As an Andalusian town worth its salt, Holy Week in Nerja enjoys unique acceptance by the people. Three brotherhoods celebrate four processions from Holy Wednesday until Easter Sunday.
On Holy Wednesday the procession of Jesus Captive and the Virgin of the Incarnation leaves from El Salvador church. The brotherhood of Jesús Nazareno, the one with the greatest fervor, organizes two processions: on Holy Thursday the Nazarene leaves with the Virgin of Hope and on Good Friday the Holy Sepulcher leaves with the Virgin of Loneliness. On Easter Sunday, finally, the Risen Christ comes out with the Virgin of the Assumption.