Easter week in GranadaFestivity of International Tourist Interest
Monumental settings for a colourful and memorable celebration. There are numerous unforgettable moments in the Easter celebrations in Granada, in which 32 cofradías (brotherhoods) participate. Unique settings such as the Albayzín quarter, the Alhambra and the Sacromonte hills fill with processions, religious figures and carvings, and the cofradía members.
On the night of Holy Wednesday it is the turn of the Cristo de los Gitanos, a spectacular and moving sight thanks to the huge fires lit in the caves and homes of Sacromonte. On Holy Thursday the procession of the Cristo de Silencio takes place, the silence broken only by the sound of the drums. This is when the Albayzín fills with colour and a special aroma. Meanwhile, at nightfall on Good Friday the oldest cofradía of all, the Soledad de San Jerónimo, takes to the streets in a thrilling procession in which real people represent historical figures from the Bible. Finally, Easter week in Granada culminates on Easter Sunday with the procession of the facundillos in which children carry ceramic lanterns (facundillos) that jingle as they walk along.