Thousands of citizens they have applauded and have given tribute to the actress Concha Velasco in her last goodbye, inside and outside the Valladolid cathedral, hometown of the artist who died this Saturday at the age of 84, who will be buried in the Pantheon of Illustrious Personages from the city’s El Carmen cemetery.
It was at 12:09 p.m. when the hearse with the mortal remains of Concha Velasco arrived at the cathedral between applause of those who have come to say goodbye to her and who have not been able to access the temple, some of them waiting in the central University Square from the early hours of the morning.
Shortly before heading towards the cathedral, the mayor of Valladolid, Jesus Julio Carnero, has made a floral offering in honor of the artist, as the funeral procession, as a farewell to the Gran Teatro Calderón de la Barca, where the actress performed so many times. “The heart of Valladolid cries,” she told the media. The few silences that have occurred during the tribute have been broken with applause from the spectators and shouts of ‘Long live Concha Velasco!’ After the exciting event, the procession headed to the cathedral where hundreds of attendees gathered to say their last goodbye to the actress from Valladolid.
There, the president of Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañuecothe Minister of Transport and former mayor of Valladolid, Oscar Puente, and the Minister of Equality, Ana Redondo, along with other authorities, have been present during the mass. Mañueco highlighted the artist shortly before attending her funeral that she “broke all barriers at a time when women had it.” very difficult” and that in his city “he was able to unite some and others.” “A woman stronga woman bravea woman who also connected through her profession, through her roles as an actress, her roles as Santa Teresa de Jesús or Juana la Loca or the girl Yeye, knew how to connect with citizens, with citizens of different generations.” , added the Minister of Equality.
Funeral in the cathedral
Inside the temple that the architect began to build Juan de Herrera In the 16th century, the archbishop of Valladolid, Luis Argüello, has been in charge of officiating the funeral before those attending the funeral in the seo, which has capacity for 450 people on benches and about two hundred standing only on one side, since another part of the building is occupied by an exhibition. In the Plaza de la Universidad they have been placed two screens of large dimensions so that the people who have come to the place can follow the funeral mass.
After the ceremony, ‘La chica yeyé’ was performed to say goodbye to Concha Velasco, in a violin version and after that, the coffin was raised to the applause of the cathedral. The funeral continued with the burial of Concha Velasco in the Pantheon of Illustrious Persons in the city’s El Carmen cemetery, where she will rest alongside the writers Miguel Delibes, José Zorrilla and Rosa Chacel, among other representative names of Valladolid.
Previously, in the morning, the director of the International Film Week, José Luis Cienfuegos, had stated that they could consider granting a Spike with the name of the actress and that they are working on different plans to commemorate her figure. This is how he expressed it in statements to the media at the Calderón Theater. Along the same lines, the Minister of Culture, Ernest Urtasun, announced on Saturday that the world of cinema will pay tribute to Concha Velasco at the next gala of the Goya Awardswhich will be held in February in Valladolid, the artist’s city.