Semana Santa in Seville is a highly spiritual festivity, with very distinctive aesthetics and religious processions parading around every corner of the city center all around the clock.
From Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday, the air will be scented with the intense Easter incense and the cobblestone streets covered in wax from the burning candles held during the penitent rituals. Some of the most important processions are those of El Museo, departing from the Fine Arts Museum on Holy Monday; El Silencio, and The Holy Burial, both taking place on Good Friday.
While the city will be bustling with people and the crowds will take over the main streets, this could be a good opportunity to visit other places of interest, such as the popular Parque de María Luisa.
In spite of being located in a central area, this park feels like an oasis for its lush vegetation, ponds and fountains. This is a lovely area for an inspiring walk, while also being a place of significant cultural importance, since the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 took place in these premises. Many of the original buildings and architecture are still preserved in such a way that it almost feels like time-traveling. In addition to that, there are some local museums that can be visited, such as the Archaeological Museum or the Museum of Arts and Popular Customs of Seville.
Crossing the river to visit the Isla de la Cartuja could be another option. The views, the vast public space and the modern architecture are some of the attractions of this area. A bike ride and a picnic by the river on a sunny day will be a perfect plan for those seeking some open space to relax. Plácido y Grata offers the possibility to rent Veloretti bikes for a day exploring the city on wheels, which will be especially convenient thanks to the many bike lanes that can be found in the city.