One of the most moving moments occurs on Good Friday in the Plaza de Arriola square, when the nuns of the convent of La Cruz sing to the Brotherhood of Los Dolores de San Juan.
Among the most famous features of the Easter week celebrations in Malaga are the great processional thrones. This event is also famous for the freeing of a prisoner, a tradition dating from the reign of Charles III, when prisoners in Malaga, as a protest against the suspension of the Easter week processions due to an epidemic, mutinied and broke open the prison doors in order to carry the statue of Jesús Nazareno out onto the streets on their shoulders. Once the image had been restored to the church, all the prisoners returned to their cells. This event reached the ears of the monarch who conferred on the image, since then known as 'Jesús el Rico' (Christ the rich man), the privilege of releasing a prisoner every year.
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Exhibition: From Miró to Barceló. A century of Spanish art.
12 March 2020 - 01 November 2021