Semana Santa, Sevilla
In the footsteps of tradition
A festival of colour and emotion and a whirlwind of faith, Semana Santa in Spain is a time of the year when contemplation and community co-exist with a fervour that, for many, takes on a form of being that can only be seen to be believed. All over Spain, in villages, towns and isolated hamlets, representations of the week of passion are paraded through the streets to be silently and respectfully greeted by the assembled masses.
In Seville, passions reach a climax of intensity and the outpouring of belief is almost palpable in the air. The additional influx of a million extra people in the narrow streets of the capital of Andalusia makes the whole week an unforgettable experience.