Holy Week in Zaragoza 2018

Posted February 9, 2018 by zaragozaturismo in News
Holy Week Zaragoza

Zaragoza prepares for the Holy Week, which will take place this year from March 24th to April 1st. It is one of the moments of the year with a greater number of visitors to the city.

The Holy Week in Zaragoza was declared a Festival of international tourist interest in 2014. Its 700-year history, its 53 processions and over 15,000 members turn it into a national and international reference in the matter of religious tourism. It is also a singular celebration among all those organised in Spain.

The sound of the Holy week in Zaragoza is unique: the 4,000 drums and bass drums which parade through the streets and accompany the processions produce an overwhelming thunder. Another singularity is the procession of the Holy burial, the longest and oldest in Spain. This breathtaking procession includes all the brotherhoods and forms the largest concentration of drums and bass drums.

The Holy Week in Zaragoza is a tradition that dates back several centuries. It intermingles Castilian and Andalusian influences that come together with the strength of the Aragonese drums. That’s why it shouldn’t surprise you that the jota and the saeta blend together: local and foreign elements have merged to create something new and very different.

In order to feel the essence of this religious and cultural manifestation, you must keep your eyes open and all your senses ready. The smell of incense, the beauty of the religious statues in the “pasos”, the colour of the different robes and “capirotes” and the thundering sound of the drums that thrill the body… all this makes this event a unique experience.

We leave you a preview of what you can experience in Zaragoza during the Holy Week:



More information to come on our web site, stay tuned!


Experience the Holy Week in Zaragoza


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