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Corpus Christi 2024

© Manel R. Granell
© Manel R. Granell
© Alberich Fotògrafs
2 June

A magnificent chance to live out this tradition in Tarragona

The coca de cireres (flatbread with cherries) and the ou com balla (dancing egg) are the most rooted traditions in the celebration of this religious festivity where one can also enjoy some traditional elements of the entourage such as the towering giants and the Magí de les Timbales (a drummer on horse who announces the festival).

Ou com balla (dancing egg)

  • Place: fountain in the cloister of the Cathedral (access by Claustre street)
  • Opening hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. / 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Religious service in the Cathedral

Solemn Mass presided by Archbishop Joan Planellas, at 6 p.m., followed by a procession through the streets of the Part Alta (historic center of Tarragona).

Corpus Christi Procession

  • 6 p.m. Pla de la Seu. The traditional elements of the Corpus Christi Entourage -the Magí de les Timbales (a drummer on horse who announces the festival), the Gegantons Negritos, Moros Giants and Vells Giants or Del Cós del Bou Giants- will arrive at the Pla de la Seu and everyo  ne will be able to see them until the beginning of the Corpus Christi Procession.
  • 6:30 p.m. From the Pla de la Seu. Corpus Christi Procession. The elements will be accompanied musically by grallers.
    • Itinerary: Pla de la Seu, Les Coques, Sant Pau, Pla de Palau, Mare de Déu del Claustre, Escrivanies Velles and Pla de la Seu.
  • At the end of the route, the festive elements will return towards the Plaça de la Font, where the Gegantons Negritos, Moros Giants and Vells Giants will dance.
    • Itinerary: Pla de la Seu, Pare Iglésias, Merceria, Plaça de les Cols, Major, Baixada Misericòrdia and Plaça de la Font.