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The traditions of Confraternities

The traditions of Confraternities

The traditions of Confraternities

Every year, in Easter, Málaga gets filled with the sounds of traditional songs – saetas –, bugles and drums, and with the smell of incense and flowers. Rooted in 500-year-old traditions, Holy Week in Málaga is one of the biggest cultural festivals in Spain. A perfect blend of devotion and grandeur, it draws ever-larger numbers of visitors every year. Several museums focus on the Easter Liturgy and religious art in Málaga.

Cathedral Museum

Located in the old chapter house, it has a carved 16th century Mudejar ceiling. It features a selection of his pictorial and sculptural heritage, with important works by Pedro de Mena and Jose Ribera, amongst others. The collection is completed by silver liturgical objects, carvings and embroidery, caskets, reliquaries, altar pieces and ivory crucifixes. The Museum visit is part of the Cathedral visit.

 Cathedral Museum >>

Museum of the Confraternity of Hope

A Display of religious art which includes painting, carving, metalwork and embroidery. Exhibitions cover two floors with an area of ??400 m2. Noted for its monumentality, the "Altarpiece of the Passion" fresco is a neo-cubist work by Rodríguez Acosta. The monumental mural covers the ceiling and tells the story of the Confraternity of Eugenio Chicago, and the thrones of the Nazareno del Paso and M ª Sta. De la Esperanza.

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Museum of the Brotherhood of Students 

In the Hall of Thrones you can find objects, embroideries, jewels and paintings, from among the outstanding heritage of the Brotherhood. Pictures and real sounds, and interactive displays allow visitors to immerse themselves in the Easter Monday of the Students. The Museum also has an Educational Room to complement a visit to Málaga's Holy Week.

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Museum of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre 

Here, two thrones have been perfectly mounted and displayed for your contemplation and delight, and occupy the museum's main space. On this floor you can admire the display cases with objects from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On the first floor there is a gallery with paintings from Málaga from the early 19th century to the present.

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Museum of the Captive and the Trinity

The museum is located in the neighbourhood of Trinidad, in the Plaza de Bailén. It has six rooms distributed over 327 square metres, in which the most important historical and artistic heritage of brotherhood is displayed, including the original image of the Virgen de la Trinidad, (Our Lady of the Trinity). The Brotherhood has reached an agreement with volunteers from the Zegrí Cultural Association to organize the visits.

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Treasure-Museum of the Brotherhood of The Expiration

This newly built museum has a large space dedicated to processional thrones. You can see the sacred images in their own chapels, annexed to the church of San Pedro. The ceremonial objects and varied regalia belonging to the Brotherhood are also displayed; the mantle of the Virgin, banners and Guide Cross are especially noteworthy.

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The Holy Week Museum

The Holy Week Museum is also the headquarters of the Málaga Religious Brotherhood Association. The architectural complex includes the Church of San Julián and the hospital attached to it, both built by the Brotherhood of Santa Caridad in the seventeenth century.

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Museum and Basilica of Santa María de la Victoria

The VIRGEN, Patron of Málaga City and brought by King Ferdinand the Catholic in 1487. Baroque CHURCH built in 1700 with a mid-17th-century altarpiece dedicated to St. Francis of Paula. CRYPT: Built under the patronage of the Count of Buenavista; the mausoleum and white plaster on black walls are worthy of mention. CHAPEL OF THE VIRGIN: Baroque and Rococo style.

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