Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday)
Palm Sunday initiates the Easter week with 2 traditional processions in Madrid. The icon of “Cristo de la Fé y del Perdón“, an 18th century statue by Luis Salvador Carmona, and the religious statue of “Santa María Inmaculada Madre de la Iglesia“, leave the Basílica Pontificia de San Miguel church located at San Justo, 4 in the evening and parade through the surrounding streets. Some locals will purchase palm branches and laurel or bay leaves as a remembrance of Christ‘s triumphant entrance in to the city of Jerusalem.
This is wonderful time for a weekend break or Easter holiday in Spain, the temperatures being moderate to warm, and with the interesting activities described below to occupy your time.