Definitive guide to enjoy the Holy Week of Seville
Holy Week is, together with the Fair, one of the great spring festivities of Seville.
Four decades ago, Holy Week in Seville was declared a festival of tourist interest
international. And no wonder, at this time of year, the city of Seville is transformed and
is filled with thousands of visitors from all over the world willing to meet
this unique celebration.
The Holy Week of Seville is considered as the Big Week the city. In it, you live and
you feel the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in the street, represented by the
different brotherhoods through their brotherhoods, which make a journey from their
temples to the Cathedral, to return back to its headquarters.
During its duration (from Sunday to Sunday), the physiognomy of the city is modified, the
traffic of some streets, the rhythms of the day to day are alternated and the gastronomy is even changed
in favor of the typical sweets of Lent. If something is characterized the Holy Week of Seville is for its ancient roots, for the load
artistic that fills the streets during those days and for the procedural music of the bands.
If you are thinking of visiting the Seville capital during this time of year, take good note of
the tips that we give you below and that will make you enjoy the Holy Week of
Seville from the first day.
1. When is the Holy Week in Seville?
Each year, Holy Week in Seville is celebrated on different days, although always within the
The rule that sets the beginning of the Great Week of Seville, is that on Sunday
Resurrection must coincide with the first full moon after the equinox of spring.
That is why this year 2019 will be from April 14 to 21. But, even if this is the week
official, the party begins two days before.
A week before the proclamation announces the arrival of the Great Week and the
Friday processions of Dolores are responsible for opening the door to Holy Week.
The brotherhoods begin this day to tour the neighborhoods of the city.
Lent, and the days leading up to Passion Week, are a continual coming and going of people
who visit the temples, prepare their tunics and sacks, and refine their instruments to
Enjoy, from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday, one of the biggest holidays
It houses the city of Seville. The brotherhoods carry out their penance season following different itineraries from their
churches to the Cathedral, where everything happens. From here, they take different
routes until you get back to your headquarters.
Without a doubt, Holy Week in Seville is considered the most beautiful in the world. In it
they cite faith, culture, art, heritage, history and tradition, elements that make it
unique and capable of making thousands of people live with passion, feeling and intensity every
2. The processions: art, tradition and worship on the street
The processions are public manifestations of faith composed of a procession formed by the
brothers of the brotherhood, who accompany through the streets of the city to their images
The owners are in steps, carried by what are known as bearers, led by a
foreman and, in most of the time, accompanied by a band.
In the Holy Week of Seville, the processional processions open with the Cross of Guide. TO
Following her, the Nazarene brothers dressed in the tunic of the
Brotherhood, the capirote and, in some occasions, layer.
Layer Brotherhoods are cheerful cut and neighborhood, on the contrary, they are considered more
The Brotherhoods of Rouen and Esparto Belt would be in their march. The Nazarenes are
organized in sections, they lead a candle and separated by the insignia of the Brotherhood, which
they found the patrimony of each one.
3. The steps: scenes of passion
Frequently the brotherhoods of Seville are composed of two steps, with the images of the
Christ and the Virgin under canopy.
In the first place, the Christ can be accompanied by secondary images or alone,
depending on the passage of the Bible that represents. In addition, it is also accompanied by a
body of acolytes or altar boys with candles and incense, lighting and perfuming the passage.
The passage of the Virgin closes the procession. Marian images, procession with embroidered canopies,
with different designs and form works of art. Dressed in queens, with all kinds of accessories,
both jewelry and crowns, headbands and a cloak.
4. The bands of music
In most cases music is essential for processional processions. exist
different bands formed by percussion instruments.
The steps of Christ are accompanied by musical groups formed by cornets and
drums, while the bands play with the Virgin. The Brotherhoods of court
serious, has a musical chapel formed by three or four wind instruments-
wood and, in some cases, a choir or choir.
5. Brotherhoods that run through the city
The processions in Holy Week in Seville, consist of a total of 71 brotherhoods, 60 from the
Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday and 11 in the days of Friday of Sorrows and
Saturday of Passion.
The program of Holy Week in Seville gets the most remarkable aspects of each
of the processions. With the use of mobile phones, the use of the classic
booklet on paper to use the apps and see all the information in real time.
Brief information about schedules and itineraries of Holy Week processions in
- Friday of Dolores, is the first day in which you can find Nazarenes by
the streets of Seville. The brotherhoods of Pino Montano, the Mission, Bellavista,
Blessing and Hope (Polygon South) transit the streets of the city.
- The Saturday of Passion, the processions La Milagrosa, the Divine Pardon (Alcosa Park),
Padre Pío and San José Obrero are the protagonists of the day.
- Palm Sunday, is one of the most anticipated days. The Borriquita, Jesus goes out
Stripped, La Paz, Dinner, La Hiniesta, La Estrella, San Roque, Bitterness and Love.
- On Holy Monday they carry out their penance station the Polígono de San Pablo, La
Redemption, Santa Genoveva, Santa Marta, San Gonzalo, Vera Cruz, Las Pernas, Las
Waters and the Museum to the Cathedral.
- On Holy Tuesday, it's time for San Esteban, La Candelaria, Cerro del Águila, San
Benito, El Dulce Nombre (The Bofetá), Los Javieres, Los Estudiantes and Santa Cruz.
- Holy Wednesday, is the day of the crucified, as they leave until six. They look
in the street to Carmen, La Sed, San Bernardo, El Buen Fin, La Lanzada, El Baratillo, Cristo
of Burgos, Siete Palabras and Los Panaderos.
- Holy Thursday, is the day of the blankets for the city. This day processions
Negritos, The Exaltation, The Cigarreras, Montesión, The Fifth Anguish, The Valley and
- La Madrugá, is the day par excellence of the Brotherhoods with more devotion of the
city. The Silence, The Great Power, The Macarena, The Calvary, The Hope of
Triana and The Gypsies.
- On Good Friday the streets of Seville run through La Carretería, La Soledad de San
Buenaventura, El Cachorro, La O, San Isidoro, Montserrat and La Mortaja.
- On Holy Saturday the Servites, The Sun, The Trinity, Holy Burial and Solitude of Saint are seen
- Resurrection Sunday, with The Resurrection, closes the Holy Week in Seville.
We hope this guide has helped you and that you enjoy the Week to the fullest
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