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Lucena Pilgrimage

In Lucena spring without the Virgin of Araceli´s is unthinkable. She marks the beginning with her arrival. On the next to last Sunday in April, the pilgrimage is held to bring down the image from its sanctuary to the city carried on the backs of its caretakers and followed by a devout multitude, passing through a rugged landscape. At seven in the evening the image is received in Puerta de la Mina and is transferred to the main parish church of San Mateo.

The Friday before the first Sunday in May is celebrated with proclamations and the Saturday before the first Sunday in May with floral offerings. This is one of the most beautiful ceremonies and one that demonstrates the fervour of Lucena and its faith in her Virgin. The next day the image starts on the procession at six in the evening through the main streets of the town. The first Sunday in June the Virgin´s return pilgrimage to the Aras Sanctuary begins, followed by horsemen and beautifully decorated floats.

Cordoba province

Adamuz
Aguilar de la Frontera
Baena
Benameji
Bujalance
Cabra
Cardeña
Dos Torres
El Carpio
Fuente Carreteros
Fuente Obejuna
Fuente Palmera
Iznajar
La Rambla
Lucena
Lucena Festivals
Lucena Pilgrimage

Luque
Montemayor
Montilla
Montoro
Moriles
Obejo
Palma del Río
Pedro Abad
Pozoblanco
Priego de Cordoba
Puente Genil
Rute
Zuheros

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