Semana Santa in Malaga Province

SEMANA SANTA or Holy Week processions have been taking place all over Malaga Province this week and will continue until Sunday.

Weather permitting thousands of people of all nationalities and faiths visit the most popular processions which take place in Malaga City itself.

As well as those carrying the ‘tronos’, some weighing up to five tonnes, there are marching bands, penitents dressed in pointed hoods which only show their eyes, local authorities and other members of the brotherhoods carrying the emblems.

Principal processions: 

Maundy Thursday: Mena, leaves from Avenida Andalucia at 7.50pm and is carried by members of the Spanish Foreign Legion.

Also interesting is their arrival in Malaga earlier the same morning.

One of the favourite images, La Esperanza, leaves from Avenida Andalucia at 11.15pm ending the procession at 5am.

The two meet at about midnight. There are five more processions today.

Good Friday: Servitas, leaves from Madre de Dios at 11.15pm.

The lights are turned out and the image is marched to the sound of a single drum.

There are seven more processions today.

Resurrection Sunday (April 8): The resurrection procession starts from Iglesia de San Julian at 10.15am, there is only one procession on this day.

For a full list of all the processions, itineraries, timetables and brotherhoods, see

By Jennifer Leighfield

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