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Easter week in Zaragoza


From Apr 9, 2017 to Apr 16, 2017


Zaragoza

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  • Penitents at the church of Santa Isabel

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Easter week in Zaragoza


Easter week in Zaragoza


Timetables

From Apr 9, 2017 to Apr 16, 2017

Easter week in Zaragoza


Description

Saragossa commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ during Easter Week in an event that every year attracts over 100,000 visitors. Its origins date back to the 13th century. The processions (solemn corteges in which the religious images are carried through the streets) are often accompanied by the beat of different kinds of drums. You can also hear 'saetas' (traditional Easter Week sacred songs) and 'jotas' (the typical popular songs of Aragon) along the route. It is particularly worth witnessing each possession as it departs from its church, as well as the final act of the cortege (known as the 'recogida'). One of the most eagerly awaited processions is the Santo Entierro which takes place on Good Friday, and among the most spectacular places to see it is in the Plaza del Pilar square. You can also visit the images in the churches amid the scent of flowers and incense.

Category:
Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Topic:
Religious