Holy Week 2024 in Seville: A unique experience

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Every year, between March and April, Holy Week, one of the most traditional festivities in our country, is celebrated with great emotion. During these days, Spain is transformed. You will discover images of great artistic richness walking the streets by candlelight, among the colors of the flowers, the art of religious sculptures and the sound of the music of the drums.

In the streets of Seville, Holy Week is lived with a unique intensity, more profound than in any other part of the country. If you want to immerse yourself in this cultural and religious spectacle, we have prepared a brief guide with tips to squeeze every moment. From CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés, we invite you to discover how the Sevillian Holy Week is celebrated and to make the most of this unique experience. Welcome to a journey of devotion and tradition in the bowels of Seville!

Enjoy the processions

The streets of Seville come alive during Holy Week with the processions of its main brotherhoods. Each one, such as the Hermandad de la Macarena or the venerated Hermandad del Gran Poder, brings centuries of tradition and devotion. Dressed in distinctive tunics, the members carry sacred pasos, authentic artistic jewels that narrate the passion of Christ. Religious fervor intermingles with the solemnity of the processional marches as the pasos walk through the narrow streets of the city. It is in these moments when the emotion reaches its peak, leaving an indelible mark on those who have the opportunity to live this unique experience in the Sevillian Holy Week.

Here are some of the main processions that will give life to the streets of the city in 2024:

  • La Borriquita: Beginning of the Holy Week, it represents the triumphal entry of Jesus in Jerusalem.
  • Jesús Despojado: It stands out for the beauty of its steps, transmitting the stripping of Christ before the crucifixion.
  • La Hiniesta: One of the most solemn processions, with imposing steps and an atmosphere of deep devotion.
  • La Cena: Commemorates the Last Supper, standing out for the artistic quality of its images.
  • La Paz: A procession of great solemnity that transmits a message of serenity and hope.
  • San Roque: A manifestation of faith that pays homage to this protector saint against plagues and epidemics.
  • La Amargura: Characterized by sobriety and respect, reflecting the suffering of the Virgin Mary.
  • La Estrella: Outstanding for the elegance of its steps, representing the Virgin under the invocation of the Star.

Program, schedules and itineraries of the Holy Week of Seville 2024.

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Photo: Holy Week in CoolRooms Palacio Villapanes by Antonio Bellido

Take the opportunity to visit temples

During Holy Week in Seville, the opportunity to explore the temples is an enriching experience. The main temples and brotherhoods open their doors, offering visitors the chance to admire the impressive religious images and majestic processions that are part of this significant festivity.

The imposing Cathedral of Seville stands out as one of the most significant attractions of Holy Week, housing the famous image of the Christ of the Expiration, known as “El Cachorro”. This visit provides a unique perspective of the devotion and artistic mastery that characterizes this celebration.

Other outstanding temples not to be missed include the Basilica de la Macarena, the Iglesia del Salvador and the Capilla de los Marineros. Touring these emblematic places will further immerse you in the tradition and religious fervor that defines Sevillian Holy Week.

CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés offers an exclusive cofrade route to discover the tradition of the Sevillian Holy Week. Visit the most emblematic Brotherhoods and Brotherhoods of the city, exploring the downtown area, including La Redención, San Isidoro, El Salvador (Brotherhoods of El Amor and La Pasión), and the visit to Paquili, embroiderer and reference of Sevillian craftsmanship. More information.

Photo: Seville Cathedral from the rooftop of CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés

Taste the typical foods of the Sevillian Holy Week

Holy Week in Seville goes beyond the processions and religious rituals; it is also experienced in bars and pastry shops, where people seek rest and revitalization after long hours of participation. Typical dishes of this time, such as fried foods, cod stews and spinach with chickpeas, become authentic delicacies to satisfy the palates during this festivity.

In the pastry shops, pestiños and torrijas are the undisputed protagonists, sweetening the moments of Lent and Holy Week. An essential stop to experience the authentic flavors of Lent in Seville is Manu Jara, in the Triana Market. Here, the torrijas, pestiños and rosquillas are pure craftsmanship, 100% made in his workshop with selected raw materials.

