The ‘madruga’ experience: an Andaluz midnight Easter procession

By Alissa Greenberg

This crying Maria presides over the 4 am ‘madruga’ processions in Linares


The first time I heard about the madruga processions in Semana Santa when a friend mentioned casually that if I thought Easter was intense here (and by “here”... Read More

The mystery and power of Malagueño Easter processions

By Paloma Fernández Durán

La Esperanza trono, carried on the shoulders of the admiring throng.

If you’re interested in seeing Semana Santa at its most intense, seek no further than Málaga: many Malagueños count the days until Semana Santa throughout... Read More

Easter processions in Castilla La Mancha

By Toni Galbany

A traditional Semana Santa processions passes the town hall in Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha.


Castilla La Mancha is a land of windmills, forgotten battles, and dusty castles. Here, the heart of Spain beats with the procession of floats and... Read More