Seville is a wonderful city to visit, with many attractions to suit the traveller.
The 9th April Seville shines more than usual in order to welcome Easter Week. Palm Sunday is the beginning of this holiday, and scenes of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection are told and seen throughout the city, until the 16th April. The stage is the city’s streets and the most beautiful corners in town.
A very special part of the Easter Week in Seville is made up by the “costaleros”, the people who carry on their shoulders or their backs are flotas in the processions. Each float needs about 30 or 40 “costaleros”, depending on the size. The whole group of these people under the float is called a “cuadrilla”.
Their physical effort is enormous, although they all agree that their reward is to be able to carry the statues they are devoted to. They usually wear simple slippers or trainers, a girdle around their waist and a piece of cloth covering their heads.
The “capataces” are the people who wear a suit and guide the “costaleros”. They have to knock on a device which is located at the front of the float for the “costaleros” and they also encourage cheer those who are under the float. When he gives the sign, the “cuadrilla” coordinate all the movements and walk at the same time, offering a beautiful picture.over 6 years ago