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Passion and devotion in the Compostela's Easter

With the spring arrives to the calendar one of the most important annual festivities: Holy Week, a date that in Santiago is lived with special devotion for the beauty of its processions and for the wide offer of leisure that is deployed throughout the city. Can you imagine the passing of the processions between the cobblestone streets of this  city declared a Patrimony of the Humanity? In Compostela is possible!

Devotion in the city of stone

The cobbled alleys and the impressive architectural setting of the downtown make Santiago de Compostela the perfect setting to vibrate with the passion of a unique Easter. The calendar of processions begins on April 7, Passion Friday, with the departure of the Virgin of Sorrows, and continues until Sunday 23 April with the Holy Christ of Patience. In total, 13 brotherhoods and 17 processions that give to the commemoration of the passion of Christ a color and an indescribable splendor.

Also on Thursday and Friday Saint, the most important days in the spanish Holy Week, up to 6 different steps take the streets accompanied by the cofrades dressed in caps and the solemn sound of horns and drums. A show that is worth admiring whether you are religious or not.

Gastronomic offer in honor to Saint Lázaro

Santiago stands out for its great gastronomy, and of course, during Easter, the food and desserts of the area are fantastics. On Sunday of Passion, which marks the beginning of the celebrations, the neighborhood of San Lázaro celebrates its traditional party "Fiesta de la Uña": a pilgrimage in which after taking the saint in procession, is held as an offering the nail and other parts of the pig. The "manitas de cerdo" are the typical dish of this party, one of the oldest in the city, and can be tasted throughout the weekend in the area, located at the end of the French Way to Santiago.
Passion for Easter sweets

From April 7 to 17 the initiative "Santiago paixón doce" will delight the visitors with the most characteristic sweets of these dates. "Torrijas, leche frita, buñuelos, rosquillas, melindres, chocolates"... will be some of the proposals that will be offered in the cafes and restaurants of the whole city to pay homage to the recipes of the Easter sweets brought centuries ago by the different religious orders.
Feel the passion of the best Holy Week with Compostela Net Hotels, very close to the cathedral and the places of beginning all the processions. Do you have a better plan?

 

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