Corpus Christi in Granada 2022 - Celebrations, Processions and Major Attractions

poster of corpus christi granada in 2022
What is Corpus Christi in Granada? Corpus Christi is probably the most important fiesta in Granada.

two women in traditional clothes in corpus christi of granada 2022
Use this opportunity to experience Spanish culture, enjoy a genuine performance by renowned flamenco artists.

Flamenco Tablao Jardines de Zoraya: let yourself be seduced by flamenco and the exquisite gastronomy, enjoy music and dance while discovering the taste of Granada.

Flamenco Show at La Soleá: enjoy a unique atmosphere, experience and feel the tradition and passions of flamenco.



For a whole week there are all kind of celebrations and cultural events in the streets: free puppet shows, a bullfighting festival, traditional processions, theater, concerts, exhibitions, etc...

What Happens in Corpus Christi in Granada in 2022?

There are also some free flamenco and regional music performances in the center and the casetas (huge tents) at the fairground), which it is located in the north of the city, near the bus station. Flamenco outfits and decorations spread all over the city. The atmosphere is amazing!

girl tarasca near catedral, day of corpus

Corpus Christi Processions

Two major processions usually take place in Granada during Corpus Christi.

The first is the Tarasca (Tarasque), of pagan origin, which takes place on Wednesday morning and marks the beginning of a long school break. It's very popular with children.

big heads in prosessions of corpus In this procession, a figure of a woman on a dragon is accompanied by gigantes y cabezudos (giants and big-heads).

These caracthers are key participants of the celebrations, since they represent important people in the history of Granada, such as the Catholic Monarchs.

The cabezudos' main feature is their huge papier maché head. 

The other procession, takes place on Thursday, the Corpus Christi day, and is a solemn and religious event.

comedy and tradegy caroca in granada

Carocas and Quintillas

A week before Granada Fair kicks off, the carocas and quintillas (a traditional satirical competition) are displayed in Plaza Bib Rambla, near the Cathedral.

This tradition dates back to the seventeenth century, and in the nineteenth century they started to use this location for their public exhibition.

mari grows carocas corpus These Carocas are cartoons with satirical verses which humorously highlight major local and national events that took place during the year.

The authors are usually local artists, most of them amateurs who compete among hundreds of participants to be selected.

Every year only 20 carocas are published and they get a small cash prize of 90 euros. In 2022 from 260 carocas presented 20 were selected and will be displayed in Plaza Bib Rambla on May 11th.

procession tarasca with long suites with heads The celebrations last about one week. In 2022 Granada Fair would be held from 11 to 18 of June:

• 15 of June 2022 – The Tarasca parade

• 16 of June 2022 – Corpus Christi procession

Corpus Christi in Granada is usually held in June, but the date depends on Easter. You can find out by counting 60 days from Easter Monday.

That Thursday of Corpus Christi is a bank holiday in Granada (not in the province) and shops are not open. Friday is also a school holiday.

Tarasca Route on Wednesday

route plan of the tarasca and corpus of granada

To get to know everything the city has to offer, you can reserve a guided tour.

Free Walking Tour of Granada: tour this beautiful city, enjoy a unique experience and discover the rich history of Granada along the way.

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Fairground in Granada

wooden ship in the granada fairground Alhough Granada Fair is less famous than Seville's one, it offers a great deal of fun and entertainment and has got distinctive features.

The Corpus Christi fair in Granada begins on a Saturday at midnight, when, in an official ceremony, the major of the city witnesses the lighthning of the fairground.

Each year a resident of Granada is picked at random for this ceremony.

hourse carriage in feria The fairground area has three different parts: the casetas area, the swings and attractions area, and the sorrounding area, where you will find many stalls selling food, drinks, sweets, etc.

It's like a whole city that appears here only for a week. Every street at the fairground is decorated with thousands of typical lanterns, called farolillos, and it's a very busy and loud place.

entrance lights to the feria The main entrance to the fairground area is outstanding.

Thousands of bulbs are used to reproduce an emblematic monument of Granada, and the chosen monument is revealed just few weeks before the event.

This year the main entrance of the fairground will recreate the Gate of the Pomegranates, which is located in the Alhambra woods.

alhambra lions fountain in in front of stand In Granada fair Casetas are usually open to the public, unlike in Seville.

Some of them belong to groups of friends or associations, who pay a regular fee, but unless they are holding a private event they are happy to have some visitors.

There are also casetas belonging to political parties, public institutions, private companies and media.

flamenco dances during feria granada There is free entry in all of them and special events, such as children enterteinment, traditional food contests, etc...

What to do in the casetas?

The fiesta takes place in the casetas. There is a bar, where you can taste some typical Spanish food and wine, and there is a stage, where you could enjoy yourself watching a show or dancing sevillanas.

Usually, there are some bands playing traditional music at the institutional casetas.

How to Reach the Fairground

Six city buses routes (Feria 1-6) will take you to the Almanjáyar Fairground during Corpus Christi 2022.

The price of a trip is 2 euros. You can use normal city bus pass (Credibus) o pay to the driver.

map of bus routes to feria of granada
To get to know everything the city has to offer, you can reserve a guided tour.

Free Walking Tour of Granada: tour this beautiful city, enjoy a unique experience and discover the rich history of Granada along the way.

Granada Tourist Train: discover the historic neighbourhoods of Albaicín and Realejo in a fun and enjoyable way.


Also Bus route 33 connects the city with the fairground. And the underground has a stop just by the fairground too.

There is public parking with security between Casería de Aguirre and Joaquina Eguaras streets. It is not recommended to park outside the official parking sites.

Location of the Fairground in Granada

Granada's fairground is located at Almanjáyar, in the northern part of the city, near the Granada Bus Station.

map of the location of the Fairground in granada

Activities Corpus Christi Granada, Friday, 17 June 2022

To get to know everything the city has to offer, you can reserve a guided tour.

Free Walking Tour of Granada: tour this beautiful city, enjoy a unique experience and discover the rich history of Granada along the way.

Granada Tourist Train: discover the historic neighbourhoods of Albaicín and Realejo in a fun and enjoyable way.


Activities Corpus Christi Granada, Saturday, 18 June 2022

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Page Updated: Jun 17, 2022

 


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Opinions about Corpus Christi in Granada
Thank you Granada
What a city, so happy we came to enjoy all Granada city offers, fantastic tourist sites, walks food, wine and most of all the people of Granada, the festiville of corpus christie today was a plesure to see and enjoy, thank you Granada.
The highlight of our stay in Granada
Wonderful fiesta. Beautiful little ladies and glamorous ladies. The highlight of our stay in Granada so far (Margaretha).


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