Here you find interesting information about all the Easter processions in Málaga 2019 and their schedules through the city centre and our recommendations.
The brotherhoods start the procession of their throne from their respective churches, but all share a stretch of the itinerary called “official route” which has a length of about 800 meters. The official route of the procession begins in the Alameda Principal, runs along Calle Larios and a stretch of Calle Granada.
A very popular place where many people see the processions is “Tribuna de los pobres” (Tribune of the poor), which are stone stairs at the confluence of Calle Carreteria and Pasillo de Santa Isabel. In the past, those who had no money to pay for a chair sat there; hence the name. It is one of the most exciting spots to see the thrones passing by, full of popular fervour.
Please remember that most of the processions last until late at night and we also recommend wearing comfortable shoes. Refer this walking shoes for women guide to see which pair suits you the best.
The “Closure” (Encierro) is usually a particularly emotional moment: It is time when the sacred image comes back home to its church sheltered by the fervour of hundreds of devotees; many Closures take place in the early morning hours.
If you think about having lunch / dinner in the centre, keep in mind that during Easter restaurants are usually very crowded and with slower service; thus it may be a good moment to test Tapas in Malaga, which is more casual and offers the chance to sample different places.
These days of the Holy Week are days for moving around the city walking. There is a huge crowd of people everywhere. Our recommendation therefore includes comfortable footwear on one side, as well as perhaps a small bottle of water. And of course, be patient, as for being able to cross the street, as to ask for a coffee or to take the public transport that this crowded until the early morning hours.
We recommend using public transportation to see the processions, which have a special timetable throughout the night during this week.
Link to schedules of the commuter train Malaga:
Easter Week Malaga 2019
Palm Sunday, 14 April
There are taking place processions throughout the day. The processions pass along Alameda Principal at 12:05, 13:10, 16:35, 17:20, 18:00, 19:00, 19:50, 20:20 and 21:20.
Monday, 15 April
The processions pass along Alameda Principal at 19:00, 19:45, 20:35, 21:20, 22:10 and 23:10.
Tuesday, 16 April
On Tuesday the processions pass along Alameda Principal at 18:25, 19:20, 20:10, 21:00, 21:55 and 22:50.
Wednesday, 17 April
On Wednesday are taking place 7 processions passing along Alameda Principal at 18:40, 19:05, 19:35, 21:05, 22:10, 23:10 and 00:10.
Maundy Thursday, 18 April
Holy Thursday is one of the important days of the Holy Week in Malaga with a large amount of people in the streets which makes it difficult to move around. There are processions at18:20, 18:50, 19:50, 20:35, 21:40, 22:35, 23:30 and 00:35.
Good Friday, 19 April
There are processions passing along Alameda Principal at 19:05, 19:50, 20:35, 21:20, 22:10, 23:05, 23:40 and 1:15. The last of the processions is Servitas, which is particularly impressive because the street lights are turned off as the procession passes by.
Easter Sunday, 21 April
On Sunday there is only a morning procession, El Resucitado (the Risen One), at 12 midday.
Map with routes and starting points of the processions