The last rays of sunlight illuminate the exit of Saint James Apostle from the headquarters of the Military Command, by the sea wall, leaving one of the most picturesque views one can enjoy these days. It is Holy Tuesday and the apostle awaits his turn under the imposing figure of a century old Ficus tree, an exceptional witness to his timely departure, on his way to join Saint John and Saint Peter at the already crowded San Sebastián Square. Before arriving, the group will have to navigate the complicated curve leading from Cañon street to Aire street, which narrows down at this point, and where large numbers gather in attendance.
After joining his Apostolic brothers he features in another one of the most special moments of the parade, his passage through Main street, while his bearers unanimously yell “Whose is Main Street? Santiago’s!”. The float never rests on the ground and the crowd gives a thunderous applause for the generous effort.