Easter Week in Cuenca

From Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 12, 2020


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Easter Week in Cuenca

Easter Week in Cuenca


From Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 12, 2020

Easter Week in Cuenca


Cuenca recreates the passion and death of Jesus Christ during Easter Week. It does so with a series of processions (corteges accompanying carved religious images) through the streets of its historic quarter. One of its most iconic elements is the 'turbas': crowds of people beating drums and playing trumpets as they walk ahead of the image of Christ. Part of the reason Cuenca's Easter Week is so spectacular is its unique historic quarter, declared a part of our World Heritage by the UNESCO and set between cliffs. Its narrow streets and hills are the backdrop for the winding processions. They can be seen every day during Easter Week, but the early hours of Good Friday are particularly worthwhile. This is the day the procession known as the Camino del Calvario ('the road to Calvary') takes to the streets, to the sound of the famous 'turbas'. Cuenca also celebrates its Religious Music Week at the same time, a prestigious festival of sacred music.

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