The Victoria neighborhood charges this day a very special role, as the half of the brotherhoods parading this day are departing from this district, including one of the most popular ones in the city: Virgen del Rocío brotherhood, commonly known as the ‘Bride of Málaga’ by her attire totally
in white. By the way, this Virgin received the highest award that can get an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September: the canonical coronation.
5:00 PM Virgen del Rocío passes by La Tribuna de los Pobres (Rostrum of the Poor).
5:45 PM Nueva Esperanza makes an stop in front of Zamarrilla chapel.
6:00 PM El Rescate departs from Agua street.
8:00 PM La Estrella by La Esperanza bridge.
10:00 PM Las Penas in San Agustín street.
10:55 PM La Sentencia in La Alameda avenue.
The cape of the Virgen de las Penas is not of velvet, but of flowers, made by the gardeners of the Town Council. This custom has its origin in the
year 1946, when facing the impossibility of having an embroidered cape due to economic problems, the brotherhood decided to make one using
flowers. This fact has become the identity symbol of this brotherhood.
What is… LA TRIBUNA DE LOS POBRES (THE ROSTRUM OF THE POOR)?
A flight of steps overcomes the gap between the corridor of Santa Isabel and Carretería street. These stands have always been one of the most
exciting points to see the processions, since almost all the brotherhoods usually take great pains to parade in this place. It is named The Rostrum
of the Poor because it is free and in contrast to the Official Rostrum, located in square plaza de la Constitución and where the authorities are sat.
The pescaíto frito (fried fish) is perhaps the most typical dish of Málaga. Today we can taste an abundant mixed fry of Málaga with anchovies, squid, baby squid, horse mackerels or prawns. All this can be accompanied by a superb salad of fried peppers.