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Holy Week in Granada 2018 - Processions, Confraternities and Steps


Holy Week in Granada is distinguished by the sobriety and beauty of its steps, but also by the unique enclave where its processions run.

It was declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest, recognition that in Andalusia only the Holy Week of Malaga and that of Seville share.

The streets of the Albaycín, for example, so narrow and twisted with their typical cobblestones, serve as the backdrop for a Virgen de la Aurora or de la Concepción, who become almost human as they pass through the neighborhood.

See the Christ of the Silence or the Gypsies by the Carrera del Darro under the light of the moon and with the Alhambra illuminated behind is, without a doubt, a scene that will not leave you indifferent.

In Holy Week in Granada thirty-two brotherhoods with more than two thousand bearers carrying fifty-eight processional steps cross the main streets of the city accompanied by more than five thousand brothers and chambermaids.

Some representative steps of the Holy Week of Granada in 2018 are: the Holy Christ of Consuelo and Holy Mary of Sacromonte (the gypsies); Maria Santísima de la Aurora, María Santísima de la Estrella and María Santísima de la Concepción (who travel the Albaycín) or the Santísimo Christ of the Mercy (the Silence).


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