Discover the passion that lasts in Montoro throughout the year with the Holy Week which has been declared a Festivity of National Tourist Interest.
Holy Week Museum
Five centuries of devotion, culture and heritage of the Holy Week of Montoro could not remain in the historical depths. All this had to be told, analysed and promoted for greater knowledge of all our visitors, like you.
It is worth spending just a few minutes to check that your visit to this museum has been a safe bet, since the uniqueness of this building will puzzle you. Shall we start?
Why is this museum so emblematic?
It is a sample of the heritage of the brotherhoods of the town which consists in a collection of belongings of all the brotherhoods of the town, pieces from private collections donated to the Museum to be exhibited, historical documents, old photographs among others.
The museum consists in the building that hosts the collection, in which the pieces are exhibited in showcases and classified by type of material: gold and silver work, carved wood or textile heritage among others.
You will be aware of the cultural richness and devotional heritage with centuries of history in your visit which make Montoro a bastion which has known to preserve its oldest traditions and customs over time, consequently, then preserving the identity of the people of the town.
Therefore, all aspects previously mentioned motivated the fact that the Holy Week of Montoro was declared of National Tourist Interest of Andalusia in 1993.
What will you find in your visit?
All the information you need to know about the immeasurable artistic and religious jewels of Montoro’s historical heritage; for example, it is highlighted the image of Our Father Jesus of Nazareth, one of the images that provokes the greatest devotion in the town.
On the other hand, a unique element to mention of the Holy Week is the Roman Empire. The Holy Week in Montoro cannot be conceived without this institution which has its roots in the history of the town since the 17th century.
Another of the particular characteristics of the Holy Week is the Devout and Ancient Our Father Jesus of Nazareth Chorus, whose Pre- Gregorian songs and polyphonies have been transmitted by oral tradition from generation to generation by people of Montoro until the present day. Its origins are remote and unknown and it will attract your attention.
You will also find devotions and festivities in honour of the Holy Week, such as the Virgen del Rosario, which was declared patron saint of Montoro in 1756 and whose chapel is in San Bartolome Church but also the Virgen de la Fuensanta and its particular Veleras pilgrimage.
C/ Sor Josefa Artola, 5
Sábado, domingo y festivos: 10:30 - 14:00 h