Easter Week in Jerez de la Frontera
Easter Week is one of the most important celebrations in our city. This is a religious festivity that remembers the passion and death of Jesus Christ.
During the celebration, all the brotherhoods in the town make a pilgrimage through the old town with a vibrant and emotional feeling. All of them make a stop in the Cathedral, which is called station of penitence.
What happens in Holy Week in Jerez?
In total, there are more than 40 brotherhoods, the oldest from the 15th century. Officially the beginning of the Easter Week is on Sunday (Palm Sunday) but you will see young and new brotherhoods from Thursday, starting in the evening and finishing in their own church beyond midnight. There is a special night called “la madrugá”, madrugada means early morning, when the processions run all night from Holy Thursday leading into Good Friday. The combination of tradition, music, colors and fervor is very beautiful. You will see crowded streets and people accompany religious images. Not all people that comes out to see the brotherhoods are religious but this is a deep-rooted festivity and there is also time to enjoy a glass of wine or a tapa in a restaurant to continue the tradition.
What to visit in Easter in Jerez?
If you are in Jerez de la Frontera during Easter, we recommend you to visit more attractions to get a complete view of the society: a winery, the Horse Show in the Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre, a flamenco show or one of the numerous tabancos in the old town.We recommend you to book the activities or ask before about the schedule, as some business may close. You can be informed in the Tourist Office, in Plaza del Arenal.
Maybe you are tired walking all day, as there is so much to see. If you need a rest, we recommend you to visit our Arabic Baths in the old town, very close from the Cathedral.
We are open every day from 10h to 22h, even in Easter. You can enjoy the peace in our contrast circuit, get a relaxing massage for those legs and let yourself go. The calm of darkness only broken by the lights of candles and the sweet Arabic music will take you centuries ago, to the Andalusi legacy, which is also another part of Jerez history.