Prelude to Holy Week, Seville, Spain

Procession of a Paso

Holy Week is woven into the culture of Seville and southern Spain. Ornate floats,  or pasos, are carried through the streets from local churches to the Cathedral.  Though it is Friday and Holy Week doesn’t start for two days, I saw a small procession tonight. Apparently, neighborhoods that aren’t in processions that enter the Cathedral parade the paso early. The paso is carried on poles by groups of men that can range from 20 to 50, depending on the size and weight of the paso.  The men are hidden under the hanging side drapes.

A paso dealing with the crucifixion is always first in a procession. Tonight it was the only one.


Culture, religion, Travel


Hi Marie. I’m in Córdoba, where I live, very near you! Enjoy the Holy Week processions💟 I’m not a great fan of the processions, so I’ll be heading for the beach soon for a short holiday.

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I’m leaving Seville tomorrow for Barcelona, so I will miss the processions. My tour ended today. We were in Cordoba for a few hours on Tuesday, on our way from Granada to Seville.. I loved the mosque/cathedral. I wish we had spent more time. Enjoy the beach!

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