Near Death Festival/Ribarteme 2016

photo by News Spain

What's Near Death Festival/Ribarteme?

The Near Death Festival, or as known in Spain, Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme, features a procession with funeral dressed family members who carry a coffin with those who say had a near-death experience in the past year. This event annually occurs on July 29, in the small town of Galicia, also known by Las Nieves, which was said to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. During this event the family members carry the coffins to the church and visitors have the chance to try some of the local specialties from many street vendors.
Near Death Festival/Ribarteme
photo by News Spain

Location / Venue of Near Death Festival/Ribarteme

Location / Venue

-, Pontevedra

Access From City to Location


Access From Capital to City

6 hours Bus from Madrid to Pontevedra

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