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Easter week in Granada


From Apr 9, 2017 to Apr 16, 2017


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Easter week in Granada


Easter week in Granada


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From Apr 9, 2017 to Apr 16, 2017

Easter week in Granada


Description

Granada recreates the passion and death of Jesus Christ during Easter Week. This is an opportunity to experience this traditional religious festivity in Spain in spectacular settings such as the Alhambra. The event revolves around the processions (the solemn corteges that accompany the carved religious images). One of the best-known is the procession of the Cristo de los Gitanos (Christ of the Gypsies). It takes to the streets on Easter Wednesday and is particularly spectacular because the caves and dwellings on the Sacromonte hill greet the procession with enormous bonfires. Another famous one is known as the procession of the Soledad de San Jerónimo. This is the oldest in Granada, and is accompanied by an impressive cortege featuring living people representing historic figures from the Bible. Easter week in Granada culminates on Easter Sunday with the procession of the 'facundillos', whose name comes from the earthenware 'facundillos' (lanterns) which tinkle as they are carried through the streets by children.

Category:
Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Topic:
Religious