Visiting Cómpeta is always a pleasure for all the senses but if you do it 60 days after the celebration of Holy Week, you will also have the opportunity to live the Corpus Christi with the villagers. Interested?
What we celebrate in Corpus Christi
The eighth Sunday after Easter is celebrated throughout Spain Corpus Christi, the Catholic religious holiday that wants to enhance the faith in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharist) and for this, his worship is made public. The origin of this festival dates from the thirteenth century in Belgium, but it has spread to all countries with Catholic heritage such as Spain to this day.
So how do we celebrate it in Cómpeta? As in most Andalusian towns that celebrate the Corpus, the festive events are centered on the procession. It is undoubtedly a unique opportunity to be part of a very special cultural and religious experience.
The streets are adorned with flowers and the processions follow each other, while people attend the Mass of Corpus Christi or admire the allegorical altars that are created for this celebration.
The epicenter of religious celebrations in Cómpeta
The Church of Our “Lady of the Assumption” is the epicenter of our religious celebrations. Erected in the sixteenth century, the religious building is located in the plaza of Pantaleón Romero. Although the building you see today is a restoration of the original raised after its destruction in an earthquake.
It is the most important building in the town and is located in the Plaza de Pantaleón Romero. A very special place, full of life and places to rest and taste the cuisine of the place. But let’s go back to the topic at hand. The interior of the church is divided into three naves by octagonal pillars. Noteworthy is the mural that represents the Assumption, completed in 1972, the work of the comareño painter Francisco Hernández. The exterior was reformed after the earthquake of 1884. The works began in 1893, with the double access crowned by belfry. The neo-Mudejar tower of 1935 stands out in brick, finished in a dome of tiles over the body of bells, erected as a shrine of arcades and columns. It is undoubtedly an emblematic building of Cómpeta, which defines and characterizes the silhouette of our town.