Holy Week in Seville
Seville, Spain
14 Apr - 21 Apr
 
The week before Easter makes Seville stop. More than 50 brotherhoods from all districts walk through the streets in a procession carrying magnificent "pasos" to the Cathedral, beautifying the city in a spectacular religious and cultural manifestation.

The Sevillian tradition of the Holy Week dates back to the 14th century and is still today one of the most important festivals in the city, with celebrations ranging from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday. The different confraternities walk slowly in their magnificent medieval robes and hoods representing the Passion of Christ, and their "pasos" are richly adorned, as if they were competing, and carried by the "costaleros". There are other processions in honour of the "Virgen de la Macarena", the "Cristo de los Gitanos" and the "Virgen de la Candelária", and magnificent banners and thousands of candles transform the streets of the city into lively and exciting parades.

On Maundy Thursday and Good Friday women dress in mourning with black dresses and mantillas, but don't be misled, the atmosphere is truly festive. The shops are closed, families go to the streets with their best clothes, there is special food for every occasion and thousands of people from all over the world go to Seville to attend this sumptuous custom. Take advantage of the procession to get to know magnificent places such as the Cathedral and the Alcázar, the Torre de Oro and the Casa de Pilatos, with all the pomp and circumstance!


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