Tarragona: Holy Week processions and historical views

in Cross Culture21 days ago

Hello people!

We begin the month of April with Holy Week over, in some places these days have been important, they are days that are celebrated a lot in some countries and cities. And still this is the Easter week!

For example in Spain, the Holy Week is a historical and artistic religious festival that is preserved and maintained, with different traditions. One of them are the religious processions, artistic carvings of Jesus Christ, the Virgin or different saints walk through the streets, depending on the place and the history.

There are many cities in which we can see these processions, the most famous in Andalusia and Castilla-León, but there are more, and one of them is in Tarragona. A Catalan city in the south that also has a great historical legacy, mainly from Roman times, was Tarraco.

Now we see the processions around the city cathedral, since it is after dark they are not appreciated the same, and unfortunately I did not take good photos with such poor light, sorry.

But we see the inhabitants of the city involved, dressed for the occasion and carrying lit candles while they take steps to the sound of the drum music that sets the rhythm. That mixed with the silence and fervor of some, makes the atmosphere deep and exciting, personal beliefs do not matter, it is something more.

And some people, especially foreigners, are surprised by the clothing that adult men wear, many have already commented that it reminds them of the KuKluxKlan in the United States, BUT it has no relation, since these garments in Spain come from much older times and They have another meaning, which also varies depending on the colors, so you should not see those pointed caps as anything strange, part of the tradition that some maintain throughout history.

Tarragona city & history: Roman amphitheater

And beyond the processions, we get up the next day to walk through the city, and we have to go to the coast and from the top, from the historic area we see not only the sea, the train tracks, various houses, but also medieval walls and most importantly, the Roman amphitheater that remains to this day in the middle of everything as if nothing mattered.

It is a city with many Roman remains, there is also a museum where you can see them, and other areas with high columns from ancient temples, and even the foundations and walls of some current houses and businesses preserve part of the ancient Roman structure inside, it is fantastic.

And going down to the other part of the city we find curious elements, covering a façade, and the main square where people rest from so many festive events.

Easter sweets

In addition to enjoying cultural events, festivals and traditions, you also have to rest and eat! There are many typical dishes these days, but we always crave sweets more, in this city even the cakes are decorated but what you should not miss is the "Mona de Pascua", a kind of sweet bun with an egg in the middle, and between the rush we always have time for a bite, and to savor one of the traditions, here in Tarragona.

Tarragona, Spain🇪🇸❤️Europe

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Believe me I wouldn't miss to have a bite of the sweet bun.

The city is so beautiful.
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