Fuengirola has a great brochure (online and in PDF format) detailing local events for Semana Santa (Holy Week). There are eight processions throughout the week. The itineraries are included.
“RESERVED MONDAY THRU SUNDAY …
FOR RELIGIOUS ACTS.”
(LIKE TURNING WATER INTO WINE PERHAPS?)
Unfortunately, although I could find all the streets, I couldn’t initially find all the brotherhoods or churches that were listed. At least I couldn’t find correct addresses for all the brotherhoods. I knew there was a procession today for Palm Sunday. I knew all the streets the procession would take during its 2-1/2-hour circuit. But I couldn’t figure out where it began. So I headed in the direction of the cluster of streets figuring I would find it. I did, with no trouble really.
|THIS MUST BE THE PLACE.|
The procession began at a parish church. The name of the church wasn’t listed identically in the brochure, so it didn’t come up on Google searches. It turns out I could have just asked someone if they knew the way to San José: The Saint Joseph Catholic Parish Community Church (San José Communidad Catolica Parroquial).
|LEADING THE PROCESSION.|
|SURELY TOO YOUNG TO BE PENITENT.|
|MAKING HIS EXIT AGAIN…|
|… WITH HIS USUAL FLAIR.|
|THERE WAS A MOMENTARY GASP FROM THE CROWD, BUT ALL WAS WELL.|
|FOLLOWED BY THE THE (EXCELLENT) MUNICIPAL BAND OF FUENGIROLA.|
|AS THEY TURN THE FIRST CORNER. PALACE OF JUSTICE IN THE BACKGROUND.|