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Holy Week in Torremolinos

We cannot experience and enjoy the Holy Week this year in our streets and squares because we must take care of you and take care of us… But we want to take you to live our Holy Week and traditions while at home, and soon there will be good days to meet and visit us.
The Holy Week that we want to send you from our town, to accompany you in these days, Spring just begining with longer and sunnier days to encourage us to make plans for the next time, where we will enjoy small and large things together, moments that make us all so happy. We invite you to share our great Holy Week with our brotherhoods and parish churches.
We want to show you the Holy Week in our town, we want to accompany you in these days. Spring is just begining with longer and sunnier days to encourage us to make plans for the future, when we will enjoy small and big things and moments together that make us all so happy. We invite you to share our great Holy Week with our brotherhoods and parish churches.
We miss you and cannot wait to see you again in Torremolinos!.

Processions in Torremolinos

Our land hosts four processions during the Holy Week every year: Palm Sunday, Holy Tuesday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, where the parishes Madre del Buen Consejo and Cristo Resucitado play a big role.
Holy Week is a time when joy and solemnity go hand in hand, bringing all us together, devotees, locals and tourists, eager to know and enjoy our culture and traditions.

Palm Sunday

Following the Christian religion, Palm Sunday is the day when a rotherhood carries the massive throne (“trono” in Spain) of Nuestro Padre Jesús a la Entrada de Jerusalén (Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem) in a procession commonly known as “La Pollinica”.

The traditional blessing and distribution of palms leafs begins at 10:30 h. at Madre del Buen Consejo parish church, then the procession starts at 11:00 h. with all the nazarenes carrying palm leafs, and more than a hundred children wearing ivory colour robes and damask blue colour hoods walking in procession through the historical centre of Torremolinos, that is, Calle San Miguel, Plaza de la Nogalera, Avenida Joan Miró, Calle Europa and many other streets, until their return to the parish church.

The Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem throne carried in procession is preceded by the music band Agrupación Musical Virgen del Carmen (from Torrenueva, in the province of Granada). The throne of the virgin Santa María de la Paz is preceded by Benalmadena Municipal Band.

Holy Tuesday

Another procession of the Holy Week takes place on Holy Tuesday, when the thrones of Cristo Jesús de la Sentencia and Virgen Nuestra Señora del Calvario leave the Cristo Resucitado parish church located in the traditional neighbourhood called El Calvario. After 20:00 h. the thrones will be carried out through the streets of the town until they are back in their church: Calle Rafael Quintana Rosado, Calle Europa, Avenida Isabel Manoja, the centrally located Plaza Costa del Sol, Avenida Palma de Mallorca, Avenida Joan Miró and Calle García de la Serna.
Both thrones are preceded by the music of Malaga band Banda de Música de Cornetas y Tambores de la Reales Cofradías Fusionadas de San Juan.

Holy Tuesday. 

Another procession of the Holy Week takes place on Holy Tuesday, when the thrones of Cristo Jesús de la Sentencia and Virgen Nuestra Señora del Calvario leave the Cristo Resucitado parish church located in the traditional neighbourhood called El Calvario. After 20:00 h. the thrones will be carried out through the streets of the town until they are back in their church: Calle Rafael Quintana Rosado, Calle Europa, Avenida Isabel Manoja, the centrally located Plaza Costa del Sol, Avenida Palma de Mallorca, Avenida Joan Miró and Calle García de la Serna.

Both thrones are preceded by the music of Malaga band Banda de Música de Cornetas y Tambores de la Reales Cofradías Fusionadas de San Juan.

Good Friday

On this day we remember Jesus’ death on the Cross.

Early on Good Friday we make the solemn Way of the Cross departing from La
Carihuela parish church Nuestra Señora del Carmen, carrying the throne of Santísimo Cristo de Los Milagros as Jesus on the cross. The Via Crucis starts at 9:00 h, carrying Cristo de Los Milagros on a tour through the streets of La Carihuela neighbourhood, stopping at each one of the 14 Stations of the Cross to say the selected prayers and reflections.

The members of the brotherhood take the throne of Jesus to the shore while praying in a long-awaited moment.

In the evening, after 19:30 h., the processions of Good Friday will start again from the parish church Madre del Buen Consejo. Women and men of the brotherhood will carry the thrones of Padre Jesús Nazareno and María Santísima de los Dolores. This is one of the most solemn days of the Holy Week to evoke and represent the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

In the evening and part of the night, the brotherhood will carry the thrones (tronos)
through the streets of Torremolinos before returning them to the parish church:
Avenida de los Manantiales, Calle San Miguel, Plaza de la Nogalera, Avenida Joán Miró, Calle García de la Serna towards Cristo Resucitado parish church, Calle Rafael
Quintana Rosado, Avenida Isabel Manoja and Calle Río Arga.

The procession of both thrones will be following music bands: the throne carrying the Lord will be led by Agrupación Musical San Lorenzo Mártir (Malaga Viñeros
Brotherhood), and the throne carrying the Virgin will be led by Banda de Música Felipe Moreno (from Cullar Vega in Granada).

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the last day of the Holy Week, and Torremolinos commemorates Easter or the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The procession departs at 11:30 h. from Cristo Resucitado parish church, and the nazarenes carry the thrones of Jesús Resucitado and Virgen de la Estrella through the streets of El Calvario neighbourhood before taking them back to the parish church:
Calle Rafael Quintana Rosado, Calle Europa, Calle Buenos Aires, Calle Doctor Jiménez Encina and Calle García de la Serna.

Holy Week sweets and desserts

Every home in Torremolinos will enjoy the traditional “torrijas”, made with sugar or honey. You will find torrijas in every cake shop in town these days, as they are typical of the Holy Week, but you will also find “pestiños” and “buñuelos”. We hope you enjoy them in your next visit!.

Here are a few photos from these delicious desserts to enjoy with your family… Why not send us your photos?.

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