Easter in Nerja – 2020

Easter in Nerja - 2020

Easter in Nerja - 2020

 

Otherwise known in English as Holy Week, Semana Santa is a busy period in most of Spain's towns, cities and villages with Nerja being no exception.

Religion may play a small part in many Spaniards lives, however, Easter continues to be a very significant public holiday and display of the religious roots of Spain. Every procession possesses its own significance and mood. This is the culmination of much work by the different brotherhoods that take such an integral role as part of each town’s celebrations.

In Nerja the ‘Brotherhood of Jesus of Nazareth’ and the ‘Infant Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus and Saint Mary of the unprotected’ are just two of the organizations that, along with others, take on important roles throughout one of the town’s biggest annual festivals, by staging processions of religious idols through the narrow streets.

These events are steeped in hundreds of years of tradition and combined with the strong Christian symbolism in each ritual make for very atmospheric occasions. The combination of the crowds that line each parade route, the incense, music played by the municipal band and the pretty, narrow streets of Nerja make it a beautiful spectacle for any visitor to see whilst they’re here and offers aside to this pretty sea and sand town that you might not expect whilst lazing around on the beach.

Easter in Nerja - Tip

The Easter Sunday procession is a must-watch if you do happen to be in Nerja this Easter. It passes through a street in the old town, Calle Carretas. We recommend you take a place here to view the procession. It is away from the masses of tourists that gather on the Balcon de Europa and you still feel the authenticity and immersion of the parade.

Events Timetable 2020

Please note that the times below are from last Easter and may change in the weeks leading up to the celebrations beginning.

Palm Sunday - 5th April

11:30 - Blessing of the Palms at the Chapel of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias followed by a Procession along the following route: Pza Ermita, C/ Angustias, C/ Pintada, C/ Puerta del Mar, Paseo Balcón de Europa and Church of El Salvador.

12:00 - Mass at the Church of El Salvador, Balcón de Europa.

20:00 - Mass at the Church of El Salvador, Balcón de Europa.

Easter Wednesday - 8th April

19.30 - The procession of Jesús Cautivo & Holy Virgin Maria Santisima de los Desamparados. The route for this event is as follows: Church of El Salvador, C/ Puerta del Mar, C/ Pintada, C/ Angustias, Plaza de la Ermita, C/ Granada, Plaza Cavana Paseo Balcón de Europa.

Maundy Thursday - 9th April

18:00 - Mass at the Church of El Salvador.

21:00 - The procession of Jesus of Nazareth and the Holy Virgin of Hope The route is as follows: Church of El Salvador, C /Puerta del Mar, C/ Pintada, Plaza Cantarero, C/ Mendez Nuñez, C/ Bronce, C/ La Cruz, C/ Ánimas, C/ Granada, Plaza Cavana, C/ Carmen and the Balcón de Europa.

Good Friday - 10th April

18:00 - Mass at the Church of El Salvador.

21:00 - The procession of the Burial of Christ and the Holy Virgin of Dolores (Virgin of Sorrows). Same itinerary as Maundy Thursday.

Easter Sunday - 12th April

11:00 - Mass at the Church of El Salvador.

12:00 - The procession of Christ Resurrected and Holy Mary. The route for this event is as follows: Balcón de Europa, C/ Puerta del Mar, C/Pintada, C/ Arropiero, C/ Huertos, C/ Frigiliana, C/ Carretas, C/Pintada C/ Angustias, Plaza Ermita, C/ Granada, C/ Carmen, Balcón de Europa.

So, why not visit Hotel Casa Jardin this Easter? For more information on our rooms, click here. To book your next stay, click here.