Semana Santa 2016 in Málaga
The brotherhoods of the Holy Week in Malaga leave from their homes or churches to make their itineraries, but all share a stretch of this itinerary called “official route” which has has a length of 807 meters. The official route of the processions, begins in the main Alameda, turn left around the statue of the Marquis de Larios, runs along Larios Street and a section of the Granada Street.
During the official tour stands and rows of chairs they are distributed, totaling more than 25,000 locations. These chairs can be rented at the Association of Guilds, price varying depending on the situation and row.
There are certain streets that are used by a large majority of the processions, as in the case of Carretería street whose route make people bring chairs from home.
A key and popular point from which many people like to watch the processions is known as “tribune of the poor.” It is a grand staircase at the end of the Carretería street whose long steps are used as seats.
An important moment in many of the processions of Malaga, are the “runnings”. After the tour of the processions, it’s time to keep (lock) the thrones. The throne of Christ waits at the door to the Virgin and once there, there is a meeting face to face. Despite the normal fatigue after the journey, carriers of thrones begin to rock or lift the thrones to the pulse of the national anthem, as hundreds of followers and brothers of the fraternity give cheers and applause.
Many are the processions not to miss, including those of the brotherhoods of The Arrest, Gypsies, Dew, Paloma or Hope.
Complete list of Itineraries and Days of the Holy Week in Malaga – Info also about Buses