The Semana Santa (Holy Week) of Ponferrada has the surprising element of a brother who, dressed in robes of mourning and accompanied by children, rings a bell in the street to announce the start of a procession. This character has the curious name of ‘Lambrión chupacandiles’.

At dawn on Good Friday, groups of brothers from the brotherhood of Jesús Nazareno (Jesus of Nazareth), called corredores (runners), and wearing their traditional black tunic, parade through the city streets summoning the other brothers with bugles and drums to the traditional Ponferrada procession: La Procesión del Encuentro.

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National Tourist Interest
Date:
Holy Week

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Oficina de Turismo of Ponferrada

Address:

C/ Gil y Carrasco, 4. Ponferrada. 24400 León.

Teléfono: 987 424 236 / 987 424 539

Fax: 987 424 539

Email: turismo@ponferrada.org

Página Web: http://www.ponferrada.org

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