Looking for a special place to get away from it all in Easter? If you go to Málaga, you will witness Holy Week, a colourful celebration that starts in Málaga City, Spain and takes in the most secluded, smallest villages in the hinterland, with processions, floats, flowers, penitents and more.

One of the most moving moments during Holy Week is Holy Monday morning during the procession of Captive Jesus. After holding Mass at dawn, the image is taken around the traditional district of La Trinidad, people throwing red carnations at Jesus.

The cloak of Our Lady of Sorrows – made entirely of fresh flowers – the procession of El Rico (during which one local prisoner is set free) and the parade of the Spanish Legion escorting the Christ of Mena are also must-sees.

Some of the most memorable Easter celebrations take place in the smaller towns. For instance, the Passion performances in Riogordo and Istán, which see locals re-enacting the Life, Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.

Celebrations aside, Easter is a great time of year to go to the beaches of Costa del Sol and to soak up the city’s culture and sample local delicacies. Keen golfer? You’ll have no less than 70 courses to choose from in Costa del Sol, while nature lovers will love the beautiful coastal landscapes and wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy.

The weather over Easter in Malaga is another good reason to book a flight toute suite – to check a 14-day weather forecast here. And before you go, check out our comprehensive holiday guide and top tips for things to do and places to go in April, here.

Happy Easter!

© Vista Costa del Sol


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