The Semana Santa (Holy Week) of Astorga features the event of the Desenclavamiento (taking down) of an image of Christ, of great historical value, in the Procesión del Santo Entierro (the procession of the holy burial) on Good Friday.

This fraternity is one of the oldest and dates back to the 15th century. The tradition of the commemoration of Holy Week, and the villagers' participation in the celebrations, are centuries old.

During the days of the Holy Week celebrations, the fraternities' processions consist of images of great artistic, cultural and traditional value. Among the impressive works are two that are preserved from the original processions: the Crucificado (Christ crucified) of 1560, which is on show in the Good Friday procession, and the image of Cristo flagelado (Christ flogged).

General information

General information:
National Tourist Interest
Date:
Holy Week

Address

Astorga. 24009 León.

Website: http://www.semanasanta-astorga.com/

More information

Tourist Office of Astorga

Address:

P/ Eduardo de Castro, 5. Astorga. 24700 León.

Telephone: 987 618 222

Fax: 987 619 299

Email: turismo@ayuntamientodeastorga.com

Website: http://www.ayuntamientodeastorga.com/quevisitar

Tourist Office Regional of León

Address:

Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391

Email: oficinadeturismodeleon@jcyl.es