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Holy Week in Avilés
Avilés (Center of Asturias) (Avilés)
Type
Festival of touristic interest in the Principality of Asturias
Dates
From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday
Semana Santa de Avilés
The best way to indulge yourself

Holy Week in Avilés is of vital importance. The medieval city of Asturias par excellence celebrates Holy Week with passion and has done so since the far away XVII century, although this celebration as it is held now takes its form from the XX century.

The framework of the historical quarter of the city is incomparable for the staging and rituals of Holy Week. The transit of the processional floats through the old streets marked by arcades, squares, churches, palaces and other noble buildings, whose perfectly conserved architectonic styles entail a route from the XII century to the present time, transform the city into a perfect scenery of culture, history and passion.

Thousands of members of brotherhoods appear on the streets, each one with his brotherhood and dozens of statue bearing floats, processions and images pour into the ancestral, historical Avilés. The entire city vibrates on its stones which exude a passionate past and present.

In order to top off so much emotion, the end of the calendar of processions gives way to the Fiesta del Bollo (Feast of the Bun), declared of National Touristic Interest, and takes place on Easter Monday. Undoubtedly, the best finishing touch for a unique Holy Wek in Asturias and in Spain.

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Holy Week in Avilés
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