Read these tips to enjoy your Easter holiday in Andalusia
Easter holiday is certainly one of the most fascinating periods to visit southern Spain, where the Andalusia sunshine, its warmth, music and the amazing outside feeling literally steals your heart, whatever city you choose to spend your holidays.
Easter or Holy Week is the period beginning with Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday. During these eight days, streets of the historic centre of Malaga will be closed for traffic because they will be filled with locals and tourists from all over the world and want to be part of one of the many processions that take place every day.
Top 5 most useful tips from OnSpain for a good Easter in Malaga:
- Tip number 1: Buy a good tourist guide
Drawing and planning your holiday before you travel to Malaga at Easter will be your best ally in order not to waste your holiday waiting in queues. You can buy a guide if you like or just look for some tourist guides on the internet. With the OnSpain blog you will find a lot of suggestions about what to do, see, eat and enjoy Malaga!
- Tip number 2: Reserve your accommodation near the city centre or on the periphery.
Although this advice will surprise you, booking a hotel in the city centre is not always the best option. During Easter many processions take place in the city centre blocking the roads, which means you are unable to go anywhere until the late hours. Depending of what your plans will be, you have to plan how and when you return back to your hotel to rest, because if you do not plan this in advance, you can experience some logistical problems when you go back to your accommodation.
- Tip number 3: Prepare yourself for higher prices
In this period, prices of accommodation and restaurants will increase significantly in the city centre of Malaga. Reserve your booking in time and ask for the menu card before taking place.
- Tip number 4: Inform about schedules and tours of “cofradías”
To enjoy the processions and see everything of it, it is best to know the times and routes. Printed guides are provided at tourist points you can get without any difficulty, but there are also mobile applications, such as the “Semana Santa Málaga” application which can be of great help.
- Tip number 5: Be patient
During these eight days the city Malaga is completely blocked because of this religious and spectacular event. Crossing a street could be a complicated action and takes much time. The only advice: be patient!
We are sure that if you organize your holiday to Malaga and follow our 5 basic and useful tips, success guaranteed according to OnSpain! 😉
If your trip during Easter will be throughout Andalusia, you can find a lot of useful information provided by the government portal about tourism.
Finally, in case you travel another time but you would still enjoy and experience Easter, we invite you to visit the malagueña capital 8 September and you will be part of the procession of “La Virgen de la Victoria” You can get an idea of the holiday but at a more quiet time in the city.
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