So ... I will be in Sevilla thurs, fri, sat night... now the question, what to do the rest of the week. Can anybody tell me if I will have trouble, encounter super high prices for hostales in other cities in spain, early that week (Madrid, etc)????
I know the seashore resort hotels and hostals charge 'high season' prices during Semana Santa
. Most Office employees in the large cities are off work Thurs. and Fri. of Semana Santa
and the Monday after Easter. A lot of people take that whole week off and head for the shore. We took a train Madrid-Alicante early that week one year - it was super crowded!
You may also encounter higher prices in cities like Cordoba that have their own Semana Santa
activities; but Madrid should be OK, especially early that week. Lots of Madrileños daytrip to places like Toledo and Segovia during Semana Santa
Be sure to buy your Madrid-Sevilla reservations (on AVE) a few days early. Trains will be running pretty full Thursday. Same advice if you take Socibus/Secorbus.AVISO!
Another problem you may not have considered for Semana Santa
in Sevilla: Due to the large number of Processions Thursday and Friday, many streets will be closed during certain hours; bus routes will be disrupted and Taxistas
will "take you for a ride!"
The Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
publishes a booklet each year giving the schedules for street closings (processions). Ask a Taxista
for one and take it from there.