See all the activities of the biggest week in Toledo. The Semana Grande of Corpus Christi in Toledo, Fiestas of International Tourist Interest, is coming soon. On June 15, 2017 , Thursday, the traditional procession of the ” Corpus Christi ” takes place. An exceptional occasion to visit the most ” decorated” Toledo and to enjoy the numerous festive activities prepared by the Town Hall. We update with the complete program.
Do you want to know the Corpus Christi 2018 program? Click here
Poster Corpus Christi Toledo 2017
Corpus Christi 2017 program poster.Author: Rubén Lucas García
The Path of Faith (Corpus Christi) Story from fmcreativa films on Vimeo.
The Custody of Henry of Arfe, during the Corpus Christi procession in Toledo. Photo: Chema Pinto
Great Week CORPUS CHRISTI Toledo 2017
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
THURSDAY, JUNE 15
08:00 h.: Royal Bomb Fire.
09:00 h.: Parade of Gigantones and the famous ” Tarasca” , accompanied by the Young Band ” Diego Ortiz” . Departure: Plaza del Ayuntamiento Itinerary: El de la Carrera Procesional
Informatión from Toledospain.click
10:00 h.: SANTA MISA IN THE SOLEMNITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI IN HISPANO-MOZÁRABE RITO, presided over by His Excellency and Reverend Monsignor D. BRAULIO RODRÍGUEZ PLAZA, Archbishop of Toledo, Primate of Spain, Superior in charge of the Hispano-Mozarabic Rite.
11:00 h.: SOLEMNE PROCESSION of the Most Holy Corpus Christi in the Custody of Arfe.
Departure: S.I. Catedral Primada, Puerta Llana.
Corpus processional route in Toledo (Source: Toledo City Council)
Do you want to do a very special route in Toledo? Click here.
CONCERTS Corpus Christi 2017:
– June 10th: Festival Máxima Corpus . Place: Peraleda, 23 hours. (Free)
– June 14th: 40 Pop Corpus with David Otero and Bombai. Place: Paseo de la Vega, 22:30 hours. (Free)
– June 16th: Dial Corpus with Revolver, Conchita and Dmei. Place: Paseo de la Vega, 22:30 hours. (Free)
– June 17th: Amaral. Place: Plaza de Toros, 22h. (7 euros on the web or 5 € in Plaza de Toros)
More information about the concerts in this link with the Town Hall.
Toledo ” gets long” to receive the Corpus Christi feast. A full programme of events has been organised to complete the procession that this year parades through the streets, under awnings and with the aroma of thyme and incense. Next June 15 , the city will once again celebrate Corpus Christi, its largest festival, only on Thursdays, as was the tradition. Several years ago the ” additional” Sunday procession was eliminated.
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Assembly of the Corpus awnings in Toledo 2017. Photo: Alberto López Miguel
Assembly of Corpus awnings in Toledo on May 21, 2014
Assembly of Corpus awnings in Toledo in 2015
Placement of the Corpus awnings at the beginning of the 20th century (Photograph Rodríguez). Rodriguez background. Provincial Historical Archive. Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha. Source: Blog Toledo Forgotten
As every year, several festive activities will be programmed for these dates:
- Music concerts.
- Religious activities.
- Activities in the processional route and old town.
If you want to visit a Toledo perfumed, festive, decorated, with thousands of people crowding its streets, restaurants and hotels, visit the city these days.
Patio of Toledo.
A very pleasant activity these days is to access the numerous patios in Toledo which, on the occasion of this festivity and the organised competition, are decorated to receive visitors to the city. During the days of Corpus Christi, different activities can be carried out in these cozy corners scattered throughout the centre of Toledo.
Information about activities, plans, schedules and dates is in this other article: Patios de Toledo in Corpus Christi 2017
Click here to access information about guided tours of the Corpus patios in Visitas Guiadas Toledo.
VISIT HOURS 2017, MONDAY 12 TO SUNDAY 17 JUNE:
General opening hours for visits to courtyards:
- Monday to Friday, from 18:00 to 22:00 h.
- Saturday, 12:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 22:00
Guided tours of the Corpus patios
If you would like to take a guided tour of some of the courtyards along the processional route, click here: Routes through the courtyards of Corpus Christi in Toledo.
Tradition has it that once installed ” Corpus awnings have to get wet” . That is why it is very common for a storm to leave the awnings that are installed to cover the processional route well wet (and with large bags of water):
What happens when Corpus awnings get wet? (Photo 17/05/13)
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