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Holy burial-La Dolorosa

Pilgrim's Way to Santiago
Fiestas, traditions and events of interest / Easter ceremony, Religious festivity

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On Good Friday Pamplona is the scene of the 'Procesión del Santo Entierro', the most representative Easter ceremony in the city. Twelve pasos (floats) parade before the silent and serene faces of the spectators.

Of all the images, 'La Dolorosa' (the suffering Virgin Mary) is the most admired. Crafted with great realism, The 'Virgen de La Soledad' cries out to Heaven for her Son with her eyes full of tears and her forehead ploughed by wrinkles. Made in 1883 by Rosendo Nobas y Balbé, it is carried through the streets of the city (weather permitting) every Easter dressed in a black velvet clock with gold embroidery.

The route
At 19:30 the procession, lit by the light from candles, passes through the old quarter of the city with La Dolorosa through the streets of Dormitalería, Bajada de Javier, Compañía, Curia, Navarrería, Mercaderes, Plaza Consistorial, San Saturnino, Mayor, Taconera, San Antón and Zapatería. For a few hours the float is kept in the church of San Agustín.

Return of 'La Soledad'
Around midnight, the Virgin moved from the church of San Agustín to that of San Lorenzo along the streets of Calderería, Mercaderes, Plaza Consistorial, San Saturnino and Mayor.

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