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Malaga holy week

Malaga the capital of the region, exhibits geat devolution during Easter Week. All the street of its neighbourthoods, from El Perchel, The Trinidad, The Victoria, to those of Capuchinos, Molinillo, Cruz Verde, Malagueta and Nueva Malaga, are covered by the steps of the processions of each of the Brotherhoods, accompanied by their members.

The visitors should not miss that of The Cautivo on the Monday, the procession of the Virgen del Rocío the following day, the impresionment of el Moreno, known as the Christ of the Gypsies. On the Wednesday of Holy Week, a prisioner is pardoned as part of the ceremonies of Nuestro Padre Jesús Rico. The canticles of the legionnaires who accompany the Cristo de la Buena Muerte resound in the streets of the city on Maundy Thursday, never miss the arrival of The Legion to the port, the used to came at 11.00 o'clock on a boat from Melilla. In other towns in the province, Holy Week is also celebrated with intensity and fervour.

Alhaurín de la Torre is witness to the "rivalry" that exists between "Los verdes" of El cristo de la Vera Cruz and Los Moraos de Jesus del Paso. It is worth going to Antequera on Maundy thursday and good friday, where the local people run through the steep streets of the town to shouts of "A la vega!", while they try to avoid having their throne captured. Menwhile, on good Friday and easter Saturday, Riogordo becomes the setting for a lively Passion, involving around 5 hundred inhabitants of the town.

Finally, Holy Week in Velez-Malaga should not be forgotten, where the images of Christ praying in the garden, Jseus el Pobre and the Virgen de la Soledad set out in procession.

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