Easter in Malaga

Easter in Malaga is one of the most important and busiest times of the year in the city. Also known as Holy Week (semana santa in Spanish), Easter in Malaga is characterised by long, solemn processions that parade through the city for 7 days.

Organised by brotherhoods (hermandades or cofradías in Spanish), the processions are parades consisting of at least two large floats, one carrying a Christ figure and the other a figure of the virgin with members of the brotherhood carrying the floats or walking in front of them.

The processions usually start in the afternoon and continue well into the evening and in many cases, early hours of the morning.

All the processions (about 40 of them) start and finish in their own churches or chapels, but they all share a common route along the Alameda Principal, Calle Larios and the start of Calle Granada. All also go past the Cathedral.