Easter in Tenerife

Posted on: 17/03/2016

Death and Passion of Jesus Christ in Adeje

In the town of Adeje, which we'll reiterate is only a short bus (473 will take you to Adeje from Los Cristianos or Playa de Las Américas) or taxi ride from the resorts of the south, in the main street, Calle Grande (see map), starting from 12 noon on Good Friday, you can watch a magnificent reenactment of the Death and Passion of Jesus Christ. This has become immensely popular with locals and tourists alike, people have been asking about it, so get there early to bag a good viewing spot.

This Vía Crucis (Way of the Cross), to give it it's Latin name, is a piece of really high quality street theatre recreating the last days of the life of Christ; his entry into Jerusalem on a donkey, the Last Supper, through to the Crucifixion and events between, involving a cast of around 300, all in magnificent costume, representing the Biblical events often with squeamishness-inducing realism, while Adeje's public buildings also get parts as extras for the day.