Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, with its excellent climate and good food, where the beaches and marinas are washed by the Mediterranean Sea, is the capital of the Costa del Sol and the ideal place to enjoy the coming spring weather.
Malaga is also one of the most popular cities in Spain for the faithful and culture fans. Easter in Malaga, declared a fiesta of International Tourist Interest, has been celebrated since the time of the Catholic Kings. Today, thousands of visitrors can see the passion, joy and applause that accompany the numerous processions through the colourful streets, infused with the scent of incense and flowers.
The best way to find out all about the religious activities is to enquire in your hotel or at any tourist information centre. However, to get a taste of what’s in store in Holy Week this year, here are a few of the activities programmed.
On 9th April, Antonio Banderas will be chosen by the Agrupación de Cofradías de Málaga (Association of Religious Brotherhoods of Malaga) to formally open the Easter Week 2011 celebration. Banderas is considered by the Association to be the best public figure to take Holy Week to a wider international audience.