LateRooms.com - Experience the power of Semana Santa in Seville
February 27, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsLateRooms.com reports religious celebrations are always powerful in Spain, but Semana Santa in Seville stands out as one of the most overwhelming of them all.
The imagery on display as processions of floats slowly tour the streets of the Andalucian city is fascinating and when combined with flamenco songs and constant drum beats, it creates an experience to remember.
It will not be just religious types staying in hotels in Seville when the festival kicks off on March 28th, with thousands of people sure to be in attendance - some of whom will just be there through curiosity rather than piety.
During the week, each of the 57 brotherhoods in the city take to the streets in hoods and cloaks, often carrying images of Jesus or the Virgin Mary.
Festivities go on until April 4th, with the evening before Good Friday offering something of a climax as a midnight procession continues until the early hours and sees men carrying hugely heavy floats for hours at a time.
Entry to the festival is free and What's On When describes it as the commanding highlight of the Christian calendar and claimed that Seville is one of the most popular locations in the country for the celebrations, which are common across Spain.
Jessica Reading, head of marketing for LateRooms, commented: "Demand for Semana Santa is always significant and we recommend that anyone considering attending should book their hoteles en Sevilla as early as possible."