06 Apr Holy Week of Calatayud, declared of Regional Interest
The Holy Week of Calatayud is one of the oldest in Spain and, since 1994, is considered of Regional Interest. Throughout the week a large number of processions and events take place. Particularly noteworthy is that of Good Friday, when in the afternoon from the church of San Juan, the royal, part of the ancient procession of the Holy Burial that dates from the fifteenth century. In this great popular manifestation of faith, there are 24 processional steps taken between the 17th and 20th centuries, carried by the 12 brotherhoods or penitential sororities and more than 300 characters of the old and new testament, forming the two parts of the procession, the Old and New Testament. In the Plaza of Spain, the important and ancient Sacramental Car of the Burial of Christ is celebrated.
But, beyond processions and cofradías, Calatayud is a perfect destination for a tourist escape this Easter and enjoy its rich heritage with its exponent, Mudejar art, its history, its culture, its rich gastronomy and its people always are nice
More info: http://www.calatayud.es/turismo/visitar