Holy Week in the countryside of Seville is a hidden treasure that deserves to be discovered. Although the capital takes most of the limelight, rural towns also celebrate this holiday with devotion and solemnity. Here I present some of the most notable towns:
  1. Écija:
    • Semana Santa en La Campiña de Sevilla - Baex Rentals
      Holy Week in Écija – Holy Week in La Campiña de Sevilla – Baex Rentals
    • Known as the “City of Towers”, Écija is famous for its impressive baroque architecture and numerous towers. During Holy Week, the streets are filled with processions that pass by emblematic places such as the Church of Santa Cruz and the Church of Santa María. Don’t miss the opportunity to try pestiños, a traditional sweet of the time.
    • Palm Sunday: the Brotherhood of the Borriquita processions with two steps: Sweet Name of Jesus and Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. The procession takes place on Palm Sunday.
    • Holy Wednesday: The Brotherhood of Jesús Nazareno carries out its season of penance.
    • Good Friday: The Brotherhood of Soledad and the Brotherhood of Vera Cruz star in the processions.
  2. Osuna:
    • Semana Santa en La Campiña de Sevilla - Baex Rentals
      Holy Week in La Campiña de Sevilla – Holy Week in La Campiña de Seville – Baex Rentals

      Osuna, with its University of the Purísima Concepción and its Collegiate Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, is a place full of history. During Holy Week, religious images walk through the narrow streets of this charming city. In addition, you cannot miss visiting the Plaza Mayor, surrounded by historical buildings.

    • Palm Sunday: In Osuna, the Brotherhood of the Borriquita processions with two steps: Sweet Name of Jesus and Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. The procession takes place on Palm Sunday2.
    • Holy Wednesday: The Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno goes out in procession.
    • Good Friday: The Brotherhood of Solitude and the Brotherhood of the Holy Burial walk the streets.
  3. Marchena:
    • Marchena is known for its Holy Week, which combines tradition and religious fervor. The Church of San Juan Bautista and the Church of San Sebastián are highlights during the processions. Also, try Torrijos, another typical sweet of the season.
    • Palm Sunday: The Brotherhood of the Borriquita in Marchena also carries out its penitence season on Palm Sunday. The holders of it are Our Father Jesus in his Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem and Mary Most Holy of Victory3.
    • Holy Wednesday: The Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno carries out its penance station.
    • Good Friday: The Brotherhood of Soledad and the Brotherhood of the Holy Burial are the protagonists.
  4. La Puebla de Cazalla:
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      Holy Week in La Puebla de Cazalla – Holy Week in La Campiña de Seville – Baex Rentals
    • In this town, Holy Week is lived with great devotion. The Church of Our Lady of Virtues is an important place for celebrations. Also, enjoy the tranquility of this town surrounded by olive groves and vineyards.
    • Palm Sunday: The Brotherhood of the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, Our Father Jesus Captive and Mary Most Holy of Peace in La Puebla de Cazalla procession on Palm Sunday. The holders of it are Our Father Jesus in his Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem and Mary Most Holy of La Palma4.
    • Holy Wednesday: The Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno processes through the streets.
    • Good Friday: The Brotherhood of Solitude and the Brotherhood of the Holy Burial carry out their penance stations.
  5. Estepa:
    • Estepa is famous for its mantecados and polvorones (traditional sweetcakes from Andalucia), especially during Christmas, but it is also an interesting place for Holy Week. The Church of Santa María de la Asunción and the Church of San Sebastián are mandatory stops.
    • Palm Sunday: The Brotherhood of the Borriquita in Estepa processions on Palm Sunday. The holders of it are Our Father Jesus in his Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem and Mary Most Holy of Victory5.
    • Holy Wednesday: The Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno carries out its penance station.
    • Good Friday: The Brotherhood of Soledad and the Brotherhood of the Holy Burial are the protagonists.
  6. Lantejuela:
    • Semana Santa en La Campiña de Sevilla - Baex Rentals
      Holy Week in Lantejuela – Holy Week in La Campiña de Sevilla – Baex Rentals
    • Last but not least, Lantejuela is a small town with a great tradition in Holy Week. The Church of Our Lady of Consolation is the epicenter of the processions. Enjoy the authenticity of this corner of the Sevillian countryside.
    • Holy Wednesday: The Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno processes through the streets.
    • Good Friday: The Brotherhood of Solitude and the Brotherhood of the Holy Burial carry out their penance stations.

 

From our houses located in the heart of Andalusia, you can also get closer to these large cities, with their historic Holy Week:

Holy Week in Seville

Holy Week in Seville is a unique celebration in its style, both aesthetic and spiritual. Between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, nearly sixty brotherhoods take to the streets to bring to life the passion and death of Christ. The streets are filled with a special aroma, a mixture of incense and orange blossom perfume. Some highlights include:

  1. Palm Sunday: Holy Week begins with the procession of the Hermandad de la Borriquita.
  2. Good Friday: The Nazarene of Humility of the Hill travels one of the longest itineraries in Seville.
  3. Curiosities: In the Cristo del Amor Pass, you will find a pelican, a symbol of Christ’s love for all of us. Furthermore, the rose under the hand of the Christ of Charity of the Brotherhood of Santa Marta has a special story that unites the journalist Iñaki Gabilondo with the city.

Holy Week in Málaga

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Holy Week in Malaga – Baex Rentals

Holy Week in Malaga was declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest in 1980. More than 40 brotherhoods carry their thrones through the streets of Malaga from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. The key days are Thursday and Good Friday. Some moments of interest:

  • Holy Monday: The transfer of the images of the Brotherhood of Jesús Cautivo and María Santísima de la Trinidad from its chapel is spectacular. Thousands of Malaga residents participate in this unique event.
  • Good Friday: The Brotherhood of Jesús de la Columna and María Santísima de la O leaves with its joyful and heterodox procession from Frailes2 Street.

Holy Week in Córdoba

  • Holy Week in Córdoba is a unique experience that combines religious fervor, art and culture in an incomparable historical setting. From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, the city is transformed as the brotherhoods pass through its cobbled streets, offering a spectacle of faith and tradition.
  • **Palm Sunday**: The week begins with the joy and hope brought by the Borriquita procession, marking the beginning of a series of seasons of penance that will fill the city with passion and devotion.
  • **Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday**: Every day, the brotherhoods parade with their meticulously decorated steps, accompanied by Nazarenes and Costaleros, in an act of faith that is repeated with solemnity and meditation.
  • **Holy Thursday and Good Friday**: The most intense days of Holy Week, where the processions of the Nazarene and the Madrugá stand out, moments of deep emotion and beauty that culminate with the silence and reflection of Good Friday.
  • **Resurrection Sunday**: Joy returns to the streets with the procession of the Risen Lord, symbolizing the victory of life over death and closing a week of intense spiritual experience.Holy Week in Cordoba is not only a religious event, but also an opportunity to enjoy the cultural heritage of the city, its gastronomy and the hospitality of its people. It is an invitation to live a tradition that has remained alive through the centuries and that continues to captivate all who witness it¹²³.
  • In the province: Holy Week is also celebrated in municipalities such as Aguilar de la Frontera, Bujalance, Cabra, Castro del Río, Lucena, Montoro, Moriles, Pozoblanco, Priego de Córdoba, Baena, Hinojosa del Duque y Puente Genil.

Enjoy Holy Week in Andalusia!🌟🌿🌺

 

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