Holy Week is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Spanish calendar. There's still time to grab a cheap flight to Malaga to catch the festival running from Sunday March 24 till March 31. This year is sure to be one to remember as locals and tourists alike join together to celebrate the life of Jesus.
Holy week in Malaga is very different to other Spanish towns. Whereas Passion Week is noted with meditation and silence in Malaga you'll see happiness, noise and cheer with processions and singing.
There is a real festival atmosphere with elaborate thrones are carried along the procession route lit with candles and adorned with flowers. The streets are lined with people who gather to applaud their favourite floats.
The people of Malaga are no less devoted than their compatriots but they celebrate their faith in a much more vocal way than the more sombre displays seen around Spain.
Santa Maria Cathedral
Malaga is a popular destination due to the high number of high number of budget airlines that fly here and. As well as the wonderful Holy Week celebrations there are plenty of other sightseeing opportunities, restaurants and the added advantage of a beach this city really does have it all. If you're planning a quick break away this could be the destination for you.
Museo Picasso M??laga
After the processions, floats, music and singing has died down there is plenty of rich heritage to immerse yourself in. The Museo Picasso M??laga celebrates the life of its greatest son Pablo Ruiz Picasso. It is one of many around the world's many Picasso museums this one can boast 285 works donated by members of the legendary artist's family.
Dolphin watching in Gibraltar
Dolphins in Gibraltar
A benefit of Malaga is its proximity to neighbouring Gibraltar which makes for a fascinating day trip. Just a two hour coach journey across the border and you can experience the famous Rock of Gibraltar from which you can climb to marvel at the views of Spanish and Moroccan coastlines. There are several dolphin-watching cruises in the waters. Home to three different species of dolphin they cruises often deliver those magic moments of the beautiful creatures.
So head to Malaga this March and be part of centuries of tradition with Holy Week before heading out to sample all that this wonderful Spanish city has to offer.
Author’s Bio:??Jenni is a travel writer who spends the summer months seeking out the best festivals all over Europe. From village fates in the Pyrenees Mountains to rock festivals in the UK, she attends and writes about her experiences and gives recommendations to fellow festival goers through blogging.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post