Santiago de Compostela, Spain, April 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The famous pilgrimage city in the Catholic world after Jerusalem and Rome, Santiago is crammed with pilgrims for most of the month, including the day of the festival of St Mark, 25 April. Accommodation at all levels in the city will be booked solid, as nowadays Santiago is a major tourist as well as religious destination.
Many of the 100,000 pilgrims and hundreds of thousands of secular visitors arrive by air, landing at Santiago de Compostela’s airport just a few kilometres from town. The facility handles a massive two million passengers every year, with flights coming in from the international hub at Madrid as well as from Geneva and towns across Spain. Especially in April, it’s the best idea to book your Santiago de Compostela hotel
well in advance, according to online hotel booking leader DirectRooms.com
Easter celebrations, masses and saint's days in this UNESCO World Heritage city are unforgettable experiences, with glorious processions winding through the narrow streets of the old town, ending in the square in front of the Santiago’s spectacular cathedral.
Images of the saints, the Virgin Mary are carried and the city guilds and townspeople join in with flowers and candles. In the evenings there is feasting and traditional events with a family flavour are held.
Head of marketing at DirectRooms.com Lek Boonlert comments, "Travellers who are going to travel to this magical city in April to book suitable accommodation early to avoid disappointment."
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