Easter… Also in Madrid

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Semana Santa Madrid

Good Wednesday… The important days of the Holy Week take place, also in Madrid. Spanish toasts (Torrijas, made by soaking stale bread in milk with honey and spices, sprinkled with cinnamon), fritters (Buñuelos, doughnuts which usually have a filling or a topping) and other traditional holy snacks are already prepared in the patisseries so you can taste them while you follow the procession of floats. Streets are adorned for the Holy Week and catholics can enjoy these days with passion.

Traffic controlled by the police, security measures, streets clean and tidy… Everything is ready for Good Wednesday, the day when the Holy Week gets the streets.

Recommendations: the best for these days is to use the public transport. You can leave your car parked in our hotel and use the subway and the bus. It’s always the best option so you can get around the city, free and without problems for parking your car. These days, the bus and metro frequencies are extended. Regarding the security, as in every city, you must look after your belongings so you don’t miss anything.

Processions of floats:

Good Wednesday

– Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Salud y María Santísima de las Angustias, “Los Gitanos”.  Starting 20.15 h from Nuestra Señora del Carmen Church (calle Salud, 2). 1,5 km route.

Holy Thursday:

      El Divino Cautivo. Starting 19 h from Calasancio school (located in calle General Díaz Porlier, 58). 2,5 km route.

      Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno el Pobre y María Santísima del Dulce Nombre, en su Soledad. Starting 19 h from San Pedro “El Viejo” church (calle Nuncio, 14). 1,5 km route.

      Nuestro Padre Jesús del Gran Poder y María Santísima de la Esperanza Macarena. Starting 19 h from Colegiata de San Isidro (located in calle Toledo, 37). 2 km route.

Holy Friday:

      Jesús Nazareno de Medinaceli. Starting 19 h from Jesús de Medinaceli church (located in plaza de Jesús, 2). 2,5 km route.

      Santísimo Cristo de los Alabarderos. Starting 19 h from Palacio Real on Puerta del Príncipe side (located in Plaza de Oriente). 2 km route.

      Nuestro Padre Jesús del Perdón “Silence”.  Starting 19 h from Santísimo Sacramento de la Fe church (located in calle Atocha, 87).

      Divino Cautivo. Starting a las 18.30 h from San Sebastián church (located at calle de San Sebastián s/n). 1,8 km route.

      María Santísima de los Siete Dolores. Starting a las 19 h from Santa Cruz church (located at calle Atocha, 6). 1,9 km route.

      Santo Entierro. Starting a las 20.30 h from Santa Cruz church (located at calle Atocha, 6). 1,3 km route.

Holy Saturday:

        – La Soledad. Starting 16.30 h from Real Monasterio de la Encarnación (located at plaza de la Encarnación square). 2,2 km route.

Resurrection Sunday

Sunday

      Traditional Drum Roll (Tamborrada). Starting 12 h from Jerónimas del Corpus Christi monastery (located at plaza de las Carboneras). 500 m route.

Whether you are attending the processions or not, it is highly recommendable to take into account these routes that take place in Madrid. Happy Easter.

Pic: fotEK10

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