For the occasion, the restaurant of CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés, Los Rincones del Marqués reveals its special Holy Week menu with these typical dishes such as hake with cumin aioli as starter, spinach with chickpeas and cod as main course and for dessert a traditional milk torrija with creamy almond, for only 42 € (starter, main course, dessert and drink included).

Photo: Pestiños

Get to know the city beyond the festivities

Holy Week in Seville is a unique window to get to know the city at its best. Once the processions have left their mark, we encourage you to explore the hidden treasures and daily life that make Seville a charming destination all year round.

Regardless of the time of year, if you come to visit Seville you should not miss its emblems and highlights. Among the most outstanding activities is a guided visit to the Royal Alcazar of Seville, the oldest royal palace in Europe in use. Also, enter the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic temple in the world.

Nor should you miss a stroll through the Santa Cruz neighborhood to see the old Jewish quarter of the city, or walk to the Plaza de España, the unique emblem of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

An excellent way to get to know the city is by bicycle. CoolRooms Palacio de Villapanés offers a bike tour of Seville in collaboration with See by Bike. This 3-hour tour will take you to discover the monuments, neighborhoods and most representative points of the city, as well as its history, legends, culture and the way of life of the Sevillians. Book your experience here.

Photo: Plaza de España, Seville

And to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the exciting Holy Week activities in Seville, we recommend you check out our Perfect Agenda for Holy Week 2024 in Seville.

The Perfect Agenda for Holy Week 2024 in Seville

Welcome to Holy Week in Seville, a unique experience you won’t want to miss! From CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés, we offer you a perfect agenda to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this special celebration. From exciting processions to delicious gastronomic experiences, we will guide you through the best moments that Seville has to offer during this time of the year. Get ready to live an unforgettable Holy Week in the most passionate city in Spain!

Friday of Sorrows. March 22nd.

5:00 p.m. Torrija Confectionery La Campana

7:45 p.m. Christ of the Crown Procession. Cathedral.

9:00 p.m. Dinner Tapas Las Golondrinas in Triana.

11:00 p.m. Calle Pureza. Passion and Death Procession

Christ of the Crown Procession. Catedral.

Passion Saturday. March 23rd.

2:30 p.m. Lunch at Becerrita

7:00 p.m. Procession of San José Obrero. Santuario de los Gitanos.

8:00 p.m. Procession of Cristo de los Desamparados. Plaza de la Campana.

21:30 p.m. Dinner at El Traga. Calle Águilas

Procession of San José Obrebro. José Ángel García

Palm Sunday. 24th March.

12:30 p.m. Brunch at CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés

3:30 p.m. Procession of La Cena in Las Setas

5:00 p.m. Peace Procession in Plaza Nueva

6:30 p.m. Procession of the Star in Calle Reyes Católicos

8:30 p.m. Dinner at Catalina

11:00 p.m. Procession of the Amargura in Las Setas.

00:00 a.m. Entrance of San Roque (5 minutes from CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés).

Brunch del Marqués. CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés

Holy Monday. March 25th.

1:30 p.m. Lunch at Los Rincones del Marqués

2:45 p.m. Departure from Redención. In front of the CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés

5:00 p.m. Procession of San Gonzalo in Calle Reyes Católicos.

7:30 p.m. Procession of Las Aguas in Calle Reyes Católicos.

9:00 p.m. Dinner at Justa y Rufina

11:00 p.m. Procession of Vera Cruz in Calle Orfila.

00:00 a.m. Procession of San Vicente in Plaza de la Campana.

01:00 a.m. Procession of El Museo in Calle Gravina.

Los Rincones del Marqués

Holy Tuesday. March 26th.

2:00 p.m. Lunch at Los Rincones del Marqués.

3:30 p.m. Procession of San Benito in Calle Santiago.

