"Rehearsing Holly Week" Semana Santa Tip by agarcia

Semana Santa, Sevilla: 9 reviews and 8 photos

  Los pasos de Semana Santa
by agarcia

During the Holly Week, Sevilla transforms itself into a human river of religious processions; during those holly days, dozens of cofradies carry out their images over the city, a spectacle followed with fervent devotion by the attendants.

If attending to those processions is an absolutely fascinating activity, it is not less impressive to realize with how much anticipation the cofradias (the people that take active part in the processions) rehearse and test their strength. These rehearsals had nothing of trivial, as the images weigh several hundred kilos. So during many weeks before the Holly Week, is not unusual at all to witness the cofradias caring out the same weight over the streets of Sevilla by night.

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2004
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