10 mar Holy Week full of Pasion in Cordoba
Holy Week in Cordoba is silent and solemn. The streets fill up with processions, with clouds of incense wafting up into the air in the dim light of the candles carried by the Nazarenos (those who take part in the processions). There is a solemn, religious atmosphere which is an ideal backdrop for reflection in the company of others. From time to time, it is possible to hear a saeta (religious song) sung by a pious member of the public, a spontaneous demonstration of faith with a long historical tradition. The processions take place against the stunning backdrop of the Historic Quarter of Cordoba, a World Heritage Site, making it into one of the most remarkable events in Andalusia.
One of the most widely revered images is El Rescatado, which is taken out on procession on Easter Sunday; on the Monday of Easter Week, el Cristo del Remedio de Ánimas; Nuestra Señora de la Paz y la Esperanza, is taken on procession on the Wednesday; Nuestra Señora de las Angustias is taken out on Holy Thursday; El Esparraguero on Holy Thursday; La Virgen de los Dolores on Good Friday, and is also honoured on the Friday before Palm Sunday.
There are 35 Brotherhoods of Penitents who organise the processions, some of which go back several centuries, and which all attract public of all ages.
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