Easter in Madrid

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  • Religious traditions
  • Processions
  • Religious Music and the Tamborrada
  • Gastronomy

From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, thousands of people flock to the city to attend the numerous processions that take place on the streets of Madrid, and to enjoy the atmosphere created by the trumpets, rolling drums and the hundreds of religious worshippers' bright and colourful attire. All of this is part of the celebration of the mysteries of Jesus of Nazareth's salvation.

Madrid gives the commemoration of the Passion and death of Jesus Christ much importance. During this week, not only is Christ's devotion exalted, but the city also stages other cultural events. Churches and basilicas schedule religious music concerts, while numerous brotherhoods take part in processions they have been preparing for all year long. Last but not least, the city's best restaurants and patisseries serve and sell typical Easter foods and goodies.

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