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Easter week in Medina de Rioseco


From Apr 9, 2017 to Apr 16, 2017


Medina de Rioseco

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  • Image of La Piedad during a procession. Easter week in Medina de Rioseco. Valladolid

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Easter week in Medina de Rioseco


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Medina de Rioseco, Valladolid  (Castile-Leon)

Medina de Rioseco


Easter week in Medina de Rioseco


Timetables

From Apr 9, 2017 to Apr 16, 2017

Easter week in Medina de Rioseco


Description

This event in the town of Medina de Rioseco in Valladolid recreates the passion and death of Jesus Christ. It is famous for its rich iconography and heritage and for its age-old tradition, as it has taken place without interruption since the 16th century. Several different processions take to the streets during the week. These are solemn corteges bearing carved religious figures around the city on the floats known as 'pasos', accompanied by over 2,000 'cofrades' (members of the religious associations known as 'cofradías'). Maundy Thursday is the day on which to see the largest number of these images, in the procession of El Mandato. Medina de Rioseco it is also the site of the first museum dedicated to Easter Week in the province of Valladolid.

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Festivity of International Tourist Interest