Easter is an important celebration in Malaga.
Also known as Holy Week, or ‘Semana Santa’ in Spanish, it is characterised by week-long processions of the Holy Week brotherhoods which criss-cross the whole city for hours on end.
Most processions start mid-afternoon with some lasting until the early hours of the morning.
Due to this, our afternoon City Bike Tour during the Holy Week is not available.
In its place, we will be offering our Alternative Malaga Ride! at 3 p.m. every day. Advance reservations required.
In 2019, the Holy Week processions start on Palm Sunday, April 14th, and finish the following Sunday, April 21st- the Day of the Resurrection. For the first time in over 100 years, the official route in Malaga has been changed. The official route is comprised of a few of the main streets and squares in the historical centre that all of the 41 participating brotherhoods must pass through.
This year, 19 of the 41 processions of the Holy Week will actually enter the cathedral via a giant temporary ramp that has been constructed especially for the occasion, pass through the cathedral, pay their reverences and then leave through the main door on the opposite side of the cathedral.
This is the first time this has ever happened and we are sure it will be a spectacle to behold.
If you would like to have an idea of what to expect during Holy Week, check out this impressive video!
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