The Holy Week is just around the corner and, as every year, many tourists choose the city of Madrid to enjoy these holidays.
What to do in the Holy Week in Madrid?
Holy Week Processions
Although it is not as famous and crowded as in Seville, the Holy Week in Madrid has a great tradition, and during these days, processions through the streets of the city attract both, faithful and curious.
The most notable processions are Nuestro Padre Jesús del Gran Poder y María Santísima de la Esperanza Macarena (Holy Thursday, March 24, 20:00) of the Colegiata de San Isidro (Calle Toledo, 37), the procession María Santísima de los Siete Dolores (Friday, March 25, at 19:30) from the parish of Santa Cruz (Calle Atocha, 6), or the mythical procession of Silence, also on Good Friday, departing at 19: 00 h from the church Santísimo Cristo de la Fe (Atocha, 87).
The sacred music is another protagonist of the Holy Week in Madrid. During these days, important churches such as the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Atocha, or the Parish of Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro welcome the cycle Music and Voice to the Passion, with nearly 40 free concerts.
For closing the Holy Week, on Easter Sunday is celebrated the traditional Tamborrada in the Plaza Mayor, where hundreds of brothers accompanied by their drums and bass drums commemorate Easter Sunday and close the Holy Week.
Gastronomy in the Holy Week
Another classic of the Holy Week are the torrijas. Who can resist them? This sweet, with a humble origin, is made of bread, milk, egg and sugar, and has become one of the protagonists of Holy Week. During these days it is common to see delicious torrijas in the windows of all bakeries in Madrid, where you can buy from the traditional torrijas’ recipe, to more modern and daring versions that will delight the sweet tooth.
Another typical dish of these dates is the cod stew. Many restaurants feature their best versions of this dish during these days.
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