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Holy Week in Cartagena

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Flagellation of Christ. Holy Week in Cartagena Good Friday is the starting point for Holy Week in Cartagena; for nine days, until Easter Sunday, there are parades by the city's four fraternities: Marrajos, Californios, Resucitado and Socorro. The first two are the oldest and most important, dating from the 16th century, whereas as the first parade documented goes back to 1663.
 
Declared a Festivity of International Tourist Interest, Holy Week in Cartagena has great artistic value, with pieces by Francisco Salzillo, Mariano Benlliure and José Capuz , as well as lovely banners and cloaks from the 18th and 19th century.
 
Cartagena is home to the first Holy Week parade, known for its solid drum sounds, light, flowers and music.
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Flagellation of Christ. Holy Week in Cartagena
Embroidery of the Piedad fraternity. Holy Week in Cartagena
Embroidery of the Ósculo fraternity. Holy Week in Cartagena
Ecce-Homo. Holy Week in Cartagena
Emblem of Coronación de Espinas. Holy Week in Cartagena
Emblem of Prendimiento. Holy Week in Cartagena
Emblem of Virgen del Primer Dolor. Holy Week in Cartagena
Emblem of Jesús Nazareno. Holy Week in Cartagena
Emblem of San Pedro Apóstol
Emblem of Santiago Apóstol. Holy Week in Cartagena
Emblem of San Juán. Holy Week in Cartagena
Images of Oración en el Huerto. Holy Week in Cartagena
Jesus of Nazareth. Holy Week in Cartagena
Float of San Pedro. Holy Week in Cartagena
Float of Virgen del Primer Dolor. Holy Week in Cartagena
Float of Cristo de los Mineros. Holy Week in Cartagena
Float of Flagelación. Holy Week in Cartagena
Float of Ósculo. Californios. Holy Week in Cartagena
Float of San Juan Evangelista. Holy Week in Cartagena
Float of San Pedro Apóstol. Holy Week in Cartagena
Float of Santiago Apóstol. Holy Week in Cartagena
Float of Cristo de Medinaceli. Holy Week in Cartagena
Our Lady of Beautiful Love. Holy Week in Cartagena
Our Lady of Mercy. Holy Week in Cartagena

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