Priego de Córdoba is passionate about its EASTER WEEK celebrations, with the whole town coming out into the streets to accompany the magnicent oats (pasos), with their extraordinary carvings, in a manifestation of devotion and emotion.
The solemnity of the various religious brotherhoods from Easter Sunday onwards contrasts with the explosion of popular devotion on Good Friday, when an overwhelming number of people try to help carry a oat with a statute of Jesus “el Nazareno” up the Calvario hill, where the image blesses the thousands of humble, symbolic hornazos (a local pie) carried by the faithful.
Every SUNDAY IN MAY, the images of each religious brotherhood are displayed in splendid, elaborately decorated tableaux. Every Sunday colourful processions take place and traditional raes of presents are carried out amid great excitement. During CORPUS CHRISTI the Barrio de la Villa neighbourhood is whitewashed and decorated with owers and is the location for a beautiful procession which wends its ways through the sinuous streets.