La Madrugá

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Michelle Wu

Nazarenos doing public penance in the "La Madrugá" procession during the holy week " Semana Santa". La Madruga is the group of processions which leave after midnight on Thursday and pass through the streets of Seville until Good Friday. Nazarenos are members of brotherhoods, dressed in a robe, cone shaped hood -to hide his or her identity, and a cape. This group were walking through the streets with candles as though the candles are the light of hope in darkness, in a solemn atmosphere and in the strong aroma of incense. Some were walking barefoot.

Location: Seville, Andalusia, Spain


More Sense of Place Entries »

  1. Washington Memorial Chapel

    By Catherine Head

  2. Lethes - from river of oblivion to sense of place

    By isabel patim

  3. ways, water and waves

    By isabel patim

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!