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Aspen Times Weekly: An Authentic Semana Santa

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Reservations: This is a very busy time of year so make reservations early.

Hotels: I highly recommend the three we stayed in:

• Ronda – Hotel San Francisco, recepcion@hotelsanfrancisco-ronda.com. Excellent location within close walking distance of processions as well as restaurants and only $45 a night.

• Granada – Hotel Reina Cristina, clients@hotelreinacristina.com. Comfortable, inexpensive ( about $85 a night), excellent cafeteria and restaurant, and located less than two blocks from procession viewing area.

• Guadix – Hotel Cuevas Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, info@cuevaspedroantonio.es. This is a cave/hotel and ours had comfortable bedrooms for all five of us. The cost was about $26 per person per night.

Meals: Most processions are at night so it’s much easier to stop in bars for tapas than to try to schedule a sit-down dinner. Your hotels will have recommendations.

Information: Each town publishes a little booklet with the names of the processions, the departure times and their routes.

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