If there is a famous and big Holy Week in Andalusia, that is Holy Week of Sevilla. Its processions, its thrones and steps, its brotherhoods, all the passion… we will tell you about it in this post. All this so that you don’t lose detail.
Holy Week in Sevilla commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, 60 brotherhoods procession to the cathedral of Seville and 11 brotherhoods procession on Friday of Sorrows and Saturday of Passion, but without reaching the cathedral.
Since 1980 it has been a festival of International Tourist Interest.
In addition to the processions, during Easter Week in Sevilla there are also other cults such as novenas, septenarios, quinarios…
A little history of Holy Week of Sevilla
First of all, it is known that there have been brotherhoods since the Middle Ages. And from the 16th century they began to have a greater presence in the street. Although they did not reach the cathedral, the procession was only between nearby churches.
In 1604, Cardinal Fernando Niño de Guevara established some rules: the confraternities were obliged to carry out the penitence station to the cathedral and those of Triana had to carry it to the church of Santa Ana.
In the nineteenth century Holy Week in Seville had two serious problems. The first of all the French invasion so there were no processions from 1808 to 1810. On the other hand, the disentailment of Mendizábal in 1836 which led to the loss of many properties.
But in resurfaces thanks to the sister of Queen Elizabeth II in 1849. They helped to celebrate Holy Week in Seville by promoting brotherhoods such as that of Montserrat and the Lanzada.
At the end of the 19th century, during the period of Bourbon restoration, the brotherhoods reappeared in number and splendour and they began to be considered a tourist attraction for the city.
In the twentieth century there were also problems during the Second Republic and the Civil War.
After the war it was recovered again and in 1980 together with the Holy Week of Malaga they obtained the title of Cultural Interest.
From the Baroque period to the present day many are the famous sculptors who have made sculptures for the steps and thrones. Among many others stand out:
- Juan Martínez Montañés
- Juan de Mesa
- Andrés de Ocampo
- Francisco de Ocampo
- Juan Bautista Vázquez el Viejo
- José de Arce
- Andrés Cansino
- José Montes de Oca
- Juan de Astorga
- Antonio Castillo Lastrucci
- Sebastian Santos Rojas
However, goldsmithing and embroidery are also important.
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You will need a vehicle to explore Sevilla and surroundings freely if you don’t have yours. You can make 2 choices:
- The cheapest way to travel is the public transport. But there is a big disadvantage, because you will have to worry about its schedules and waste time waiting for them.
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