Lent is coming to an end and the emotion for the arrival of the Holy Week of Seville can be felt in any corner of the Andalusian capital. Seville is getting ready for its Holy Week, a worldwide famous celebration which has become an important tourist attraction. A large quantity of visitors arrive to Seville these dates attracted by this celebration of International Tourist Interest.
The city suffers a complete transformation throughout the week, during which tradition and party come hand-in-hand for one of the most important events of the Spanish geography. The Holy Week commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. In Seville the Holy Week is celebrated from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday, preceded by the Wholly Thursday and Friday.
During these weeks we can see diverse processions of different Sevillian brotherhoods. Each brotherhood makes its penitence procession, during which devoted people can pay homage to their images. Although the procession may vary from brotherhood to brotherhood, all of them have to go through the official walk to the Cathedral. This procession starts on Campana square, it goes through Sierpes street, San Francisco square and Constitution Avenue, and it finishes at the Cathedral of Seville. The schedules of the different processions and other religious events may coincide, so it is advisable to plan our trip beforehand not to miss any of our preferred professions and brotherhoods.
Visitors may also take into account that some places get crowded during these processions, so we suggest you avoid massive crowds of people and find comfortable places from where to contemplate them. If you prefer you can also rent a chair by the official road to see all the brotherhoods.
But apart from tradition and devotion, the streets of the Andalusian capital get also filled with happiness, party and people. During these weeks, Seville smells of enthusiasm, orange blossom, incense, cry, devotion and gratitude. Sevilla becomes Passion. Discover all the Passion of Seville at the Seville Hotels of Petit Palace Hotels. Cover photo by Rafael Rodríguez on En Femenino.