One thing I learned over the years is that if you want to live Holy Week like never before, you have to go south.
The connoisseurs say that there is no place where this religious commemoration can be felt more strongly in southern Spain and much more precisely in Andalusia.
One of the main destinations to celebrate Holy Week is usually Malaga and it is not for less.
Holy Week in Malaga is one of the destinations preferred by the Spanish because the celebration is lived in an incredible way.
How Holy Week is lived in Malaga
Holy Week in Malaga is something so important that it is a celebration declared of International Tourist Interest.
Also, so you can see that it is not something small, keep in mind that it has been celebrated for more than 500 years. This attracts visitors from all over the world.
In addition to being a city that has a lot to do and that you will love if you never went, there are two reasons that will attract you to Holy Week in Malaga.
The first of these is the immensity of the thrones that run through the city. It is not difficult to find some of them loaded up to a total of 250 people.
The other point that attracts travelers is the composition of the parade that stands out from the rest.
What to do in Malaga during Holy Week
The first thing I recommend is that you look for a car rental in Malaga because you are going to want to go to so many places that you will realize that it is much better to do it by vehicle.
In this year 2020 Holy Week in Malaga will be held from April 5 to 12, so it is likely that you will find a very good climate that allows you to do many other activities.
I know that you will want to live Holy Week to the fullest, but I recommend that you allow yourself to do other things and visit different places.
Sites to see and things to do
Some of the sites that I recommend visiting in Malaga during Holy Week are:
The cathedrals and the churches are, for me, places of almost obligatory visit where I go. And look that I don’t like to force myself to visit any place. But the Cathedral of the Incarnation (official name) is worth a visit.
The locals call this building “the manquita” which is a mixture of architectural styles.
If you go during Holy Week, find out well about guided tours and entrance times.
It is called the Alhambra in Malaga. Although this wants to demonstrate the importance and similarity with the icon of Granada it actually has its own characteristic and personality.
The fortress built in the 11th century is made up of walls, defenses and a palace with an unmistakable Arab style.
I recommend you go up there so you can see the city from above.
Not only that it is a beautiful place, but it is so old that it tells us a story worth learning.
The theater dates from the 1st century and was in active operation until the 3rd century. Many travelers are surprised that there is a Roman theater in Malaga, but there it is for you to appreciate it after its discovery in 1951.
Sorry but I live in Scotland and I see a beach in Spain from March and I recommend it. I would get into the water at almost any moment.
But if you prefer to wait for the summer, don’t despair. I recommend you go, take a walk and appreciate the sea. The calm and the landscape are well worth it.
I really like markets and this should be on your list of places to visit.
It was declared of municipal tourist interest. This means that not only do locals go to buy fresh produce, there are also options for the traveler.
You can go to enjoy some tapas, drink something and appreciate the neo-Arab architectural style of the 19th century.
Other places to go near Malaga
If you finally found a car rental agency that convinced you and you have a vehicle to travel, I recommend that you do not rule out going to other nearby destinations.
Take advantage (if the weather is good) to go to the nearby beaches . You have the entire Costa del Sol at your disposal so you can go wherever you want.
You can go to Cabopino in Marbella or pass through Fuengirola and take a dip in Los Boliches.
If you don’t want water you can go to Frigiliana , the whitest town you’ll see in all of Spain.
Frigiliana has one of the most impressive Arab old town in the whole country. And its clear appearance thanks to its white houses make it unique.
I could be listing dozens of sites like El Caminito del Rey, Nerja, Ronda, Mijas and so many others.
I let you discover it with your own eyes. That you visit Malaga during Holy Week but don’t forget to do many more things that will make your trip much richer.