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Bringing the bible to life medieval style

Every year in towns across Europe – scenes from the bible are re-enacted with colourful processions. In the Portuguese town of Viana do Castelo – August is when the passion of Christ is acted out. But the centre of attention…

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Gigantes on procession in Viana do Castelo

Since I was a child, I’ve been captivated by gigantes and cabecudos – as they are called in Portugal. I realise there are variations on those spellings in Spanish and Catalan. In religious processions, they appear and the effect is…

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