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) 2019 Tours
|Tour to Santuario del Desierto and San Jose Dam
Departure 10am from hotels.
|TAMASOPO AND PUENTE DE DIOS WATERFALLS
Departure 7:30am from hotels.
Operates on April 16, 22, 27.
Cost Adult $ 1,500 $ 1,000.
Includes transportation, entrance, lifejacket, insurance & guide.
Duration 12 hours.
|REBOZO (SHAWL) OF SANTA MARIA DEL RIO
Departure 9-9:30am from hotels.
Operates April 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22,23.
Cost: $ 700 adult, $ 500 child.
Includes transportation, entrance fees and guide.
Duration 4 hours.
Departure 9-9:30am from hotels
Operates April 13.
Cost: $ 700 adult, $ 500 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 April 20th with a minimum of 6 people.
Cost: $ 200 adult, $ 100 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 2019 at, 19:00
PLAZA DE ARMAS, in front of Palacio Municipal 19:00 or Jardin de San Juan de Dios.
TEL. (444) 812 5719 (MUNICIPAL TOURISM OFFICE)