There are many ways or perspectives when experiencing the Semana Santa, Holy Week, in Seville: historical, religious, ethnographic, sensorial… Here you have some clues so that you can really appreciate this ensemble of sensations and meanings in all its splendour.
It is completely worth visiting Seville during these special days, either because of the religious festivity or to enjoy the city itself. Why? Because it would not be possible to understand Seville without this special week, in which many stories, feelings, legacies and rites will connect you with the soul of Seville and with its people’ idiosyncrasy.
During Holy Week, Seville is versatile, not only because of the different brotherhoods, called cofradías, or the special moments, but also because of the assimilation of the festivity itself. Tasting our tapas and discovering our gastronomy in terraces under the warm heat of the sun as you take a stroll to see the religious processions is neither rare or disrespectful, it is actually very traditional and highly recommended.
The best part is that you can let yourself go and just enjoy this feast for the senses. An incessant succession of moments of complete silence and others full of exaltation. That is the essence of Seville’s Holy Week, the fact that it is illimited, complex as life itself. The secular and the religious have always coexisted in the traditions of the city in a natural and special (and baroque) way.
This Holy Week you also have the chance to visit the exhibitions of the Year of Murillo.tweet
Seville’s Holy Week is a festivity which can be enjoyed in different ways, and every approach is essential to understand the actual magnitude of this week. If you want to fully experience this multifaceted festivity, here you have some ideas.
We want you to at least make the most of one of these ways to enjoy Seville’s Holy Week… but it will be better if you try all of them so that you can feel the ultimate experience. Enjoy Seville during its Holy Week.
- Yes, it is true. At this time of the year, Seville smells like azahar, the scent of the orange blossom, and incense.
- It is incredible to see how El Gran Poder creates complete silence in its path.
- Have you ever been to a “brotherhood bar”? Enjoy its peculiar decoration and have a cod tapa! A complete “mystique” experience.
- Follow the steps of Murillo in the morning, look for the footprints the painter left in Seville. There are several exhibitions and routes, which have been organized to celebrate the Year of Murillo.