The permanent exhibition of Easter Week was born with the idea of showing all visitors a place that collects memories, crafts, paintings, and all the elements that make up the Pontian Easter Week; for this, the Town Council has provided the Association of Brotherhoods with a place in the emblematic building of the former Franciscan convent.
The exhibition has varied and precious memories that the Brotherhoods and Corporations have been and are giving voluntarily, creating a contribution rich in values over time, as well as a demonstration of the idiosyncrasy that surrounds this cultural and religious festival that has made it an Easter week that sets it apart from all the others around us.
The oldest elements donated by Brotherhoods and even private individuals have been located at the main entrance. There is a main hall with the official tunics of each of the Brotherhoods of Puente Genil, an exhibition of life-size photographs of biblical figures and a collection of photographs by Elena López that decorates all the walls of this hall at the top.
There are different halls with special themes that distinguish Puente Genil’s Easter Week. There is a hall that recreates the routine and ancient making of rostrillos, a room dedicated to the Schola Cantorum, where you can see a piece of music from the Veracruz Church. On its walls, the different personalities of this Schola stand out as a differentiating group from the triduums and functions in Lent.
Another important part is the room dedicated to all the Old Lent where you can appreciate each and every one of those that adorn the main halls of the different Corporations and Groups that are part of the daily life on Roman Saturdays.
The exhibition has a part dedicated to the absent brothers and the Manantera Association in Madrid has wanted to share the gifts that have been given to them since its beginning, highlighting a corner dedicated to the always remembered Antonio Mora, musician of the Roman Empire, who left Puente Genil to march with his children to Madrid.
In front of a room dedicated to “The Riffraff”, an indivisible part of the Roman Empire, decorated with a large mural of the Corporation during its passage over the Puente Genil River, you can see paintings and themes of this Corporation.
As it could not be missing the room dedicated to the Chiquita Easter Week has an image of San Juan that is paraded the night of May 3, as well as a set of jetons of particular property and that enriches this room given the antiquity of these figures and clothes.
In the corridor of these rooms different Biblical figures are shown, as well as a collection of Easter posters, to reach the music room where the history of music in Puente Genil is reliably told, from its beginnings, identifying this type of music as indigenous to our town.