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Holy Week in Extremadura

Passion Week in Extremadura holds as many attractions for visitors as it does national and international acknowledgements.

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Pure passion

Passion Week in Extremadura holds as many attractions for visitors as it does national and international acknowledgements.

If there is one festival that arouses passions and is lived out with intensity in Extremadura, it would have to be Holy Week. Proof of this is the Cáceres Holy Week, which has earned the title of International Festival of Tourist Interest due to its sobriety and tradition; Mérida's Holy Week, when an impressive Way of the Cross is staged in the city's Roman Amphitheatre, one of the many reasons why it is recognised as a National Festival of Tourist Interest; and the Holy Week of Badajoz, a city with beautiful images in its churches.

The towns of Plasencia, Trujillo and Jerez de los Caballeros can also boast some of the most important specimens of religious imagery in Extremadura. All this is accompanied by popular fervour, tradition and the beautiful old quarters and monumental districts the processions parade through, earning them recognition as Festivals of Tourist Interest in Extremadura.

The Living Passion of Oliva de la Frontera, Los Empalaos, in Valverde de la Vera; and the Chíviri, in Trujillo; La Carrerita, in Villanueva de la Serena; the Romería de Piedraescrita pilgramage, in Campanario; and the Día de la Luz, in Arroyo de la Luz; all have been declared Festivals of Tourist Interest in Extremadura, and round off the region's most outstanding Holy Week celebrations.

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