Finally in Andalusia
My first impressions of Seville? So warm, so inviting and oh-so pretty! I arrived at 3 o’clock in a morning following a long day at work and few hours at Barcelona’s El Prat airport due to a delayed flight. When I finally reached my destination, the excitement took over and I was not tired any more. The surroundings were pleasant and a bit familiar as little squares with kiosks reminded me of Lisbon. Soon I was about to find out though that Seville does not only have the looks.. It also has the charisma and character and the Holy Week was certainly one of the occasions to experience it in full force in this part of Spain.
Plaza de España
Holy Week in Seville
Visiting Andalusia was at the top of my travel list since I moved to Barcelona and Easter seemed like the best time to go to avoid the summer heat and watch spectacular celebrations of the Holy Week, Semana Santa, leading up to Easter Sunday.
I was warned about the crowds, about booking my accommodation in advance and strong religious expression and passion that come as a part of the package when in the south of Spain during that special time of the year. To be fair the latter encouraged me even more to spend Easter in Andalusia so I could not wait until my short spring holiday!
Nazareno carrying a cross