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Easter Week in Cartagena


From Apr 9, 2017 to Apr 16, 2017


Cartagena

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Easter Week in Cartagena


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Cartagena, Murcia  (Murcia)


Easter Week in Cartagena


Timetables

From Apr 9, 2017 to Apr 16, 2017

Easter Week in Cartagena


Description

Cartagena recreates the passion and death of Jesus Christ during Easter Week in a chronological narrative, with its religious images that are famous for their spectacular floral decoration. In a curious variation, it is usually children –their faces uncovered– who accompany the images and hand out sweets and souvenirs. Most of the processions (corteges accompanying the religious images) leave from and return to the church of Santa María de Gracia. This is the site of one of the most moving moments, when thousands of people await the arrival of the Virgin and intone the hymn of the Salve Popular Cartagenera. Some of the most famous processions are those of the Virgin of La Caridad, El Traslado de los Apóstoles, El Cristo del Prendimiento and El Santo Encuentro. The route is particularly attractive in Calle Jara, at the doors of the church of Santa María and at the crossroads of Calle Cañón and Aire and Mayor.

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Festivity of International Tourist Interest