The friday of easter we went to Malaga with Birgers parents to enjoy a meal and have a look at the processiones. They are told to be spectacular here, and we have to agree. The whole Old Town was closed off and and it seemed that the whole 500.000 of Malagas habitants was out in the streets. The most dedicated arrive early, bring a chair and hold down the best posisitions. I belive that will be somewhere close to a bar/restaurant with a toilet and some kind of kiosk- this is not a day for dieting! The processions have big floats with the virgin Maria and Jesus on the cross, men and women are dressed in dark robes with dark hoods that cover their faces and holding huge candels.The sounds are drums beating and also big orchestras playing. Quite dramatic scenes for someone from Norway where signs of religion are usually limited to a discret cross around the neck.
This is a big event and the whole region is buzzing, but don`t take my word for it-book your easter trip for next year now!