Semana Santa 2020 Holy Week Seville

Passion and Mystery at one of the most intense events to take place in Spain during Easter each year.

  • Event Dates

    From: April 5, 2020
    To: April 12, 2020

  • Key Highlights

    The Good Friday procession is possibly the most poignant of all the processions taking place during Semana Santa. If you are in the city during the weeks leading up to the event you can also watch the practice parades.

  • Plan Ahead!

    Seville is a busy year round destination, especially during the Summer season and at key festivals and parties, so book in advance to get the best rate.

Semana Santa – Easter in Seville

Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is both a demonstration of religiosity and an artistic and ethnographic show presenting the greatest achievements of our city’s sculpture and crafts.

When the works of art are taken to the streets – This event highlights both spiritual and cultural emotions, as well as admiration for the works of art. Each step shows you works by formidable sculptors, from the Baroque era to present day.

The scenes you can see in the streets of Seville will seem immutable in time. This is one of the things that most often attracts the attention of the people who discover Semana Santa: the sensation of traveling through the centuries.

The procession is carried through the city centre – The entourage that accompanies these religious icons is mainly led by the Nazarenes, whose faces are covered as a sign of penitence. These processions run through the centre of the city, from its church to the Cathedral, completing the so-called “Carrera Oficial”, and providing fabulous moments full of details until late at night. The largest historical area in Spain is filled this week with the coming and going of the church brotherhoods (cofradías).

A city filled with mystique – Some processions are silent, while others are filled with a passionate fervor. For example, the solemn experience that you get when watching the Gran Poder is very different from the overflowing emotion that La Macarena will provide.

The streets of Seville are as lively as ever. Enjoy a stroll filled with the scent of orange blossoms and incense that float through the air.

The city is specially decorated for this time of year for the passage of the brotherhoods, and also for the thousands of visitors.

In Seville, Semana Santa is, in short, a phenomenon that was born long ago that, for different reasons, has remained extraordinarily faithful in modern times. It is a shocking experience, always surprising and will stir feelings inside you, whether you are religious or not. It is not to be missed.

Gay Map of Seville

Gay Bars and clubs in Seville can be found in close to or in the centre of Alameda de Hércules. Most of the best hotels are located just a short walk from the gay scene.

Video Of Semana Santa

Highlights of the Semana Santa Seville

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Recommended Hotels in Seville

Seville is a compact city and is easy to explore on foot. Most of the major attractions are located in the centre of the city. The gay bars and clubs are all located close to the Alameda de Hércules.

H10 Corregidor
Perfect Location

H10 Corregidor

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Close to all the gay bars and clubs.

One Shot
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Hotel One Shot has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and rooms with free WiFi access. Old town is a great choice for architecture and tapas.

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Luxury Collection

Hotel Alfonso XIII

One of Spain’s most prestigious hotels, Hotel Alfonso XIII – A Luxury Collection Hotel is located next to Seville’s Real Alcazares with stunning views.

EME Catedral Hotel
Stunning views

EME Catedral Hotel

The stylish EME Catedral is located next to Seville Cathedral and 60 m from La Giralda. It offers a rooftop swimming pool and bar and great location.

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