Holy Week in Cordoba: everything you need to know

Ever heard just how big of a deal Holy Week in Cordoba is? This Andalusian city has a deep-rooted tradition and we guarantee you this is an event you will not want to miss. Want to know more? Read on to find out more!

Holy Week processions and brotherhoods in Cordoba

Each day in Holy Week has its own special atmosphere and appeal. Want to know why? Find out for yourself!

  • Palm Sunday: the day that kicks off Holy Week, and in Cordoba they have a very special way of doing so, with a popular procession that sees the brotherhoods parade with palms and olive branches blessed at the church.
  • Holy Monday: a very special day in Cordoba, as it sees the procession of Nuestra Señora de la Estrella, one of the city's most revered images. This procession is very emotional and is well known for the elegance of the costumes worn by the brotherhoods and the beauty of the processions.
  • Holy Tuesday: another very important day in Cordoba, well known for the procession of Nuestro Padre Jesús Caído and Madre de la Misericordia, with huge devotion shown on the part of the faithful.
  • Holy Wednesday: the day that sees the procession of Cristo de la Caridad y del Buen Pastor, one of the oldest images in Cordoba, known for its beauty and the huge gathering of followers it sees take to the streets.


  • Maundy Thursday: the day of the Last Supper of Jesus, with several processions taking place in Cordoba, the most noteworthy being Cristo de Gracia, which departs the church of San Francisco and takes in the streets of the neighbourhood of the same name. It also sees the Silent procession, which is very popular and takes in the city centre in an atmosphere of reflection and silence: a moment packed with emotion that you cannot miss!
  • Good Friday: the most solemn day of Holy Week, which commemorates the death of Jesus on the cross. Several processions that have a major emotional impact take place on this day, with particular mention going to the Santo Entierro procession, which features Cristo de la Clemencia and Virgen de la Soledad.
  • Holy Saturday: in anticipation of the Resurrection of Jesus, Cordoba celebrates with the procession of Nuestra Señora de la Alegría, one of the most beautiful and elegant images of the city.

Other things to do in Cordoba during Holy Week

You cannot leave Cordoba and its Holy Week behind without sampling the city's typical food on these festive days. Firstly, you have to try the chickpea stew with cod and spinach, a delicious dish that has been passed down from generation to generation, becoming a gastronomic mainstay during Holy Week in Cordoba.

If you have a sweet tooth or fancy a typical dessert after your delicious stew, we recommend that you try the torrijas and pestiños. These desserts never go out of style and these typical Easter treats are still served up both in Cordoba and many other places.

What's more, at this time of year, Cordoba is bursting with atmosphere and the city's residents will make sure to give you a warm welcome to the city. Make sure you don't forget to take a stroll through the city or kick back in a square with a drink in your hand while you soak up the unique feelings of Cordoba during Holy Week.

Finally, if you also want to see the city's monuments and discover the best it has to offer, take a look at what you cannot miss in Cordoba. Prepare to be surprised!


How to get to Córdoba by train?

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