Seven Easter societies stage their processions of Malaga in Palm Sunday, parading a total of twelve shoulder-borne floats or tronos. Excitement and colour are the watchwords on this first day of Holy Week of Malaga.
- Morning -
Those who wish to experience all of the sensations that the day has to offer are advised to make an early start. At eight o' clock, the image of La Virgen de Lágrimas y Favores leaves the church of San Juan; the highlight of the procession of this strikingly beautiful trono is its passage through the Plaza de Félix Sáenz.
After a hearty breakfast, we suggest that you wait near the cathedral in order to see the departure of La Pollinica from El Patio de los Naranjos and share in the joy of the children bearing palms as they herald Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.
The rest of the morning may be spent visiting the temples of some of the societies whose processions take place in the afternoon and evening or watching the first legion guard accompanying El Cristo de la Buena Muerte at the church of Santo Domingo.
- Afternoon/Evening -
After a light tapa lunch at one of the bars in the old town centre, you should head for Plaza de Capuchinos to see the procession of El Señor de la Soledad at 15:00; the statue beauty of this image and the attention to detail in the Jewish guard that accompanies it are a wonder to behold.
Make your way to the Molinillo district to witness the difficult departure of El Señor de la Salutación from the church of San Felipe Neri at 16:30 or follow this procession in the area near Las Carmelitas Convent (17:30).
Afterwards, take up your position on the Puente de la Aurora bridge at around 18:30 to admire the images of La Salud as they emerge from the Trinidad district and cross the River Guadalmedina before setting off on their official route.
By 20:00, we should be at the cathedral to see La Humildad on parade inside. We recommend dinner at one of the many restaurants to be found in this area.
- Night -
At around 22:00, you should be at the Esperanza bridge to see the magnificent tronos paraded by El Huerto. Finally, we suggest that you accompany El Prendimiento from Calle Dos Aceras (23:45) until it lays its trono to rest before a mass audience near the Conservatorio Superior de Música.