They look a bit scary, seeing them for the first time dressed in Ku Klux Klan like clothing in different colours. It has nothing to do with Ku Klux Klan or racism. This is an old Spanish tradition but in Semana Santa, the holy week which is the week leading up to Easter, religious "brotherhoods" have their "procesiones" where they march through the city towards the Cathedral with their "pasos", statues and images of saints. Those "pasos" are true pieces of art and some as old as from the 16th century.
The processions can be interrupted by rain. The number of days a year it rains in Sevilla can be counted on the fingers of one hand. We did however get rain while were there during Semana Santa in 2004, giving us a perfect excuse to come again ;)
Semana Santa is high season in Sevilla. This is outside a crowded bodega in Barrio de Santa Cruz in Sevilla. Notice the purple rope the boy is wearing in the middle of the picture.
Giralda, built as a mosque in the 12th century but now a part of the Cathedral in Sevilla, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and one of three places claiming to have the remains of Christopher Columbus.
You can find all information about accommodation and program during Semana Santa on Sol.com.