The Holy Week in Cordoba, unlike other cities, is quiet. The processions through the historic centre of Cordoba, a World Heritage Site, stand out as being one of the most relevant in Andalusia. Awarded the National Tourist Interest distinction, in this solemn event participate 38 brotherhoods, some of them with centuries of history, who parade through amazing streets and make their way through the majestic Mosque-Cathedral.
What to do in Córdoba during holy week
In this 2023, Easter is celebrated from April 2nd to 9th. During these days you will be able to see many brotherhoods in procession through the streets of Cordoba, gaining special beauty and splendour through the narrow and intricate streets of the Jewish Quarter.
You cannot leave the city without enjoying some of the typical dishes during Holy Week in Cordoba, such as chickpea stew with cod and spinach, Cod fritters, Pestiños and Roscos.
Main processions in Córdoba during the holy week
Cordoba has an important tradition when it comes to the celebration of Holy Week, a religious festival that commemorates the death by crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On these days, various processions are held in which the brotherhoods carry their religious images on a litter through the streets of the city.
Among the most venerated images and processions, it is worth mentioning:
- El Rescatado, which departs on Palm Sunday from the parish of Nuestra Señora de Gracia;
- El Cristo del Remedio de Ánimas, which departs on Easter Monday from the Church of San Lorenzo and is one of the most representative processions of the city.
- Nuestra Señora de la Paz y la Esperanza parades on Holy Wednesday from Convento del Santo Ángel y los Padres Capuchinos.
- Nuestra Señora de las Angustias, which departs on Holy Thursday from the Church of San Pablo;
- El Esparraguero leaves from the parish of Nuestra Señora de Gracia, which also makes its route on Holy Thursday.
- The procession of Jesus Nazareno, one of the oldest in Cordoba, founded in the 16th century: It leaves on Holy Thursday from the church of San Agustin.
- The procession of El Santo Entierro is the most important in Cordoba and leaves on Good Friday from the church of San Francisco. It has the participation of all the brotherhoods and fraternities of the city.
- Virgen de los Dolores, which concentrates an endless number of worshippers who make their way along this procession on Holy Friday, and which is also venerated on Friday of Sorrows, before Palm Sunday.
Holy week 2023 schedule
Unfortunately, the information about the schedules and routes of the different processions of 2023 are not available yet online.
Until the complete information about the Holy Week of Cordoba 2023 is ready, we suggest you check last year’s schedule below, since it is usually very similar:
For the 2022 Cordoba Holy Week planning click here.
Activities near Vitium Córdoba this holy week
The Official Route of Holy Week in Cordoba is just a 2-minute walk from Vitium Cordoba. This allows you to enjoy the majestic entrance processions make to the main monument of the city or appreciate the passage of some of the processions through the imposing Roman Bridge as they direct their way towards the Official Route.
In addition, thanks to our incredible location, you will be able to appreciate most of the processions from the balconies of one of our exterior rooms. On their way back to their temples, many of the floats tour Cardenal Gonzalez Street, where we are located.
Vitium Cordoba is strategically located to be able to experience Holy Week, close to many of the churches from which some processions leave and enter. In addition, a few minutes on foot you will reach any street of the routes if you prefer to watch the processions with less noise.