Virgen de la Macarena, La Esperanza, the weeping statue of the Virgin Mary

Louisa Roldán (1656-1703)
last part of the 17th century

Housed in the Basilica de la Macarena, a church built in the 1949, this is the most revered of all the Semana Santa effigies. During the Easter celebrations, this statue has the place of honor in the processions. The image is carried on a solid silver "paso" and can wear a variety of costumes (which can be viewed in the museum next door).

The main altar

This delicate statue has tears made of glass.

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