Easter Week in Marbella programme 2017

Easter week (Semana Santa) in Marbella is something everyone should enjoy. The spectacle, the culture and the tradition will enthrall all who see it. The processions start joyous with Jesus’s arrival in Jerusalem and become more sombre as the week progresses.

Please find below a full programme of processions for 2017:

April 9 Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos)

Jesus arrives in Jerusalem.
The procession leaves the Chapel San Juan de Dios at 18.00 with 2 tronos.
The first is carried by 60 men. The tunics are white with overlay and 250 Nazarenos (mostly children) dressed on Pharaoh green stripes, red & white accompanied by the band. The second is carried by 54 men in white and green accompanied by the Alhaurin de la Torre ‘Los Moraos’ band.
Route:
Calle San Juan de Dios, Plaza José Palomo, Calle Enrique del Castillo, Avda. Ramón y Cajal, Calle Huerta Chica, Calle Peral, Plaza Puente Ronda, Calle Remedios, Calle Virgen de los Dolores, Calle Ortiz de Molinillo, Calle Carmen, Plaza de la Iglesia, Calle Trinidad, Plaza Santo Sepulcro, Calle Salinas, Calle Arte, Calle  Dr. Maíz Viñals, Plaza Puente Málaga, Avda. Nabeúl, Calle Marques de Nájera, Plaza Practicante Manuel Cantos, Calle Tetuán, Calle Enrique del Castillo, Plaza José Palomo, Calle San Juan de Dios y a su templo.

April 10 Monday (Lunes Santo)

Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged. The soldiers braided a crown of thorns, put it on his head and threw a purple cloak over him.
The procession leaves the Chapel Ermita Santo Cristo at 20.30 with 2 Tronos
The first is carried by 42 men dressed in green with white hoods and accompanied by the Musical La Pollinica band. The second is carried by 42 men dressed in white and green accompanied by the Música San Isidro Labrador band.
Route:
Capilla Santo Cristo, Plaza Santo Cristo, Calle Ancha, Puente de Ronda, Calle Remedios, Calle Virgen de los Dolores, Calle Ortiz de Molinillo, Calle Carmen, Plaza de la Iglesia, Estación de Penitencia en la Parroquia de Ntra. La Encarnación, Calle Trinidad, Calle Salinas, Calle Arte, Calle Portada, Calle Lobata, Calle Atarazana, Calle Postigo, Calle Salvador Rueda, Calle San Francisco, Calle Leganitos, Calle Aduar, Calle Peral, Puente Ronda, Calle Ancha, Plaza del Santo Cristo y a su templo.

April 11 Tuesday (Martes Santo)

Judas kisses Jesus and laid his hands on him.
The procession leaves the Plaza de la Iglesia @ 21.00 with 3 Tronos
The first is carried by 60 men dressed in tunics which are black edged, accompanied by a band of bugles and drums. The second is carried by 50 women and accompanied by a band of bugles and drums. The third is carried by 60 men in black tunics and accompanied by the Asociación Musical de Olvera band.
Route:
Plaza de la Iglesia, Calle Carmen, Plaza General Chinchilla, Plaza de Los Naranjos, Calle Estación, Plaza de la Victoria, Calle Pedraza, Avda. Ramón y Cajal, Calle Félix Rodriguez de la Fuente, Avda.Nabeul, Puente de Málaga (Tribuna @ 22.45), Calle Arte, Calle Ortada, Calle Chorrón, Plaza Puente Ronda, Calle Peral, Calle Huerta Chica, Plaza de laVictoria, Calle Estación, Plaza de Los Naranjos, Plaza General Chinchilla, Calle Carmen, Plaza de la Iglesia a su Templo (Parroquia Ntra. Srade la Encarnación).

April 12 Wednesday (Miércoles Santo)

Following the decision to crucify him, Jesus carries the cross.
The procession leaves Plaza de la Iglesia at 20.30 with 2 Tronos
The first is carried by 120 men, accompanied by the musical group Virgen del Carmen of Sevilla band. The tunics are purple and Pharaohs are of the same colour. With 50 Mantillas and 225 Nazarenes. The second is carried by 120 men and accompanied by the Banda de Música Vera Cruz de Estepona band. Their tunics are blue and white.
Route:
Parroquia Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnación, Calle Trinidad, Calle Salinas, Calle Arte, Pza.Puente Málaga (Petición de Venia @ 21:15), Avda. Nabeul, Calle Marqués de Nájera, Pza. Practicante Manuel Cantos, Calle Tetuán, Avda. Ramón y Cajal, Calle Huerta Chica, Calle Peral, Pza. Puente de Ronda, Calle Chorrón, Calle Portada, Calle Arte, Calle Salinas, Pza. del Santo Sepulcro, Calle Trinidad y a su Templo.

