Museo de la Semana Santa

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Maastricht, The Netherlands2,172 contributions
Well Worth a Visit.
Apr 2019 • Couples
In Málaga, the cofrade tradition is deeply rooted, so it is not strange to find a museum like this one.
Whenever you'll have some time left in the city, this place is well worth a visit.
This is also the place where the Easter Sunday procession begins between 10-11 AM.
The museum is located in a 17th century building, the Old Hospital of San Julián, you will find everything you need to know about the Holy Week in Malaga.
There is a permanent collection about the history of the brotherhoods of Malaga since the 15th century.
In addition, in the church of San Julián you can see the largest collection of baroque paintings in the city, with works by artists as important as Juan Niño de Guevara.
Admission is free.
Written May 6, 2019
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Los Angeles, CA228 contributions
Semana Santa in Malaga is a spectacular event!
May 2017 • Friends
We visited Malaga during Semana Santa 2017 without realizing it. The entire city was in full festive mode. Our hotel concierge insisted that we attend the parade. So glad we did! The procession was massive, lasting for hours. Devotees in medieval garbs carrying the shrines of Jesus and the Virgin on their shoulders, marching to solemn music performed live by a band. We had so much fun (if not exhausting) watching/following along the parade route. The whole experience was overwhelming and brand new to us.

A major warning for first time US visitors: the medieval outfits worn by the participants may appear offensive to some Americans. The robe and cone shaped hood do resemble those worn by the KKK. That was our initial reaction. But a trip to the Museum and talking with our Spanish friends explained away our feeling of discomforts. It's important for us to learn about cultural differences before jumping to conclusions.

Overall, a fantastic experience!!! We'll definitely attend the parade again. Malaga happens to have one of the largest celebrations. But most Spanish cities put on some kind of parade to celebrate Holy Week.
Written April 10, 2018
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New Ross, Ireland6 contributions
well worth the getting there
Aug 2017 • Friends
This is a story of three taxis ---- the first from the rank off one of the streets off Plaza de los Reyes Católicos (I think that's what it's called): I asked the driver to take us to Museo Semana Santa and he dropped us and I even took his card so we could get back but he'd obviously misunderstood me as he had dropped us off at a ... I don't know exactly, but a workshop of some kind where men were working on the figures used in the processions of Semana Santa - something to do with a confraternity, but definitely not the Museo Semana Santa I'd asked for!
But the four young men who were in the building - a huge high-ceilinged building in which we could catch glimpses of religious / processional objects - couldn't have been more helpful. I told them what had happened and they called another taxi on their own phones, they decided not to use the card of the first driver, and we were brought as close as the driver could go (Vélez is a very very hilly place!!! And the traffic system is all one-way.)
But the museo was worth it. A very lovely and very courteous man opened the door at 7pm and told us it was OK to take photos. It was fascinating to see some of the figures and many Semana Santa posters, and photographs of processions that have taken place in Vélez. Outside, through a door opposite the entrance door, is a corridor looking down on steps down to a lower level, but I couldn't get down those steps. However there are posters with recipes of foods traditionally eaten in Vélez during Semana Santa - I took photos of each and will try to make them next Easter.

We walked back up a very steep hill to the entrance to the Fortaleza and rang a taxi from a number given to me by the man at the desk in the Museo. He was lovely and his company [phone 951204445] was really helpful and kind when I rang a few minutes after we'd been dropped back to the bus station and discovered that my money had fallen out of the taxi when I was paying the driver. I had been hoping against hope that it might have fallen in to the taxi, but it hadn't done --- still, the fact that the man who answered my call couldn't have been more helpful made it seem much less awful.
Written August 29, 2017
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Ireland93 contributions
No longer offering information about Semana Santa
Apr 2017 • Couples
Was in Malaga for Semana Santa which is a fantastic experience. Went twice to the museum (closed first time) and very disappointed as it had merely an exhibition of modern religious art and no information at all about the Semana Santa rituals
Written April 18, 2017
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Malaga, Spain20 contributions
See this event live
Apr 2014 • Couples
Semana Santa in Malaga is one of the most throat grabbing events that I have ever experienced, and I have seen many events in many countries.
The week commences in the week up to Good Friday and each day the processions are something to behold. Thursday is my favourite.
If you are wanting to do something special for Easter you couldn't wish to do anything more than stand with the thousands of tourists and Malagueñans and enjoy the spectacle.
It has to be said, you do not have to be religious to enjoy this week in Malaga. There is still the air of celebration and some of the sights will make you smile during the more sombre aspects of the week.
You will not be disappointed going to Malaga for the week commencing 29th March, but do be there for my favourite day of processions on Thursday 2nd April, you will be thrilled with the spectacle.
The museum is also a place to visit to learn more about the event itself.
Written February 3, 2015
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Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
A Wonderful Museum
Nov 2011 • Couples
The Holy Week Museum (Museo de la Semana Santa) explains what can be seen during the Holy Week processions in Malaga. Men and women carry the thrones on their shoulders and in this museum you can see a sample of the throne. There are also many samples of the clothes that are worn in the processions, and the gold and silver things that are carried in the processions. The building of the museum is called the Hospital of San Julian, a very historic building. There is a wonderful patio at the entrance to the museum that shows what Andalusian patios look like.

There is a church in the museum with plenty of art. The main altar is very beautiful and is gilded. You can also find 17 very large paintings done by Juan Niño de Guevara from the 17th century. He was one of the best Baroque painters in Malaga. Beside the door to the church, there is a wonderful sculpture of the Crucified Christ.

The large audio visual room shows videos of the processions. All explanations in the museum are both in Spanish and English.
Written November 24, 2011
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