Dansa de la Mort

Parade in Costa Brava

On Holy Thursday in Verges, 25km northeast of Girona, the dead (well, people dressed as skeletons) roam the streets, performing the macabre Dansa de la Mort (Dance of Death) and reminding spectators of the brevity of existence. It's all part of a much bigger evening procession enacting Christ’s way to Calvary. Girona–Torroella de Montgrí buses pass through here (from Girona €4.10, 40 minutes, six to 12 daily).