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22 Apr

Holy week in Málaga

Holy Week in Spain, especially in Andalusia, is celebrated in a very different way than in other countries. In Malaga the celebration of the Holy Week is one of the most important events in the city.

Holy Week in Malaga was declared Fiesta of International Tourist Interest of Spain on February 16, 1980 and each year attracts millions of visitors to the capital of the Costa del Sol. Apart from the religious character it is also a social and cultural event that is worth seeing.

During this time around the city there are many processions commemorating the passion of Jesus Christ. You can see the huge “thrones”, with realistic wooden sculptures that represent biblical figures, carried by hundreds of men on their shoulders. It is very typical that the “thrones” are accompanied by musical bands that contribute to create a spiritual environment.

To see the processions it is a good idea to choose a place along the official route that runs through the Alameda Principal, Calle Larios and Calle Granada, since all the brotherhoods have to pass there. We leave you a link to this year’s itinerary where you can check more information about the Holy Week in Malaga: http://www.semanasantamalaga.info/