Little Girl at the Easter Parade in Malaga, Spain

Little Girl at the Easter Parade in Malaga, Spain

The Holy Week has been observed for five centuries in Málaga. Processions start on Palm Sunday and continue until Easter Sunday.

Famous is the royal archbrotherhood of Our-Lady of Hope Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza. They have more than 5000 members and 600 nazarenos. These tronos highlight the processions that go through the streets led by penitents dressed in long robes, with capirote, followed by women in black carrying candles.

Drums and trumpets play music and occasionally someone spontaneously sings a mournful saeta dedicated to the floats as they make their way slowly round the streets.