Paths of Passion, a different Easter Week
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Come along the Paths of Passion route and discover with us emotions provoked by the deep feeling of the expression of Easter week in the towns on the “Paths of Passion”.
It is no surprise that many travellers who visit Andalusia automatically associate Easter with the way it is expressed during Easter week in Seville. Easter week in Seville is evidently one of the most beautiful and representative ones in Andalusia but it is not the only form of celebration in the way of penitence.
Enjoy the extraordinary Baroque images in the municipalities of Osuna.
Roaming the streets of this enchanting Seville municipality, flooded with incense and beautiful images such as this, is an absolute must-do.
Being able to contemplate works by Juan de Mesa or Vicente de Tena out in the streets is a genuine privilege that can be enjoyed in few places as it can here.
Discover gems from the images of Carmona, including the famous statue of the Señor of the Amargura, considered the oldest piece in the Easter week processions in Andalusia, and many other spectacular moments that will absolutely amaze you.
A little magic, mystery and absolute devotion that will mark your mind with beautiful memories such as this.
Enjoy the spectacle of Easter week in Lucena, whose greatest mark of identity is the “santería”, which is exclusive to this municipality of Andalusia and is notable for its particular way of carrying the thrones to the beat of the drum and the sound of the call of the "Torralbo", who announces the passage of the processions.
For the people of Lucena, Easter week is a feeling and a tradition that is passed down with passion and fervour from generation to generation.
You will be amazed by the uniqueness of La Mananta, as Easter week is known in Puente Genil where different passages from the Old and New Testaments are recreated, brought to life by a series of masked figures.
Go to Baena and be captivated by the sound of the handcrafted drums belonging to the crowds of Jews —"coliblancos" with their white pony tails and "colinegros" with their black pony tails— that accompany the brotherhoods along their route dressed in brilliant historical costumes.
A tradition that goes from father to son and fills the streets of Baena with colour and sound.
Priego de Córdoba–its solemnity and religious fervour.
Stations of penitence that have been impeccably made. Every detail is taken care of with care and tenacity.
Silence and devotion reign amongst the penitents of Priego, who appear in every alley with all the passion worthy of the most important week in a town that comes alive during its Easter week.
The theatrical representation of biblical figures in Alcalá la Real, the birthplace of sculptors like Juan Martínez Montañés and Pablo de Rojas, where you can enjoy a full representation of colour, religion and merriment throughout the streets.
During this Easter week in Alcalá la Real, you can see the whole town take part in all of the festivities.
What are known as pasos mímicos are staged by the "pregoneros" and fill all of the city's squares and streets, representing moments from the Old Testament.
An Easter week with its climax on the morning of Good Friday, when the sound of tin trumpets and drums and will accompany the statue of Jesus of Nazareth and the Virgen de Rosario through the streets of the town.
These representations are proclaimed by Apostles, with what are known as “rostrillos”, the Roman troops of the Ecce-Homo…
And countless unusual moments that fill the whole morning of Good Friday, such as the character of Judas who will run along from one side to the other of the procession as the crowds shout at him: ”Juillas, Juillas que vendiste al Señor por tres perrillas" (Judas, Judas, you sold out the Lord for a handful of nothing).
From Alcalá la Real, we go to Cabra and its 28 brotherhoods that make any day of the week a good one to visit one of the most important Easter weeks not only in the province of Cordoba but also in Andalusia, as it was declared of National Tourist Interest in 1989.
And what can we say about the flavours of Easter week along this beautiful route… cod fritters, aubergines with honey, delicious "alboronía" (similar to ratatouille)…
Spinach with chickpeas or campions, which ham is usually added to.
Fillet steak with Pedro Ximenez or a partridge pâté.
Not to mention the classic chickpea stew, the omnipresent spinach and great cod…
For dessert? Of course, excellent "torrijas" (soggy honey cake), "torta inglesa" (spongy puff pastry cake)…
Some cider pastries, flower-shaped pastries, sesame and honey "pestiños" and the so-called “remojón de naranja” (oranges and olive oil).
In short, unique moments, singular images, addictive tastes and countless experiences and situations that will amaze you throughout the most curious Easter week in Andalusia and its “Paths of Passion” route.
A route that we are certain is sure to impress you.