Calahorra marks the death of Jesus Christ in a unique way, with the recreation of the Roman era in its streets.
The Mercaforum, a magnificent Roman market that recreates the spirit of the city more than 2000 years ago, kicks off Easter Week. These days, tourists can take in gladiator fights, bird of prey displays, gladiator parades through the streets, workshops where coins are struck, and several dramatised re-enactments performed by 500 actors.
The Passion Re-enactment on Maundy Thursday and the Great Procession of the Santo Entierro on Good Friday are the other two significant events of the week. The first has outstanding stage design and various live tableaux depicting Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
The second is a procession of 16 floats carrying religious monuments that 2000 people are following through the streets.