April 13 Thursday (Jueves Santo)

The first procession leaves Ermita del Calvario at 18.00 with 2 Tronos
The first is carried by 90 men accompanied by a band of bugles and drums from Torremolinos. Their tunics are black and Bordeaux and 90 Nazarenes. The second is carried by 100 men and accompanied by the Asociación Musical Virgen de la angustias of Granada band. Their tunics are black and turquoise and 70 Nazarenes.
Route:
Plaza de la Ermita, Calle Huerta Belón, Avda. del Calvario, Calle Jacinto Benavente, Calle Castillejos, Calle Peral, Plaza Puente Ronda, Calle Chorrón, Calle Portada, Calle Arte, Calle Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno, Puente Málaga, Avda. Nabeul, Calle Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Avda. Ramón y Cajal, Calle Huerta Chica, Calle Castillejos, Calle Jacinto Benavente, Avda. del Calvario, Calle Huerta Belón, Plaza de la Ermita y a su templo. 

April 13 Thursday (Jueves Santo)

The second procession leaves the Chapel Ermita de Santiago at 20.00 with 3 Tronos
The release of a prisoner takes place in Plaza de los Naranjos as the procession begins.
The first is carried by 75 men and accompanied by a Torremolinos band. Their tunics are red. The second is carried by 60 men and accompanied by the Virgin de la Angustias de Granada band. Their tunics are green. The third is carried by 80 men and accompanied by the Asociación Cultural Musical “La Lira” de Iznajar band. Their tunics are white and red.
Route:
Plaza de Los Naranjos (liberación del preso), Calle Estación, Plaza de la Victoria, Calle Huerta Chica, Calle Peral, Puente de Ronda, Calle Chorrón, Calle Portada, Calle Arte, Puente Málaga; Avda. Nabeul, Calle Felix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Avda. Ramón y Cajal, Calle Huerta Chica, Plaza de la Victoria, Calle Estación, Plaza de los Naranjos.

April 14 Friday (Viernes Santo)

They take the body of Jesus and lay it to rest.
The first procession leaves the Chapel Santo Sepulcro at 21.00 with 1 Trono
Carried by 65 men accompanied by the Alejandro Farnesio band. Their tunics are black. From 13.00 – 15.00, the Santo Cristo will be guarded by members of the Third Legion.
Route:
Plaza Santo Sepulcro, Calle Trinidad, Plaza de la Iglesia, Calle Carmen, Calle Ortiz de Molinillo, Calle Virgen de los Dolores, Calle Remedios, Puente de Ronda, Calle Ancha, Plaza Santo Cristo, Calle San Francisco, Calle Salvador Rueda, Avda. Juan Alameda, Pza. Puente Málaga, Avda. Nabeul, Calle Marqués de Nájera, Pza. Practicante Manuel Cantos, Calle Tetuán, Avda. Ramón y Cajal, Calle Huerta Chica, Plaza de la Victoria, Calle Estación, Plaza de los Naranjos, Plaza General Chinchilla, Calle Carmen, Plaza de la Iglesia, Calle Trinidad, Plaza del Santo Sepulcro y Encierro.

April 14 Friday (Viernes Santo)

Silent procession with 1 Trono
The second (silent) procession leaves the Iglesia de la Encarnacion @ 22.00
Carried by 65 men in black tunics.
Route:
Plaza de la Iglesia, C/ Carmen, C/ Ortiz de Molinillo, C/ Virgen de los Dolores, C/ Remedios, Plaza Puente Ronda, C/ Ancha, C/ San Francisco, C/ Salvador Rueda, C/ Juan Alameda, Plaza Puente de Málaga, Avda. Nabeul, C/ Marqués de Nájera, Plaza Practicante Manuel Cantos, C/ Tetuán, C/ Enrique del Castillo, Avda. Ramón y Cajal, C/ Huerta Chica, Plaza de la Victoria, C/ Estación, Plaza de los Naranjos, Plaza General Chinchilla, C/ Carmen, Plaza de la Iglesia, y a su templo.

April 16 Easter Sunday (Domingo de Resurrección)

The resurrection of Jesus.
There is a mass at the Iglesia de la Encarnacion at 11.00. The procession leaves the Iglesia de la Encarnacion at 11.45 with 2 Tronos.
The first is carried by 50 and the second by 60. Both accompanied by La Pollinica and Vera Cruz de Estepona bands.
Route:
Salida Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, Plaza de la Iglesia, Calle Carmen, Plaza General Chinchilla, Plaza de los Naranjos, Calle Estación, Plaza de la Victoria, Calle Huerta Chica, Avda. Ramón y Cajal, Calle Felix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Avda. Nabeul, Puente de Málaga, Calle Arte, Calle Salinas, Calle Trinidad, Plaza de la Iglesia y a su templo.

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