Bogotá Easter Week or Semana Santa

Easter procession Semana Santa BogotaWhile most rich Bogotanos have gone out of town to escape the April rain, some poorer neighboorhoods come alive for Easter Week or Semana Santa.

Most churches in Bogota organise events and processions but for something out of the ordinary, try the activities in Barrio Egipto, just above La Candelaria. Usually a tough place, security is reinforced during the various events organised, and it offers a unique glance at the life of the people in this working class neighboorhood.

Program Easter Week Barrio EgiptoJesus Graffiti, Barrio EgptoThe best day to be there is Good Friday and there are 2 events you want to attend.

The Santo Via Crucis (Jesus' crucifixion, performed in 14 stations) start at 9 in the morning and will take you through the narrow streets of Barrio Egipto.

The Santa Sepulcro procession is a night event with various effigy bearers going through La Candelaria. It starts at 6.30pm.

Church Nuestra Senora de Egipto

Both events start in front of Nuestra Senora de Egipto, the very large church above Av Circumvalar (a 10 min walk from La Candelaria).

=> Don't arrive late, the processions start on time

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=> Visit our Pictures Gallery of Barrio Egipto Below. Click to zoom and use the arrow keys for a slide show!
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