Declared of International Tourist Interest
The terms "unusual", "different" and even "exceptional" have been used to refer to Holy Week in Lorca, Cartagena and Murcia. In Jumilla, the concept of Passion is different to these cities.
Without abandoning its Levantine roots, this locality looks towards the Castilian Plateau, where sobriety is the defining characteristic. But its sobriety, or even bareness and severity, are not synonymous with a lack of spectacle. And Jumilla exudes a certain kind of measured spectacle, intensity and total commitment. Its processions and people conserve the medieval spirit with which they were born, none other than the didactic part that all this martyrologic exhibition entails. It was necessary to explain why, when and how Christ died, and what Christ¿s death was like, as well as Biblical passages. Prior to the 15th century, there was nobody better than the Franciscan Order, based in Jumilla with a missionary vocation, to make the processions more, much more, than simply bringing some images out of the churches. .
Something meaningful takes place nearly every day of Holy Week, as well as the processions, from the public representation of the arrest of Jesus to the transfer of thrones and images from the churches to the point at which they enter the processional march, from the proclamations, which are now a tradition, to the pilgrimage from the Hermitage of San Agustín or the Monastery of Santa Ana. In Jumilla, both the daytime and night-time routes of the brotherhoods will make those visiting the city feel involved in an atmosphere that will seem new and surprising.
> Jumilla's Holy Week website