Of penitential character, the Silent Procession takes place on Good Friday, starting at Plaza del Carmen as it was the Carmelite monks who since 1954 established this devotion in the state capital of San Luis Potosí, and around the Cathedral, following the processional trace of monastic convents in the 17th century, located in the Historic Center.
The procession comprises 28 fraternities that carry images depicting the various Stations of the Cross, and participants dress in frocks alluding the colors of their parish. Some groups of ladies wear black veil and comb fashioned Andalusian, other ladies wear traditional rebozo (shawl) from Santa Maria del Río. It takes approximately 4 hours, as the column stops to listen to sorrowful chants and the brothers to rest from their heavy load.
Along the route, chairs are placed for visitors as well as local stalls, to observe the passage of the procession and participate in the mysticism that unites the people of San Luis Potosi.
Holy Week (Easter) 2015 Tours
|Tour to the Santuario del Desierto and San Jose Dam Departure 9:30 from hotels.
Operates only Sundays, March 20 & 27
Cost $ 350 adult, $ 250 child.
Includes transportation and guide.
Duration 3 hrs.
|REBOZO (SHAWL) OF SANTA MARIA DLE RIO AND MEXICAN HACIENDA
Departure 9-9:30am from hotels.
Operates March 21, 25, 28, 30, 31.
Cost: $ 600 adult, $ 350 child.
Includes transportation, entrance fees and guide.
Duration 4 hours.
Departure 9-9:30am from hotels
Operates March 23, 29.
Cost: $ 600 adult, $ 350 child. Includes transportation, entrance fees and guide.
|PEDESTRIAN TOUR IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER
Departure: 11:00 hrs. from Hotel Napoles, next to the Plaza del Carmen.
Operates from Thursday to Saturday with a minimum of 6 people.
Cost: $ 100 adult, $ 50 child.
Duration 2:00 hours.
ASK FOR OTHER PACKAGES THAT INCLUDE MORE TRAVEL OPTIONS, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
CHILD: under 10 years, presenting credentials.
All tours guided by certified SECTUR guides.
Excursions include liability insurance.
All Fridays 2016
PLAZA DE ARMAS, in front of Palacio Municipal 19:00
TEL. (444) 812 5719 (MUNICIPAL TOURISM OFFICE)