Adeje Passion Play was performed to a crowd of over 23,000 and shown live on television

Adeje Passion 2011

Update 22 April 11pm: Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga reflected the pride of everyone in the town’s latest Passion play, saying that the cultural offer had been elevated to a new level. The Passion was transmitted on television’s Antena 3 Canarias channel, and this year had more than 23,000 spectators.  There is more information on the day from TinerGuía HERE and a fastastic range of photos including the one above on TinerGuia’s Facebook page HERE.

Update 22 April: Today is the day that some 300 actors will be re-enacting the passion of Christ in Adeje’s main streets. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some pictures later. If you’re going, enjoy the spectacle … and if you haven’t already left at what is now 11am, you’d better get a move on because it starts at midday!

Update 13 April: Adeje’s Easter programme for 15-24 April can be seen HERE in English


Original post 3 April: Adeje will be celebrating 2011’s Semana Santa between 15 and 24 April. The above video gives a taste of 2010’s incredible annual re-enactment of the Passion: it is something truly not to be missed. The Ayuntamiento has published the full week’s timetable HERE, but the re-enactment of the Passion takes place on Friday, with the main parade at noon on 22 April through the town. Events start much earlier, however, at the Cemetary at 6.30am and last throughout the day. The town will be packed, and parking will be virtually impossible too, so the best advice is to get there early, and to get there without a car.


  1. Hi.

    Wondered if there is a DVD of the event. My family have visited
    twice over the last five years and we would love to try to
    show the DVD to friends, or indeed have the Passion Play
    enacted in our high street!

    With thanks for your kind attention,

    Marie Laken

  2. Author

    In previous years they have made DVDs for the public to buy, so I would think this year will be the same. They have been available from the Ayuntamiento, so it would be best if you sent them an email – to

    There is also usually a video from Canarian television on youtube … HERE is this year’s.

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