- Join in the Holy Week celebrations in Valladolid

January 09, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that many religious occasions are a cause for celebration in Spain and Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is no different.

For those staying at hotels in Salamanca, a trip to nearby Valladolid could be on the cards if they want to take part in the festivities that occur at this time of year.

Every April, the city welcomes religious brotherhoods, known as Cofradias, from the region's different parishes and the event has been declared as one of international touristic interest.

Some of these brotherhoods date back to the 16th century and they follow a route from their churches to the Valladolid cathedral, re-enacting the events of Christ's Passion along the way.

Members of the procession carry litters, known as Pasos, which can weigh several tonnes and act as platforms for Jesus and the Virgin Mary. These have both a physical and symbolic meaning.

They also pass by some of the most important religious monuments and sites in the area, which could allow people to achieve a real sense of occasion and experience some historical landmarks.

Vallaolid's cathedral is officially named Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Assumption and was designed by Juan de Herrera, one of Spain's most famous architects.

To make the most of Holy Week in Valladolid, you should consider booking your hotels en Salamanca to avoid disappointment.