One of the areas in Spain with the biggest religious tradition is Andalusia. A region that lives the Holy Week with passion and true devotion. Join us on this four-day tour and get ready to enjoy an authentic Easter in Andalusia.
Easter Holy Week begins in Seville
We start in Seville, a place where Easter is a religious and cultural extravaganza. A celebration that you should see once in your lifetime, whether you are a believer or not. If we have arrived by plane, we can collect our car hire at Seville Airport and start our road trip as soon as we land.
We can spend the day taking in the wonderful aromas of the city, tasting the wonderful gastronomy at some of the delightful taverns in the old town whilst listening to the different sounds so familiar this time of the year. Get ready to witness the emotion of the popular procession of ‘La Madrugá’ of one of the most well-known ‘Cofradías’ (brotherhoods) in Seville. An ideal place to see this procession is from ‘Las Setas’ a wooden structure of 26metres in height which claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world.
After experiencing one of the most exciting nights in Andalusia, we continue our journey to the beautiful and inspiring Cadiz, which is our next stop.
White Easter in Cadiz
Cadiz and its picture postcard villages is a wonderful destination at any time of the year. If we then add the wonders and passion of the Easter Holy Week in Andalusia, then it is magical.
Taking advantage of the flexibility of a rental car, we can visit some charming villages in Cádiz. Places particularly relevant during the Holy Week such as Alcalá Del Valle, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Jerez de la Frontera or Setenil de Las Bodegas where the religious festival has been declared to be of tourist interest. Some of these streets are so narrow that the ‘Cofrades’ have to dismantle the sculpture they are carrying to be able to pass. Spectacular.
Where to spend Good Friday night? Setenil. A unique town famous for its house built into the rock face and which is even more magical when the sun goes down. Once we have enjoyed some of the famous wines available, we get back into our car hire and continue our journey to Malaga.
Malaga, the international Holy Week
The last two days of our Holy Week in Andalusia is reserved for the cosmopolitan city of Malaga. A city that at this time of year brings together more than five million tourists from around the world to get to know and enjoy this special holiday period. Lots of fun, laughter, dancing and lots of clapping for the passing processions, it is no wonder that this festivity has been declared International Tourist Interest in 1980.
We can also take advantage of our visit to the city where Picasso was born to visit the Bodegas Pimpi, eat some sardines on a skewer at the beach, take a visit to the Magnánima Cathedral or take in some of the amazing views from the Mirador Gibralfaro.