Holy week museums
The Network of Places for the Interpretation of Holy Week within the Caminos de Pasión invites people to discover the details and characteristics that distinguish the ten very different ways of understanding this celebration in Andalusia’s inland areas, the Caminos de Pasión towns.
By visiting these places, it is possible to delve into their anthropological, artistic and historic wealth, as well as their craftmanship and each of the details that make up the entire festival.
The former Franciscan convent houses Puente Genil’s permanent Holy Week exhibition, promoted by the ‘Agrupación de Cofradías, Hermandades y Corporaciones Bíblicas’ (Association of Brotherhoods and Biblical Corporations). The exhibition is home to a simulation of life in the cuartel lodgings, with an exhibition of characters and typical cuisine, as well as a video exhibition of Holy Week and Lent. Inside the venue, you can watch a documentary video about Puente Genil’s most important moments of Holy Week; bull runs, processions, important moments for the pallbearers of the floats, Diana al Patrón, Good Friday evening and the characteristics that make Holy Week in Puente Genil unique and unforgettable.
Contralmirante Delgado Parejo y Cañero, 1, Puente Genil
Exposición Permanente de la Semana Santa (Holy Week Exhibition) in Puente Genil
The Brotherhood House will be unveiled on January 24th and on January 31st, 2015, it will open its doors to the public. It is a large house which is worth a visit to discover its interior. Comprising several rooms, it has a reception area, a function room with audio-visual projection equipment, to give an overall idea of Holy Week in Lucena. Inside, you can also see the exhibition area, where you can enjoy interesting examples of religious art and belongings of the Brotherhood, as well as admire the three ‘pasos’ (floats) used on the Holy Tuesday processions. With this tour, the visitor will also have the opportunity to discover more first-hand about the day-to-day life of the Hermandad del Amor (Brotherhood of Love).
C/ Viana 24, Lucena
Casa Hermandad Cofradía Amor y Paz (Brotherhood House of Love and Peace)
The Association of Easter Week brotherhoods from Baena has created a permanent exhibition on the local Easter Week traditions, declared as being of national touristic interest. The exhibition can be found in the Casa de la Condesa, the association’s headquarters, in calle Mesones.The town’s Easter Week groups display different items related to their Easter Week celebrations in this beautiful manor house, in the heart of the historic town centre. This display is a good example for visitors to the town as it explains the unique role of the Judío de Baena (Jew of Baena). This figure’s attire attracts special attention and consists of a red embroidered jacket, black trousers, white shirt, a neckerchief and a metal helmet with impressive imprinted patterns and a brightly coloured plumage coming from the top.Horse hair is also attached to the back of the helmet, which is black (Judío Colinegro) or white (Judío Coliblanco) depending on the brotherhood.
C/ Mesones 37, baena
Muestra de la Semana Santa de Baena
La muestra de la Santería Lucentina está ubicada en la planta sótano de la Iglesia de San Pedro Mártir. En su interior se encuentran unas salas habilitadas al efecto, dedicadas a la Santería Lucentina y la forma particular de procesionar las Imágenes Sagradas. En ella, el visitante podrá conocer la Santería desde sus inicios, así como los elementos y protragonistas que la caracterizan. Es posible también admirar los tronos de los seis pasos de la Venerable Archicofradía de Nuestro Padre Jesús y una interesante colección de procesiones infantiles, de principios del siglo xx, entre otros. Puede visitarse también el templo en si, recientemente reconstruido y la Capilla de Ntro. Padre Jesús ubicada en su interior. Tras un largo tiempo en total reconstrucción en la que se ha recuperado su belleza original, la iglesia ha vuelto a abrir sus puertas, recuperando así su belleza interior y exterior. Dentro de esta destaca la Capilla de Jesús Nazareno, cuyo espacio principal, y más antiguo, cumple la función de camarín de la imagen titular, fue realizado por Vicente del Castillo y el cantero Andrés Cordón en 1758, formando un espacio circular de estilo neoclásico. En su interior contiene un baldaquino, que cobija la imagen […]
C/ Curados, 14, Lucena
Exposición permanente ‘La Santería una manera de sentir’, Lucena
The church is housed inside the convent-school. It was built on the ancient castle’s remains, dating back to 1649. Found in the upper part of Barrio de la Villa quarter, and on what was once a castle-palace of the Dukes of Sessa and counts of Cabra. The church has a sober architectural design. Its main altarpiece attracts our attention as it features a collection of eight images; the central piece is by Juan de Valdés Leal.
Plaza de los Condes de Cabra, s/n,Cabra
Las Escolapias conventual church
The San Gil Brotherhood Museum came into being after San Gil brotherhood was founded. Several activities related to the brotherhood take place in the brotherhood house and there is a permanent exhibition of the brotherhood’s procession floats and paraphernalia, such as standards, insignia, silver- and goldsmithery and embroidered items.
C/ San Marcos, 3. Plaza de San Gil,Écija
San Gil Brotherhood House and Museum
Holy Week in Carmona stands out for its imagery. It boasts unique images of priceless value in which a privileged place must be given to the Señor de la Amargura (Lord of Bitterness). Sculpted by Jorge Fernández Alemán in 1521, this is the oldest dated piece used in the Holy Week processions in Andalusia and can be found in the Church of San Felipe. Also noteworthy is the painstaking handcrafted work and heritage value reflected in the objects that accompany the processions, such as the embroidery, carvings and metalwork. All of this can be enjoyed by visiting the Brotherhood Houses of Carmona, where we can see objects and pieces of great value. La Columna Brotherhood House, Santiago Church La Amargura Brotherhood House, San Felipe Church La Esperanza Brotherhood House, El Salvador Church La Humildad y Paciencia Brotherhood House Nuestro Padre Brotherhood house Santo Entierro Brotherhood House La Expiración Brotherhood House Casa Hermandad del Descendimiento (Brotherhood House of Descent)