The most remarkable cultural activities are: the Flower Offering, the Procession and bonfire in Santa Barbara’s neighbourhood and the most important one: the great Float Parade (Cabalgata de Carrozas) which is carried out on the Saturday afternoon closest to 15th May, which is San Isidro saint’s day. You can also visit a peña of San Isidro (the organized groups that participate in the festival).
This festivity is highlighted by the great amount of activities which are organised during Lent, our most peculiar religious processions such as Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, the procession of the “Farolicos” (Little Street Lights) and The Funeral of Christ (Acto del Entierro) and our tangible heritage such as the Holy Week Museum. The oldest and most well-known image is the “Virgin of the Anguishes” (Virgen de las Angustias) by the sculptor Francisco Salzillo (1763) declared a Property of Cultural Interest, which can be found in the Basilica of la Purísima.
The typical “judas” (guys) are the traditional rag dolls which are hung over the streets of the neighbourhood (Carnicería, La Rosa, Quevedo and the adjacent streets) with satirical notices referring to current events (the political and social situation). The rag dolls are made by the people in the neighbourhood and other members of the association.