Holy Week of Avila
The Holy Week of Avila was declared a National Tourist Interest in 2005. It is characterized by its sobriety and the solemnity of the processions and is considered one of the most beautiful in the communities of Castilla y Leon.
Twelve brotherhoods are responsible for 15 processions during the Holy Week of Avila. Two prominent events of Holy Week are the Via Crucis at dawn on Friday and the Sermon on the Seven Words held in the Plaza del Mercado Chico.
During this time it is traditional for the inhabitants of Avila to play both the 'game of sheep' (pool) and the 'baccarat' in the casino of the city.
The Pilgrimage of Pradillo, in the chapel of the Risen One, is another tradition is still observed in Avila. It occurs after the Easter Sunday procession and attendees bring 'hornazo', a type of bread also known as Rosca de huevo, and sangria and participate in public auctions.