The months of July and August are prime tourist season across Spain, and this is easy to see in the cost of hotel rooms and holiday apartments. The cheapest prices can usually be found around January and February, although early spring and late fall are usually cheaper than summer in any case.
What to Experience: April Events in Spain
As the weather gets warmer, especially later in the month, cities around Spain host annual and special events in celebration of the spring each April. From Easter and Semana Santa celebrations to start of the month to film and art festivals to round out April, these are the events you can expect to find this spring in Spain: La Passió, a performance of "The Passion of the Christ" takes place every weekend in Esparraguera, Catalonia.
The Mostra de Cinema Llatinoamericà de Lleida is a Latin American film festival that will take place in Lleida, Catalonia from March 29–April 5, 2019.
The Medio Maratón, a half marathon and 5K run, will take place in Madrid on April 7, 2019.
The Human Rights Film Festival will take place in San Sebastian from April 5–12, 2019.
Bando de la Huerta is a street festival complete with colorful flowers and parades, set to take place in Murcia on April 23, 2019.
The Sant Jordi Festival is a local celebration that combines Valentines Day traditions with a celebration of the lives of Cervantes and Shakespeare, who both died on the same day. It takes place in Barcelona on April 23 every year.
Festimad is a festival of musical diversity that will take place in Madrid from April 24 to May 11, 2019.
The Cata de Vino Montilla-Moriles is a huge tasting event featuring local wines. It will take place in Cordoba from April 25–28, 2019.
April is generally considered the start of high season throughout much of Spain. As a result, accommodation prices can be higher than they were during the winter months, and hotels book quickly. Try to reserve as far in advance as possible.
No matter where you go, remember to check the weather ahead of time and pack accordingly to avoid getting taken by surprise in the case of an unexpected rain shower or street procession.
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