22 mar Semana Santa de Toledo, of International Tourist Interest
Declared of International Tourist Interest, the Easter of Toledo is especially recommended for those who like to live and feel a celebration in this Avexperience destination. The peculiarity of this city, with steep, narrow streets, makes processions look special tan in other places. As tradition dictates, all these processions take place at night, in candlelight, in which each “Hermandad” and “Cofradía” bring the image of who are devotees. Besides enjoying the processions, this is a unique opportunity to see all the artistic grandeur of churches open to the public only on Thursday and Good Friday.
The first important procession takes place on Good Friday. The image of Nuestra Señora of Solitude is front and accompanied by the Ladies of the “Hermandad”, dressed in deep mourning, leaving at 11 p.m. the church of Santas Justa and Rufina. The Palm Sunday procession leaves the cathedral by the Puerta del Reloj. The procession of the Holy Christ of Hope, Easter Monday, often accompanied at its beginning by Gregorian chants of seminarians. The procession of Holy Wednesday, the Cristo Redentor, just the Miserere sung in the convent church of Santo Domingo el Real. The night of Thursday to Good Friday two processions leave the Cathedral, at nine the first and second midnight.
On Holy Saturday, the procession of Christ of the Good Death, from the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. The Easter Vigil takes place in all churches, waiting for midnight, entering Easter Sunday with the double procession of the Most Holy Virgin of Joy and Risen Jesus, in which, after the meeting of the images, the Virgin removes the veil of mourning.
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