This is my fifth Santa Semana and although I am not a believer I never fail to be impressed with the way the spanish celebrate the event. The local parades in Arroyo de la Miel are terrific and full of atmosphere. This year on Good Friday we went into Malaga on the train to experience the celebrations 'Malaga style' and were not disappointed up to the point that 'rain stopped play' However we managed to catch three of the processions, had a great tapas meal and watched the attempts of El Rico to leave his temple, but the rain kept him in.
The Tourist office in Malaga had a mobile office where we picked up a brochure that detailed the week. As I have never before managed to sort out the intricacies of the parades and processions I have reproduced it click here and follow the Easter links and will use it myself next year.
Hope you find it useful,