LateRooms.com - See a parade on Good Friday in Madrid

February 13, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
LateRooms.com can announce that one of the best times to book accommodation in Madrid could be during Holy Week or Semana Santa, as it is known in the country.

Spain is known for its celebrations and festivals and while churches across the UK will be holding services to commemorate one of the most important religious occasions of the year, the Mediterranean country may offer something a little different for those who want to mark the occasion.

One of the best days to experience Holy Week in Madrid could be Good Friday, which this year falls on April 2nd.

Also known as Viernes Santo, Go Madrid reports that this day brings "perhaps the most emblematic religious procession for Madrid, that of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno".

The parade leaves the Basilica del Cristo de Medinaceli, which was consecrated in 1930, in the Plaza de Jesus at around 19:00 local time and winds its way through the city's streets.

Several other religious establishments also organise their own processions to mark Good Friday.

While the Procesion del Silencio begins at the Church of Santisino Cristo de la Fe, Santo Entierro departs from the Parish Church of Santa Cruz and carries an image of Lignum Crucis, the tourism website added.

To make the most of the Good Friday you should consider booking your hoteles en Madrid to avoid disappointment.