Immerse yourself in Seville’s rich traditions and cultural legacy, and discover all the exciting plans this city has to offer, from learning about its history to experiencing its vibrant atmosphere on the streets.
La Semana Santa (Holy Week) starts on Palm Sunday. From that day on, it’s all about the processions wending their way through the streets of the city centre – a tradition that still keeps its essence and character intact since the 16th century.
Visiting Seville during these days is a unique experience: it’s a demonstration of piety, artistic display, and craft culture that gives the sensation of travelling through time.
There are daily processions that follow their own route, although they all must go through the so-called “Carrera Oficial” (the Official Route), which is established for all those finishing at the Cathedral. Beyond the religious beliefs of the visitors, during these days, Seville becomes an open exhibition of great sculptural works and religious art from the Baroque period, which is of great interest. Coupled with the show of synchronized light, movement, and music, it is a real display of work and effort that inspires a myriad of emotions in the audience.
Plácido y Grata Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Hence, you can enjoy all the processions passing nearby and feel the immersion that they entail for this city and its people. Just a few steps away from Plácido y Grata, you can find the start of the Official Route and some churches from where some processions depart as well.
During your stay in Seville, there are other options to explore. If you’re looking for a simple plan, you can take a nice walk along the Guadalquivir River or go on a riverboat cruise. From there, you can see some of the city’s most beautiful sights, such as the Palacio de San Telmo (San Telmo Palace), the Torre del Oro (Golden Tower), and the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza (Maestranza Bullring).
A fun plan for the whole family could be visiting Alamillo Park with the kids, organizing a picnic, and playing on the field. After that, you can stop by Plácido y Grata’s café to get a sweet treat from Pablo Conesa’s Alternative Bakery. You can enjoy it right there or get it to take away and go for a walk.
If you are interested in arts and culture, you can visit some museums that are open on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, such as the CAAC (Contemporary Arts Museum) or Caixaforum. And if you wish to attend a classical music event, then check out the programme at La Maestranza Theatre during this time.
Come and visit us at Plácido y Grata Hotel to enjoy an inspiring Easter holiday.
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