The Holy Week of Merida has just been declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest in 2018. It's a celebration whose point of reference is the Solemn Procession and the Way of the Cross, which take place in the Roman Amphitheatre and include the participation of the Santísimo Cristo de la O Confraternity Association in the early morning hours of Holy Friday.

Noteworthy is the pass of the Brotherhoods and Confraternities around various monuments located in the city's historic center, such as the Arch of Trajan, the Roman Bridge, the Arabic Alcazaba, and the Temple of Diana, which gives the festivities a touch of unique distinction when compared with similar celebrations held elsewhere.

Nine Confraternities participate in processions from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

They are all members of the Local Association of Confraternities, which is responsible for organizing Holy Week.

Site oficial: http://www.semanasantademerida.es/


Next edition: from April 14 to 21, 2019


The Holy Week of Merida has just been declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest in 2018. It's a celebration whose point of reference is the Solemn Procession and the Way of the Cross, which take place in the Roman Amphitheatre and include the participation of the Santísimo Cristo de la O Confraternity Association in the early morning hours of Holy Friday.

Noteworthy is the pass of the Brotherhoods and Confraternities around various monuments located in the city's historic center, such as the Arch of Trajan, the Roman Bridge, the Arabic Alcazaba, and the Temple of Diana, which gives the festivities a touch of unique distinction when compared with similar celebrations held elsewhere.

Nine Confraternities participate in processions from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

They are all members of the Local Association of Confraternities, which is responsible for organizing Holy Week.

Site oficial: http://www.semanasantademerida.es/


Next edition: from April 14 to 21, 2019