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Semana Santa in Seville 2015: a whole Holy Week of sun!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="414" caption="Band of Las Cigarerras of La Carreteria procession in Seville takes up the entire street."] [/caption] No celebration in Spain is as weather-dependent as Semana Santa. At the Feria de Abril, you can duck inside a nearby caseta to avoid a rain shower, nibbling some tasty queso ...

Bumper Semana Santa in Malaga and Seville

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13686" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="This year's Semana Santa was a bumper one for Malaga. Photo: Michelle Chaplow"] [/caption] All over Andalucia, this year we enjoyed a Semana Santa to remember, as most, if not all, of the processions in cities and towns all over the region were able to come out ...

A sunny Semana Santa!

Friday, April 18th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13650" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Christ paso of La Sed in Plaza de España on Palm Sunday."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_13651" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Virgin of Las Aguas at the Puerta del Principe, the main gate of the Cathedral."] [/caption] This year, for the first time since 2011, all the pasos in Seville's ...

Spring, Seville and Semana Santa

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13307" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption= "Orange blossom, which gives Seville its deliciously unmistakeable sweet spring-time scent."] [/caption] This is a very special time of year in southern Spain: spring. As the skies finally clear after what seems like months of rain (actually, they were), through the warm spring air wafts the ...

Semana Santa – watching the skies

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10122" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="A barefoot nazareno of the Cristo de la Corona hermandad, which goes out on Viernes de Dolores - tonight."] [/caption] Please excuse the tardiness of this blog post. In changing phone companies, which here in Spain are considerably cheaper if you consolidate your mobile(s), landline and ADSL ...

Semana Santa in pictures

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5849" align="aligncenter" width="347" caption="A barefoot penitente from the Los Estudiantes (the students) hermandad passes the door of the Fabrica de Tabacos - now the University - in Seville."][/caption] This year, Semana Santa all across Andalucia has, yet again, been adversely affected by the weather. Rain stopped pasos from coming out ...