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Procesión del Cristo de las Penas, Valencia old town

One of the reasons for our trip to Valencia, Spain is to watch some of the processions to do with the crucifixion and rising from the dead of Christ. This evening (Thursday before Easter) we watched the procession of sorrowful Christ. It started at Iglesia San Juan del Hospital and we had a great spot on Calle Avellanas outside the Carrefour Express to watch the whole procession. It was dusk and my phone doesn’t take very good photos but I thought that the photos may be of interest regardless.

These two candle bearers were at the front of the procession followed by the children in red robes 

The friendly man handed us an invocation and told us that the sculptures are from Iglesia San Juan del Hospital and date from the 12th and 14th centuries. That captured the attention of our 8 yo son who promptly calculated their approximate ages

The sound of the drum reverberated and gave more atmosphere to the procession

I didn’t expect to have a treat of seeing women wearing black lace mantillas in Valencia!

For more posts from our trip to Valencia see:

https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/valencia-old-town-and-more-street-art/
https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/mercado-central-and-more-street-art-in-valencia-spain/
https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/street-art-in-valencia-spain/

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One comment on “Procesión del Cristo de las Penas, Valencia old town

  1. Pingback: Various photos of Valencia, Spain  | strivetoengage

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