Styles

In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

Topics

In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.

Audience

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Easter Week in Zamora

  • Participants in a procession. Easter week in Zamora © Junta de Castilla y León

    Participants in a procession. Easter week in Zamora © Junta de Castilla y León

  • Procession. Easter week in Zamora © Junta de Castilla y León

    Procession. Easter week in Zamora © Junta de Castilla y León

  • Dance of the five cups. Float of La Agonía. Easter week procession in Zamora © Junta de Castilla y León

    Dance of the five cups. Float of La Agonía. Easter week procession in Zamora © Junta de Castilla y León

  

Category

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Dates

Mar 25, 2018 to Apr 1, 2018
Zamora
Zamora, Castile-Leon
Zamora

E-mailjuntapro@semanasantadezamora.com

Websitehttp://semanasantadezamora.com

Music plays a special role in these celebrations: Gregorian chant and choral pieces contribute to the splendour of the processions and intensify the feelings of spectators.

The first documentary reference to Zamora’s Easter week celebrations dates from the 13th century. The contrast between its daytime and nocturnal processions is marked: silence and meditation are characteristic of those that parade by night and in the early hours, while music and light define the daytime processions. Some of the processions are all but legendary, such as the Cristo de las Injurias, which takes place on Easter Wednesday. The Jesús Yacente brotherhood have their procession on the night of Maundy Thursday, carrying an impressive 17th century statue of Christ and singing the Miserere after midnight. The Vera Cruz brotherhood, one of Spain’s oldest, also celebrates its procession on this day. Worthy of special mention on Good Friday is the La Congregación Procession, with emotional moments, such as the appearance of the Camino del Calvario statue and the famous reverence paid by the other statues to the Virgen de la Soledad on Tres Cruces Avenue – at this moment enthusiastic applause breaks forth from the crowd.

Easter week is one of the most spectacular and emotional fiestas here. Religious devotion, art, colour and music combine in acts to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ: the processions. Members of the different Easter brotherhoods, dressed in their characteristic robes, parade through the streets carrying religious statues (pasos) to the sound of drums and music – scenes of sober beauty.

  

Find tourist information in the surroundings

Very interesting

spain is culture