• Cartagena: Easter in the Mar Menor

    Semana Santa Cartagena

    The Region of Murcia has a multitude of qualities that make it the perfect place to spend a fantastic holiday at any time of year. However, the Manga del Mar Menor, regardless of their delicious range of sun and sand, surprises visitors with a one of the most important celebrations of the Holy Week in Spain.

    Holy Week in Cartagena is declared of International Tourist Interest and our Be Live Mangalan Hotel & Spa can be the ideal place to install our headquarters while we contemplate the imposing steps and valuable carvings of the Cartagena Passion Week.

    From Cartagena Easter erudite emphasize the elegance of the thrones passing, seeking harmony at the parade mode and in the game of floral and bright luminosity polychrome.

    There are four fraternities that make up Cartagena Passion, the oldest is the one of ‘marrajos’, dated in the mid-fifteenth century, but 1641 is taken as the official year to establish the origin of the Royal and Illustrious Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno.

    The Pontifical, Royal and Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus in the painful step of detachment and Hope of Salvation of Souls is popularly known as the ‘californios and its monumental wealth is unquestionable, while most of his work is due to Francisco Salzillo, one of the greatest sculptors of the history of art.

    Cartagena Easter also has two more confraternities: Relief and Risen. Among the four of them, they make up one of the more interesting manifestations of popular enthusiasm in the area of La Manga.

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    Mar Santiago
    Mar Santiago
    She is a journalist and traveler, specialized in other cultures and countries in conflict. Mar has worked for major media networks as RNE, Diario16 Malaga and EFE.

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