Easter holidays are perfect to enjoy blue skies and warm weather, meaning there is nothing better than visiting Spain! You can enjoy the Spanish traditions celebrated during the Holy Week. Colourful streets and delicious dishes that will make you fall in love with the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Sevilla is one of the best choices if you want to enjoy the Spanish traditions. It is located in the south of Spain and it is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalucía.
The Holy Week of Sevilla is well-known all over the country, being one of the city’s two biggest annual festivals, the other being “Feria de Abril”. During this festivity, there are many processions where images of Jesus Christ and the Virgin are represented using wooden or wax sculptures. These are carried by the “hermandades” and “cofradías”, which are religious brotherhoods.
During this week, the streets are full of music, colourful decoration and people enjoying the terraces and the delicious Spanish tapas, as Olives from Spain, which are typical from Sevilla.
The Holy Week celebration in Valencia is called “Semana Santa Marinera”, which is translated to “Maritim Holy Week”. The reason is that this festivity takes place in neighbourhoods next to the Mediterranean Sea. For the processions, it is typical to represent scenes of the life of Jesus Christ while traditional music is being played.
Moreover, the city of Valencia is perfect for walking around the city centre because it is quite small. So, there is no need to take any transport to visit the main tourist attractions. And, once you are tired, you can go close to the coast and order a delicious paella!
However, if what you are looking for is spending some days far from the crowded cities you can visit the towns around Valencia. You can go hiking and enjoy the peace of nature with your family and friends.
Toledo has a beautiful old town with more than 100 monuments. It is known as the “city of the three cultures”, as Muslims, Christians and Jews lived in the city for centuries. Moreover, it was the principal court of King Carlos I of Spain. Know all the traditions and legends while enjoying city tours around the entangled and narrow streets.
This city is perfect for people who are looking for a quiet trip. The Holy Week of Toledo is celebrated in a different way. Far from the splendorous processions of Sevilla, in Toledo, these celebrations are more austere and quieter.
However, its gastronomy is nothing but flavourful. Due to the cold weather in winter, one of the most common and famous dishes is a good filling stew. Try the partridge stew and chickpeas stew with vegetables and different types of meat. And if you want a sweet bite to try the famous marzipan from Toledo. You won’t regret it!