28 Mar Zamora, feel the passion
Zamora Holy Week, declared of International Interest since 1986, is one of the most important festivals in the city. Its celebration goes back to the 13th century and the city respect and maintain austerity, silence and prayer as the fundamental axes of Holy Week. The processions come out especially at night and the streets fill with people of all ages wanting to enjoy this tradition. The daytime processions stand out for music and luminosity.
The antiquity of the brotherhoods is complemented by the quality of the sculptural groups. The Holy Week Museum, located in the Romanesque quarter of the city, houses thirty-seven “steps” that relate the Passion and Ramón Álvarez was the most prolific sculptor for Easter, combining wood and glued fabrics.
This could be a great opportunity to visit Zamora, enjoy its Easter legendary and enter a small but beautiful and well-kept city, closely linked to Douro River, also known as the Romanesque City. In fact, its historic center and the districts that constituted its medieval suburb host, together with the majestic cathedral and the castle, the largest urban concentration of Romanesque buildings that we can find in the Peninsula with more than twenty temples, its stone bridge , the walled enclosures and several palaces and houses.
Do not leave Zamora without taste its cheese, its chickpeas from Fuentesaúco, lentils from Tierra de Campos and beans from Sanabria, mushrooms, veal from Aliste and Sayago, lamb, chorizo … Typical dishes include traditional garlic soups, Zamora rice, seasoned with ear, snout and pork leg, and cod. All accompanied by a good wine from one of the three appellations of origin (Toro, Arribes and Tierra del Vino). A luxury for the palate.