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Marchena’s Holy Week is famous for its many traditions. The images, accoutrement and participation of the Confraternities give the Holy Week a powerful appeal.

Holy Week is one of the most significant religious festivities in Utrera. It takes place during the week of the first full moon after the vernal equinox. It has been declared of an event of National Tourist Interest. Utrera’s processions reflect the religious and artistic legacy of the Confraternities, some of which were founded in the 16th to 18th centuries.

Alcalá prides itself in having one of the oldest and unique religious traditions in the entire province. The procession on Maundy Thursday, known as the “madrugá”, includes dramatised scenes of the events on Mount Calvary in which locals and visitors actively participate. This is the essence of Alcalá’s Holy Week. For this, it has been declared an event of National Tourist Interest.

Holy Week was declared an Andalusian Festival of National Tourist Interest in 2001. Owing to its value and beauty, Estepa’s Holy Week is one of the most relevant religious events in the province of Seville.

Osuna’s Holy Week, the most important religious event in the city, was designated an Andalusian Festival of Tourist Interest in 1999 owing to its historical and artistic value.

Beyond the beautiful processions of religious images through Osuna’s streets in spring, it is possible to enjoy every year a solemn pageant that reflects the local people’s devotion.

Since the year 2000, Guadalcanal can boast about having its Holy Week declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia, the only one with this distinction in the whole of the Sierra Norte of Seville.

A historic city with valuable artistic heritage, Carmona is revealed in all its splendour during Eastertime; a celebration that mixes devotion and solemnity with the beauty of its streets and secret squares. The people of Carmona experience each day of their “Semana Mayor” intensely with daily processions. All the long-established Confraternities have links to the ancient local parishes.