Accommodation in Seville in Semana SantaIf you call a hotel in Seville in mid-2009 asking about rooms during Semana Santa, the hotel will probably ask you if you mean Semana Santa 2010. Still, it's always worth checking, just in case:
- Semana Santa Hotels in Seville (book direct)
- Budget Hotels in Seville for Semana Santa (book direct)
Accommodation in Madrid in Semana SantaOddly enough, Madrid is almost completely untouched by the Semana Santa celebrations that take place in much of the rest of Spain. But what makes staying in Madrid during Semana Santa worthwhile is the high-speed rail connection, the AVE, which gets you from Seville to Madrid in two-and-a-half hours. And you're guaranteed a seat too.
As they don't shoe horn people onto these trains, they too are likely to sell out in advance, as will most of the best hotels, so book as far in advance as is humanly possible.
Madrid is also ideal for taking day trips to see Semana Santa in other cities in Spain.
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Accommodation in Cordoba in Semana SantaThough Cordoba isn't famous for its Semana Santa celebrations, it is only two hours by car from Seville. Be aware, though, the roads are at their busiest during this time and Semana Santa is the week where there most deaths occur on Spanish roads, as party-goers imbibe a few drinks before returning to their cars. Best to take the AVE train.
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Home Exchange and Couchsurfing During Semana SantaA home exchange is a great way to get what would normally be expensive accommodation during high season. What's more, with so many Spaniards desperate to get away from the madness of Semana Santa, there should be plenty of apartments available.
If you don't have a home to swap, maybe you could just borrow someone's couch for a few days (known as 'couchsurfing'). Your host should also act as a handy guide during the festivities.
Check out my page on Home Exchange and Couchsurfing for more details.