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Holy Week in Granada

Holy Week in Granada

In Granada Easter festivities begin on Palm Sunday and last until Easter Sunday.

The Holy Week (Semana Santa) processions in Granada are very unique when compared with other Andalusian cities. It is renowned for the simplicity and beauty of its "pasos" (floats of thrones with religious icons), and also for the unique surroundings of the processions.

Indeed, the streets of the Albaicín, for example, so narrow and twisted with their typical cobblestones, give a special setting to the procession of the Virgen de la Aurora and the Concepción.

Unforgettable images await the visitor, like those of the procession of El Silencio returning to the home church after midnight by the Carrera del Darro.

And not forgetting the beautiful backdrop, with the Alhambra often to be admired atop its moonlit hill.

And visitors should not miss the Santísimo Cristo del Consuelo y María Santísima del Sacromonte, known as Los Gitanos (the gypsies). It takes place on Wednesday is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking processions of the Semana Santa in Granada.

Undoubtley, one of the best places to see it: on its way back to the Sacromonte Abbey on top of the Sacromonte, where the gypsies receive the icons with bonfires and saetas (prayers sung in flamenco style without instruments). However, this takes place almost at dawn and it's a long way from the city center.

More inforrmation about the Holy Week; day by day you can find here:
http://en.granadatur.com/semana-santa-de-granada-dia-a-dia/

 

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