Easter in Trujillo, Spain
Spain is well-known for its annual festivals; and Semana Santa or Holy Week in Trujillo has built a reputation as being one of the best the country has to offer. The celebrations last all week and lead up to Easter Sunday.
Semana Santa is a bustling and colourful time in Trujillo, a highlight for anyone keen to experience Spanish and local tradition. Take part on the popular ‘Chiviri’ festival which dates back to the 19th century and stay in one of our luxury, authentic Trujillo Villas up on the hillside by the castle, or directly in the main square.
Visit us from Wednesday 01st April 2015 to Monday 06th April 2015 for the unique chance to celebrate Easter as it has been done in Spain for hundreds of years. It is the perfect chance to immerse yourself and enjoy a tradition that delights thousands every year, all whilst on a luxurious holiday in one of our immaculate Trujillo villas.
Good Friday Processions
Thousands gather in the Main Square on Good Friday to accompany the ornate floats representing each of the local parishes. The floats are carried from their respective churches to the cathedral and back again. On the floats, expect to see carefully created depictions of Jesus Christ and his mourning mother, the Virgin Mary.
Accompanying the procession of floats, traditional music plays and creates an enviable ambiance. Women wear the “Mantilla” an ornate headdress and black dresses, each carrying a single candle in a beautiful ceremony that symbolises mourning the death of Jesus. From the clothing worn, to the music and traditional dances, Easter is a festivity not to miss. The processions are really a glorious sight to see, with some of the floats being extremely old and delicate.
This popular festival starts at dawn on Easter Saturday and continues right until the celebration of Jesus’s Resurrection on Sunday. The Plaza Mayor or main square becomes the focal point of the celebration as thousands gather with local people dressed in brightly coloured folkloric traditional costumes. Everyone in attendance dances a traditional jig known as the “Chiviri” accompanied by a live band. During the Festival, a wide selection of local food and drink are available.
Easter Monday is a holiday in the city and local people go to eat in the picturesque and natural countryside. Enjoy singing, dancing, frivolity and fun for all the family as you celebrate Easter Week. The festival is definitely a highlight of Trujillo annual events.
Our villas offer the best in luxury accommodation suitable for all budgets. Whether you want to be right in the middle of all the excitement in Trujillo, or you would rather enjoy the serenity and wildlife that Extremadura has to offer, our villa locations offer easy access to both without compromising on quality.The perfect base to balance the benefits of being in town with the beauty of the countryside.
Villa Moritos, Villa Martires, Garden Cottage and the Artists Studio are located only 5 minutes walk from the main square, among the beautiful monuments in the medieval part of town. Villa Piedras Albas is right on the main square, offering an unrivalled view of the festivities and the best location in town to take part in the Easter celebrations.
Make Trujillo, Spain your go-to holiday destination and make this Easter one you cannot wait to repeat in the coming years. Experience the unique culture and friendly people, taste the fantastic food and maybe even take a siesta or two while you’re with us. We strive to be your home away from home when you stay in Trujillo Villas Espana and when you have finished enjoying the day’s festivities you can unwind from all the excitement in the comfort and privacy of your luxurious villa.