Procession of Senhor dos Passos takes to the streets of Olhão on Sunday

The tradition of the Procession of Senhor dos Passos is once again fulfilled in Olhão next Sunday, February 28th. […]

Lord of the steps OlhãoThe tradition of the Procession of Senhor dos Passos is once again fulfilled in Olhão next Sunday, February 28th. The procession leaves from Praça da Restauração, right after the mass that will take place in the Igreja Matriz, at 15 pm, and returns to its original route, which includes a stop next to the Ria Formosa, for the ceremony of Bênção do Mar.

This ceremony is «one of the highlights of the procession» and takes place next to the signal mast located near the Mercados de Olhão.

The path between the Church and the Ria will be made through Carlos Mendonça, Miguel Bombarda, João de Deus and Teófilo Braga streets. Then, the procession passes by Avenida 5 de Outubro, Francisco Fernandes Lopes, Carlos da Maia, João Lúcio and Vasco da Gama streets.

The end of the religious ceremony takes place on Avenida da República, in ascending direction, until next to the Court building, then descending towards the Igreja Matriz, where it ends.

The central elements of this religious festival are the litters of Senhor dos Paços, who heads the procession, and Nossa Senhora da Soledade, patron saint of Olhão.

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