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Easter devotion hits the streets of Malaga

Easter devotion hits the streets of Malaga
/ SALVADOR SALAS
  • Holy Week brings crowds into the city as brotherhoods line up for their annual processions

Holy Week processions and other events have brought crowds into Malaga this week, as dozens of brotherhoods carry their images of Christ and Our Lady through the streets in their annual processions.

Early in the morning of Holy Monday, thousands of people gathered outside San Pablo church to see the images of Jesús Cautivo and María Santísima de la Trinidad brought from their chapel. That evening, processions of Jesús de la Columna, María Santísima de la O and 'Los Gitanos', the joyful gypsy procession which begins at Calle Frailes, took place.

Another important moment in Malaga was on Wednesday, when a prisoner was released by Nuestro Padre Jesús El Rico. This privilege was granted by Carlos III when there was an epidemic of cholera in Malaga and people were not able to go out. Some prisoners managed to escape from the local jail, carried the image of Christ through the streets, and then returned voluntarily to prison.

Thursday morning is also popular in Malaga, when people go to the port to watch the Legion disembark from their ship.

In Malaga province, Holy Week is classified as being especially interesting for tourists in Alhaurín de la Torre, Antequera, Archidona, Arriate, Campillos, Riogordo, Ronda and Vélez-Málaga.