5:30 p.m. Procession of La Candelaria in Plaza de la Alfalfa.

7:00 p.m. Departure of the Procession of the Students from the University of Seville.

8:30 p.m. Procession of Santa Cruz in Plaza del Triunfo.

10:00 p.m. Dinner at La Azotea in Calle Mateos Gago.

10:30 p.m. Procession of Dulce Nombre in Plaza del Salvador.

00:00 a.m. Procession of Los Javieres in Plaza del Salvador.

La Azotea. Calle Mateos Gago

Holy Wednesday. March 27th.

2:00 p.m. Lunch at Los Rincones del Marqués.

3:30 p.m. Procession of La Sed in Calle Santiago.

5:00 p.m. Procession of San Bernardo in Plaza del Salvador.

6:30 p.m. Procession of La Lanzado in Calle Trajano.

8:30 p.m. Procession of Las Siete Palabras in Plaza de la Gavidia.

9:30 p.m. Dinner at Az-Zait Restaurant.

11:30 p.m. Procession of the Buen Fin in Calle San Vicente

01:00 a.m. Procession of El Cristo de Burgos in Plaza de la Alfalfa.

Az-Zait Restaurant

Holy Thursday. March 28th.

1:30 p.m. Lunch at Los Rincones del Marqués.

3:00 p.m. Departure of the Procession of Los Negritos. Calle Recaredo (5 minutes from CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés).

5:00 p.m. Procession of La Exaltación in Calle Laraña.

7:00 p.m. Procession of El Valle. Calle Laraña.

9:00 p.m. Dinner at La Barra de Catalina. Plaza de la Alfalfa.

11:30 p.m. Procession of Las Cigarreras on the Bridge of San Telmo.

00:00 a.m. Entrance of the Passion Procession in the Plaza de El Salvador.

Procession of Los Negritos. Calle Recaredo

La Madrugá.

2:00 a.m. Procession of La Esperanza de Triana in Calle Reyes Católicos.

5:00 a.m. Procession of El Gran Poder in Calle Reyes Católicos.

7:00 a.m. Procession of La Macarena in Las Setas.

9:30 a.m. Procession of Los Gitanos in Plaza Cristo de Burgos.

Procession of El Gran Poder. Calle Reyes Católicos.

Holy Friday. March 29th.

2:00 p.m. Lunch at La Quinta in Plaza Padre Jerónimo de Córdoba.

5:30 p.m. Procession of El Cachorro in Calle Reyes Católicos.

6:30 p.m. Procession of La O in Calle Reyes Católicos.

8:30 p.m. Departure of the Procession of Monserrat in Calle San Pablo.

9:30 p.m. Dinner at Taberna Dos de Mayo in Plaza de la Gavidia.

11:00 p.m. Procession of San Isidoro in Cuesta del Rosario.

00:00 a.m. Procession of the Mortaja in Cuesta del Rosario.

Taberna Dos de Mayo. Plaza de la Gavidia

Holy Saturday. 30 March.

2:00 p.m. Lunch at El Rinconcillo.

3:30 p.m. Departure of the Procession of Los Servitas in Plaza de San Marcos.

5:00 p.m. Procession of the Trinity along Calle Laraña.

7:00 p.m. Procession of the Sun in Calle San Gregorio.

8:30 p.m. Dinner at La Isla. Calle Arfe.

11:00 p.m. Procession of the Soledad de San Lorenzo in Plaza del Salvador.

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Resurrection Sunday. March 31st.

10:00 a.m. Procession of El Resucitado in La Alameda de Hércules.

1:00 p.m. Procession of the Resurrected in Cuesta del Rosario.

2:30 p.m. Lunch at Juan Palomo in Calle Huelva.


Holy Week in Seville is an incomparable experience full of emotion, tradition and beauty. From CoolRooms Palacio Villapanés, we hope this agenda has inspired you to immerse yourself in the magic of this unique festivity. Thank you for joining us on this journey and we hope to see you soon in Seville to live unforgettable moments together!