The Virgen de los Desamparados, is one of the patron saint of the city Valencia. Every year on the second Sunday of May there is a celebration in her honor. The celebration takes place this year next Sunday the 8th of May.
You can find the Virgen de los Desamparados inside the Basilica of the Virgin, which is located next to the Plaza de la Virgen and next to the cathedral.
The Virgin has also got a nickname, “La Geperudeta” The people gave her this name due to her slightly bent position of her head and neck.
On Saturday the 7th evening
At 19:00 there will be a concert of the Valencian municipality band at the Plaza de la Virgen. Furthermore there will be a fireworks spectacle in the Turia park and afterwards you can enjoy the “Dansa a la Mare de Deu”, typical Valencian dances.
On Sunday the 8th
At 5am a service will be held in the open air(misa descoberta)inside the Basilica.
At 8am the service for the children takes place.
At 10.30am the removal of the “Virgen de los Desamparados” will start, she will be removed from the Basilica to the cathedral.
At 14:00 mascleta at Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
At 19:00 procession will take place in which the Virgen de los Desamparados will be carried through the streets in the old city centre.
Enjoy the Celebration in Honor Virgen Desamparados