagena (Murcia)
Religious
Discover the Holy Week of Cartagena, with its impressive processions and valuable artistic heritage. The order and discipline of the penitents, the flowers, lights and music await you in this Mediterranean city. Come and live a unique experience.
Valencia's Maritime Holy Week

Valencia's Maritime Holy Week

From 28th March to 31st March
Valencia (Valencia)
Religious
A unique celebration that combines religious tradition with the maritime culture of the city. With processions that traverse the port and the beach, as well as cultural and gastronomic activities, it is an event that attracts visitors from all over the world. The processions of the Virgen del Carmen and the Bajada del Cristo del Grao are noteworthy. Don't miss it!
The Empalaos of Valverde de la Vera

The Empalaos of Valverde de la Vera

28th March
Valverde de la Vera (Cáceres)
Religious
Discover the mystique of 'Los Empalaos' on the night of Maundy Thursday, where participants barefoot carry crosses and crowns of thorns while dressed and masked as 'Empalaos'. A silent procession through the streets of Valverde de la Vera culminates in the emotional crossing and kneeling of two 'Empalaos'.

Passion of Montiel

30th March
Montiel (Ciudad Real)
Religious
Young people from Montiel fervently and emotionally recreate the scenes of Christ's Passion. From the Last Supper to the Resurrection, each moment is interpreted with intensity, highlighting Jesus's three falls, his encounter with Veronica and his mother, and the emotional climax at the cross.

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Emérita Lúdica

From 20th May to 26th May
Mérida (Badajoz)
Emérita Lúdica
Discover the fascinating Roman world at Emérita Lúdica. Immerse yourself in historical reenactments, gladiator battles, Roman gastronomy, and cultural activities in Mérida. A unique experience filled with fun and knowledge.

Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Navahonda in Robledo de Chavela

From 21st May to 28th May
Robledo de Chavela (Madrid)
Discover the tradition of the Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Navahonda. Experience the excitement of carrying the image of the virgin in procession from her hermitage to the town church and enjoy the festivities, traditional dances, local cuisine, and much more.

Puertollano's Feast of the Holy Vow

From 24th May to 25th May
Puertollano (Ciudad Real)
Puertollano's Feast of the Holy Vow
Discover the centuries-old tradition of the Holy Vow in Puertollano. Enjoy the blessing of rolls, the cow parade, the bonfires, and the delicious sacred stew. Awards, medieval market, and a photography rally complete this unique experience.

May festivities in Aldeire

From 26th May to 28th May
Aldeire (Granada)
May festivities in Aldeire
At the end of May, Aldeire becomes a stage where Moors and Christians thank the patron saint of the town, the Virgin of the Rosary, for mediating between them.

Caballada of Atenzia

31st May
Atienza (Guadalajara)
Caballada of Atenzia
The Caballada of Atienza, is an ancient tradition that takes place in Atienza where every year, on the last Sunday of Pentecost, a pilgrimage is made to the chapel of 'La Señora de La Estrella'.

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