Holy Week in Málaga, which has been declared to be of International Tourist Interest, is an extremely important religious, social and cultural event. Statues are carried on floats, known as tronos, unlike other holy weeks in Spain. This century-old tradition has a great artistic wealth.
The floats are different to those of other cities, which are known as pasos and are carried by costaleros, while the floats in Málaga are carried by hombres de trono, who place their shoulders under the float's structure. Málaga stands out for the grandeur and large size of its floats.
Málaga during Holy Week
Holy Week in Málaga is the perfect opportunity to discover the passion behind this religious tradition, in a unique setting of colourful streets, full of the smell of incense.
If you visit Málaga during Holy Week, you will find that its squares and streets become the stage that represents the different chapters in the life and death of Jesus. Each procession usually includes two floats and is accompanied by Nazarenes and offerings. It is common for State Security and Military Forces to escort the sacred statues.
Brotherhoods and fraternities parade the figures of Jesus and the Virgin, and they fervently re-enact scenes of the passion and resurrection of Christ, while a large number of tourists and worshippers fill the streets.
Málaga has a very unique way of experiencing and understanding the Passion, Death and resurrection of Jesus. The unique character of the people of Málaga, being a cosmopolitan city, is also reflected in the Holy Week processions that, which you absolutely can't miss.
Holy Week in Málaga is the perfect opportunity to discover the Costa del Sol's capital city
Holy Week is the perfect time to disconnect from the daily grind and, at the same time, to take advantage of the great weather and the beach. Besides enjoying the processions, you can also take the opportunity to have an unforgettable stay in the capital of the Costa del Sol, thanks to the wide range of hotels and accommodation on offer. It's the perfect place to enjoy the city's religious atmosphere and to explore each and every corner.
This century-old, unique tradition has distinguishing features that have not changed over the years. Come and enjoy a unique experience in the capital of the Costa del Sol.