• The prodigal son of Easter Week in Vegueta

      13 de Abril de 2017

    Easter Week in Vegueta and other places around Gran Canaria reveals the island’s huge cultural treasures and wonderful heritage.

    Everything has its origins. The artist who carved out the majority of the religious figures worshipped during Easter in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria came to the city as a young boy around the middle of the 18th century to study drawing. José Luján Pérez was born in Santa María de Guía at the heart of a family of farmworkers. From a very early age his hands were able to draw and sculpture with amazing skill.

    From these prodigious hands multiple religious sculptures came into being, creating one of the finest artistic legacies on the island. At this time of the year, the streets around the historic neighbourhood of Vegueta are transformed into an open air museum thanks to the carrousel of processions and events organized for Holy Week, right on the site of the pebbled streets on which the city was founded over five centuries ago.

    Fuente: Gran Canaria

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