We are fast approaching Easter week or “Semana Santa” as it is known here in Spain. This week is heaped in tradition with Holy masses almost every day and spectacular street processions. There will, of course, be processions both in Manilva and Sabinillas – I will post details later – but to experience the full spectacle, you need to visit one of the main cities. With this in mind, the cultural delegation of Manilva has organised a trip to Malaga on Monday 14 April, to see one of these very special processions. A trip has been organised every year for the past few years. and is always very popular.
There are several processions taking place on this day so you will be spoilt for choice. One, not to miss is “la procesión del Cautivo” – the procession of the captive., marking when Christ was captured before the crucifixion . This parade takes place in the evening and travels through the whole of Malaga city. It not unusual for more than 25,000 people to follow this parade around the streets.
Cost of the trip is €7 per person which includes return coach travel. The coach leaves from the roundabout at the entrance to Manilva at 6pm, picking up from the bus stop in Sabinillas just after. The coach will returns at around 1 am
Tickets are available from the Culture Department, next to the football ground in Manilva, or from the Fiestas Department in the Edificio Usos Multiples in Sabinillas.
You just HAVE to see at least one Easter procession….