|A "Paso" showing |
the crucifixion of Jesus
With today’s entry we want to give you a little overview what the Semana Santa in Spain is about, what it means to the Spaniards and – the far most important fact – in which places you can enjoy Easter the best, once you are in Spain.
What is the Semana Santa in Spain?
The most fascinating Easter festival of Spain is celebrated between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Various brotherhoods and their communities get the statues of Mary and Jesus out of the churches and carry them in hour-long processions through the streets of the cities of Spain. The penitential garment, ancient hoods and the rhythmic drumming by torchlight you can experience over Easter in Spain awaken religious feelings and have something quite fascinating. Almost like being transported back to the Middle Ages. Especially in the Andalusian cities of Seville, Malaga and Cordoba, the Semana Santa Easter processions attract hundreds of thousands of people.
|Nazarenos carrying crosses |
in the Semana Santa Easter Procession
Which cities are popular during the Easter Semana Santa in Spain?
|Semana Santa Easter Procession in Granada|
Semana Santa Easter processions in Madrid
|Semana Santa Procession in Madrid|
So, no worries, you don’t need to leave our wonderful Madrid as you can also enjoy the full amount of the Spanish culture in the Spanish capital. We hope with our tips we got you to think about your Semana Santa- plans so that you will enjoy your holidays the best you can! Stay connected with us and we will keep you updated when there’s something going on in Madrid!