Holly Week

It is the great festival of Seville, religiosity and folklore come together creating a unique visual and musical show in the world

Holy Week marks the beginning of the spring festivities in Seville. During a week that begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday, more than fifty brotherhoods process their way through the city from their respective neighborhoods to the Holy Cathedral. This celebration commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. In 1980 it was declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest.

Pasos, Nazarenes and music bands

Each brotherhood, process their images that are installed in steps decorated with flowers. The steps are carried by the costaleros, brothers of the brotherhood, who go under them and carry their forces during the journey. In addition, each step is accompanied by a group of Nazarenes, brothers of the brotherhood dressed in the typical tunic and capirote. The music is not missing in the Sevillian Holy Week, being one of the most joyful and festive in Spain. Each procession has several bands of drums and instruments that play typical instrumental pieces to the sound of which the bearers rock the images

La Madrugá

The culminating moment of Holy Week is the so called madrugá. On the night of Holy Thursday, a group of brotherhoods parade through the night. Among these brotherhoods are the most popular in the city that have the largest number of Nazarenes that accompany the images with more devotion in Seville such as the Virgin of the Macarena, Jesus of Great Power, the Christ of the Gypsies or the Hope of Triana.