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The Procession of the Holy Burial - 21st March
La Procession del Santo Entierro
Semana Santa Marinera, Valencia

anto Entierro of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, SpainThis is the most spectacular of the three "collective acts" of Semana Santa Marinera in Valencia - meaning a procession involving all Brotherhoods, not just one or two. It is the absolute highlight of the Semana Santa, so don't miss it.

What it the message
This is a procession of mourning for the death of Christ. It does resemble a grotesque funeral procession. The imagenes will recount the story of His Passions.

What you will see
The full tragedy of Christ's martyrdom is spilled onto the streets of Valencia. Tragic slow steps, mounrnful music, no smiles, torches and candles, all of the hats are on, faces are covered. Some people will walk barefoot.

All 28 of the Brotherhoods will take to the streets in the richest procession of Semana Santa Marinera in Valencia. The uniformed members of Brotherhood will surround various biblical characters and their imagen, followed by a music band. This is your chance to see all of the Brotherhoods in their full glory, and all of the imagenes, many of which are true works of art.

anto Entierro of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, SpainLength
Officially, the procession takes 5 hours from first group leaving to last group arriving. If you are on one spot and the procession goes past you, it will take 3.5 hours.

Time
Good Friday, 21st Mar (2008) 18.30 pm start

Route
Leaving from Plaza de los Angeles, then via Pedro Maza to calle Remota, and all the way down until calle de la Reina. After the whole length of calle de la Reina, the procession will go up Doctor Domingo, then turn onto Avenida del Puerto, swing by the Temple onto Cristo del Grau, down Francisco Cubells and finally the length of calle Rosario.

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Santo Entierro of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Valencia, Spain

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