No matter in which part of Spain you attend an Easter Week procession, an even if you are not catholic, you will come away with the sensation that you have e
perienced something truly unique. It should not be surprising to discover then that many processions have been declared of international touristic interest by travel agencies around the world. In both Castile and Andalusia, exquisite wooden sculptures of religious figures from the most ancient to the most modern are brought out from their enclaves to be admired and adored druirng their procession through the streets. But, while the sculptures themselves are well-worth seeing what it is truly unique is the collective transformation of the faithful and infidel as the procession passes. In Andalusian cities , there are occasionally pauses in the processions during which a song, known as a “saeta” is sung by one of the faithful. Equally beautiful and profound as the famous processions of Seville, are those in Zamora, Valladolid, Cordoba , Granada or Malaga to name just a few. However religious and solemn as the processions are, the associated celebrations mix without shame and with complete naturalness, the joy and spontaneity of life lived to its fullest.
Together with international travel experts, group leaders and tour operators we had been working with different types of groups every time since 1995. We are always focus on the individuality of each group as each tour is designed individually.
As professional organizers of group tours, we expect you will like to read more about the ideas we can work together with you for your future group travel to Spain, Portugal or Morocco and come to us with a list of specifications to be quoted.
(*) Olespaintours ( formerly Ole Spain Tours ) is a licensed receptive travel agent and DMC based in Madrid (Spain) that had been working on custom group tours since 1995.