The processions in Málaga
The processions, organised by brotherhoods, are parades with giant floats carrying the sacred figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Members of the brotherhoods carry the floats through the streets and also walk in front of them, accompanied by the pounding of drums and music. The participants all wear traditional religious gowns and pointy hats.
These processions mark the commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ, and it is one of the most stunning and sentimental holidays in Spain.
There are about 40 processions in total, so it is advisable to choose 2 or 3 and make an effort to watch these. Each procession starts and ends at different churches or chapels, but they all travel the same path along the Alameda Principal, Calle Larios, and the beginning of Calle Granada. They all pass the Cathedral as well.
They take several hours, as the floats are very heavy, and the bearers can only carry them for short periods of time.