Events

Events that you can not miss

Holy Week in Jumilla

14/04/2019 al 21/04/2019 / Jumilla Wine Route

The Easter celebrations in Jumilla, which have been awarded National Tourist Interest status, date back to the late 16th century.

During Semana Santa onlookers can admire the highly artistic sculpted figures being paraded, some of which date from the 17th century, with highlights including the evening of “Mantillas” (traditional ladies' headdresses) on Maundy Thursday, the parades of “Armaos” (period costumed soldiers) on Easter Sunday morning and the “Tamboradas” (drumming celebrations) on both Saturdays included in the week.

 

FOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION: NATURE FROM MY CAMARA

01/01/2019 al 30/04/2019 / Montejo de la Vega de la Serrezuela, Ribera del Duero Wine Route

The exhibition aims to show the extraordinary biodiversity of our Peninsula.

Place: Hoces del Rio Riaza Natural Park House. By Carlos Abejón Medina.

 

HOLY WEEK IN ARANDA DE DUERO

14/04/2019 al 21/04/2019 / Aranda de Duero, Ribera del Duero Wine Route

Different brotherhoods relive the Passion, the Death and the Resurrection of Christ making religious processions showing historical sculptures through the streets. Important cultural event.

The popular event of the Descent of the Angel, on April 21st. . A large ball that crosses the plaza through the heights opens to pick up an angel  that loosens the air two doves, removes the veil to the Virgin before the admiration of those present and a shower of confetti.

 

 

HOLY WEEK IN ROA

14/04/2019 al 21/04/2019 / Roa, Ribera del Duero Wine Route

Different brotherhoods relive the Passion, the Death and the Resurrection of Christ making religious processions showing historical sculptures through the streets. Important cultural event.

Holy Thursday with the Procession from the church of San Esteban to the Ex Collegiate Church. In this procession the "Sayones" will be sung, a song that tells of the passion and death of Jesus, in which all the people interpreting the song whose origin is located in the s. XVI and is attributed to Lope de Vega. But it is without a doubt the procession of Good Friday the most solemn and emotional, called "Procession of Silence". The “pasos procesionales” leave the Ex Collegiate Church. In our town the silence breaks singing the "Sayones" again.

 

HOLY WEEK IN PEÑAFIEL

14/04/2019 al 21/04/2019 / Peñafiel, Ribera del Duero Wine Route

Different brotherhoods relive the Passion, the Death and the Resurrection of Christ making religious processions showing historical sculptures through the streets. Important cultural event.

The popular event of the Descent of the Angel, the Virgin appears covered by a black cloak, as a sign of mourning, on it appears a large ball from which emerges a child dressed in white, like an angel child, descending on the image to remove the veil. At that moment, a kicking off by the child also begins as a sign of happines.

 

HOLY WEEK IN SAN ESTEBAN DE GORMAZ

14/04/2019 al 21/04/2019 / San Esteban de Gormaz, Ribera del Duero Wine Route

Different brotherhoods relive the Passion, the Death and the Resurrection of Christ making religious processions showing historical sculptures through the streets. Important cultural event.

 

HOLY WEEK IN CALAHORRA. Fiesta of National Tourist Interest

13/04/2019 al 22/04/2019 / Calahorra, Rioja Oriental Wine Route

The Cofradía of Santa Vera Cruz is the only penitential brotherhood existing in Calahorra, it is in charge of guarding the 20 images that procession and that still today are carried on shoulders by the narrow and steep streets of Calahorra.

The most significant procession is the Great Procession of the Holy Burial on the afternoon of Good Friday, sixteen images are processed and more than two thousand people participate in it.

It is considered the largest and most impressive in the North of Spain, in addition to being an authentic Catechism of the Passion of the Christ.

It is the procession with the highest number of images of all La Rioja.

 

HOLY WEEK IN MONTILLA

12/04/2019 al 21/04/2019 / Montilla, Montilla - Moriles Wine Route

Montilla's Holy Week has been declared of Touristic Interest "Semana Santa de Andalucia", it is a tradition which combine religion, popular and mundane culture and the city become      a pleasure for the senses that captivates Montilla's inhabitants and foreigners.

More information: www.montillaturismo.es

 

GREEN HOLY WEEK

18/04/2019 al 21/04/2019 / Alfaro, Rioja Oriental Wine Route

The 14th Holy Green Week is celebrated in Alfaro between Holy Thursday, 18 April, and the Easter Sunday, 21 April. Tastings, cooking workshops for all ages, guided tours of its natural and heritage resources, music and the path of the skewer stand out in this program that exalts the pottery garden.
A tourist train will depart from the Plaza de España in morning and afternoon hours to travel a natural and urban route.

 

JUDAS FESTIVAL

21/04/2019 / Alfaro, Rioja Oriental Wine Route

On Easter Sunday the streets of Alfaro host the burning of a hundred peleles in the Judas Burning, Regional Tourist Interest Festival.


The dolls, the result of a year of intense work, have been hanging from the streets since ten in the morning. At 10.30 you can taste, in the Spain Square, the traditional chorizo omelette and at 12 hours the burning begins.


The Judas will disappear into the flames.The streets that most Judas concentrates are Tudela and Araciel, but you can also observe the burning of peleles in Catalanes, Cuatro Esquinas, Trasmuro and Polaris.

 

 

PÓRTICO TOURISTIC AND CULTURAL PASSPORT

01/01/2019 al 31/12/2019 / Rioja Alta Wine Route

Turistic activity. All year. On sale in Tourism Offices of La Rioja

The Pórtico turistic and cultural passport was born with the idea of facilitating the visits to the most emblematical monasteries of our community and for the tourists can discover all the religious and cultural heritage we have in La Rioja.

It´s called “Pórtico passport” because it will be stamped and when it gets complete the user will obtain a fidelization experience to be choosen between several options.