Holy week in Seville - Part 2
On our last trip to Seville, we discovered a side of the city that we didn't know existed. That's one of the things that I really love about the city. There is always something new to see.
Just over the bridge (Puente de Isabel II, which is definitely something to see in its right ) there is a whole other side to Seville. We also found the cutest Mercado full of Tapas stalls so we decided to stop for some lunch. If you are new to Tapas, this is the best place to start as its has a great variety of different types to offer.
Green maxi dress here
We were visiting the city for Semana Santos which has fast become one of my favourite Spanish festivals and it also a great time to visit Seville in general as the city is full of excitement. And i'm still amazed whenever a hooded Nazareno walks past (I explain more about this here)
We ran into some quite bad weather this year, which was quite the surprise as iv only ever really seen Seville with perfect blue sky's. However, the stormy backdrop made for some really beautiful shots of the city.
We chose a spot by the bridge, ready for one of the processions that crosses but as the storm clouds rolled in it was clear that the procession would be cancelled. In fairness, I don't think id like to be carrying a giant float during a thunder storm, but it was till a little disappointing.
So we made our way to the next procession, which I chose because the site of a giant float coming through the relative tiny doors of the church and proceeding through the little street is said to be truly a site to see.
We waited eagerly as the Nazarenos arrived for their procession. This in itself is really a spectacular site. Men, women and children of all ages take part in the processions, and their family's wait outside ready to catch a glimpse of their loved one. I'm told they can spot a member of their family a mile off despite the fact they are completely shrouded
But once again, they rain scuppered the plans again and after waiting around for at least an hour the procession was called off. I felt terrible for all of the people who had put in all of the work to plan and take part but as we all know, there is no controlling the weather.
Don't be too disappointed though, we saw lots last year and I wrote about them here
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