20 Feb Tradition and spirituality at Tarragona Easter

Apart from religious beliefs, Easter in Tarragona is lived intensely. It is a display of tradition and spirituality on the street that is worth enjoying.

The procession of the Holy Burial, Good Friday, is the most important and has been declared a Traditional Festival of National Interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya. It is documented since 1550 and consists of 19 steps with more than 4 thousand people. The steps are preceded by the armats (armed) that break the silence with the sound of their drums.

In 2009, the whole of the Holy Week in Tarragona was declared a “Festival of National Tourist Interest” by the Generalitat.

Complete program of Easter: