10 pieces of advice to enjoy Seville Holy Week
1. First of all, catch a Holy Week program or guide. You can get one in bars, hotels or tourist information points. If you need one now, download our pdf file with all the schedules.
2. Before begging your journey, plan a basic intinerary and mark where you want to go and what do you want to see. At the end of the day, the final route will bve different that the one you planned. It always happens so.
3. Ask to sevillian people whatever you need. They will help and give you advice of the best location and time of the day to see the brotherhoods. People in Seville are willing to help you.
4. Don’t get tired. Think about the time that you will be standing or walking and putting in relation with your age and physical condition. Select where you are going to stop to rest and eat something.
5. Don’t try to follow the pasos walking in front of them, it could disturb other people. Intead of that, stay at one of the sides.
Videos about the mantilla, the nazarenos, holy food and costaleros.
6. During the pass of the brotherhood, try to keep your voice as lower as posible, if not in total silence. This way you show your respect for the art and religious feeling of the Holy Week. Don’t drink or eat when the pasos are near you.
7. It’s very important not to be obssesed with seeing all, cause it is almost imposible. A great motto is: “quality over quantity”. Spend your time finding a great place to see one brotherhood with good sights insted of trying to see three in a bad place in wich you can’t barely see something.
Ask to sevillian people whatever you need. They will give you advices to find the best location and time of the day to see the brotherhoods. People in Seville are willing to help you.
8. Try not to cross a brotherhood walking between the nazarenos. Be polite and ask people if they agree to let you croos to the other side of the road.
9. The more emotional moments use to be the syncronized movements of pasos and music bands, called levantás (risings), hearing the feet of the costaleros and the voice of the capataz. If you are lucky enough, you could hear a beautiful saeta too.
10. We recommend you places like: Arco del Postigo, Puente de Triana or Arco de la Macarena and narrow streets in downtown. Another good idea is to go to the churches and wait for the brotherhood to leave the temple.