Easter week is probably the most important of all the religious festivals in Spain. This week week features the procession of pasos, floats of lifelike wooden sculptures of individual scenes from the Stations of the Cross. Some of the sculptures are of great antiquity and are considered masterpieces, as well as being culturally and spiritually important to the local Catholic community.
The processions are organised by hermandades and cofradías, religious brotherhoods. During the processions members precede the pasos dressed in penitential robes, some are barefoot and some wear hoods to show their shame and sorrow of what happened to Christ. They are also accompanied by brass bands. This is a colourful but really moving procession and should not be missed.
Before sunrise on Good Friday the towns folk congregate on Santa Ana mountain to take part in the Vía Crucis (Way of the Cross). It a truly beautiful sight seeing the mountain lit by thousands of candles and lamps.