Cartagena Viernes de Dolores Día de la Patrona
Good Friday is also a local holiday in Cartagena, the day of the patron saint of Cartagena Viernes de Dolores not only marks the start of Semana Santa in Cartagena, it's also the day of the patrón saint of the city, the Virgen de la Caridad. This was written following a visit to find out what happens in Cartagena on this special day: On Friday the decisión was taken to go along and see the Ofrenda Floral, or floral offering, in Cartagena..

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Semana Santa Cartagena, Miercoles Santo
Saint Peter and the cockerel, the big night for the Californias The inexorable and inescapable march towards the crucifixion continues on Miercoles Santo as the Californias take to the streets in the Procesión del Santísimo Cristo del Prendimiento, the capture of Christ. This is the big day for the Cofradía California, (La Pontificia, Real e Ilustre Cofradía de Nuestro Padre Jesús en el Doloroso paso del Prendimiento y Santo Celo del bien..

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Semana Santa Sabado de Pasion Murcia
A personal view of the first Saturday of Semana Santa in Murcia capital Semana Santa totally transforms the City of Murcia, which boasts a magnificent collection of sculptures, homed in a series of fine Baroque churches, a rich heritage complemented by a fascinating cultural tradition. During Semana Santa the centric plazas of the city are abuzz with activity, the Cofradías preparing for their processions, thousands of flowers pouring into..

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Murcia Semana Santa: Coloraos stain Murcia red with the blood of Christ
The Wednesday night parade of the Coloraos Miercoles Santo, the parade of the Coloraos Each town, village and city in the Region of Murcia has its own personality, unique traditions and curiosities which make every event a journey of discovery, Semana Santa or Easter week being one occasion during which these differences can be seen at their most marked. Those who have witnessed Semana Santa in Cartagena will recall the rhythmic clunk as..

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Scallops for Santiago and sweets for sharing in the Semana Santa processions of Mula
Costaleros struggle to carry their unwieldy burdens through the narrow streets of the old quarter Maundy Thursday: Jueves Santo in Mula Semana Santa in Mula is an intimate affair, the parades winding down through the narrow streets of the historic old quarter of the town, squeezing amidst buildings which are barely far enough apart to permit the passage of the heavy sculpted tableaux and their precious burdens of sculptures and flowers..

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Good Friday am the Procession of the Salzillos Murcia
This parade features the most important pasos of master sculptor Francisco Salzillo A personal view of the Procession of the Salzillos in Murcia on the morning of Good Friday. Good Friday. The most important day of the week, when the largest processions take place both in the morning and evening. Friday morning began with the Procesión de los Salzillos, not important because of its magnitude, but because the pasos which parade in this..

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Murcia Capital, Lunes Santo, the barrio of San Antolin
Lunes Santo, Holy Monday, Murcia The Barrio of san Antolin It´s a surprise to many visitors to the Region of Murcia to learn that this was once a thriving centre of silk production. Murcia was a Moorish City, it´s strong walls and structure built by the Moors on the banks of the river, providing irrigation, protection and rich soil on which to build a thriving agricultural economy, with strong links into the Mediterranean trade routes..

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Vía Crucis, la Unión, the birth of a new tradition, symbol of the renaissance of La Unión
The Vía Crucis, La Unión, Sábado de Pasión, 2011. As an outsider, slowly peeling back the layers of this Region and trying to learn about, and understand, its past and what makes it the place it is today, we´ve had to spend a great deal of time researching the history of the region and the civilisations who formed it and shaped it. One of the most un-nerving discoveries has been the blight of the Spanish Civil War and the destruction..

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