This is one of the oldest and most important festivities in Toledo. It is a solemn religious procession presided over by the Cardinal Primate of Spain. The streets are lavishly decorated for the occasion with awnings, flowers, garlands and lanterns. The procession begins at 12 noon to the sound of the cathedral bells. It is led by a group of “giants” representing the continents. The rest of the procession follows behind, most notably La Custodia. A priceless piece made of precious metalwork in gold and silver that dates back to 1515. It weighs around 160 kilos. The decoration is prepared weeks ahead of the procession. On the eve of the procession, the walls, windows and balconies are adorned with standards and tapestries from the 16th and 17th century. The ground is covered in aromatic herbs. Also, on the day of the procession, you can visit the beautiful inner courtyards of the city's palaces and stately houses.