Tourist Interest
On the Way of St. James
Dates of celebration: 28/03 - 04/04


From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, there is a non-stop series of processions commemorating the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. The streets of Ferrol fill with religious fervor and crowds surround the floats of its five confraternities, heirs to a centuries-old tradition and a deeply-felt popular spirit which have withstood social and generational changes. The processions are striking, crowded, moving and solemn. The most noteworthy are those held on Good Friday: The Santo Encuentro (Holy Meeting) takes place in the morning in Amboage Square. In the afternoon there is the procession of the Santo Entierro (Holy Burial), which has a strong liturgical element. It features the Santa Urna, a glass coffin with the figure of Jesus inside, a key element of Ferrol's Holy Week celebrations. In the evening is the eerie Caladiños procession through the streets of the historic La Magdalena neighbourhood, with floats of St. John, Cruz Sudario (Cross of the Shroud) and Our Lady of Sorrows. It ends in the early morning, following the traditional singing of the hymn to the Virgin Mary.
Maundy Thursday features the procession of the Santísimo Cristo de la Misericordia (Holy Christ of Mercy) and María Santísima de la Piedad (Our Holy Lady of Piety), the longest and most numerous of all. It includes the participation of 1,800 confraternity members, seven floats and nine marching bands, ending with the emotional singing of soldiers from the Brilat (Galician brigade).

Los Caladiños procession on the night of Good Friday.

The Ways of St. James

The English Camino

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