Holy week! Where? In Barcelona of course
Are you coming to Barcelona for Easter Holidays? You’re probably looking for some interesting activities you can do, what to see and how they celebrate this traditional festivity. So, let’s see some suggestions!
First of all, it’s really great that Easter holidays fall quite late this year, but anyway better for you. It’s more probable that the weather will be so nice and you could and enjoy your holiday even more! Some things you have to know before you come, that in Barcelona and Catalonia Tuesday isn’t a festivity, but on Monday almost everything is closed.
Even though Barcelona isn’t a particularly religious city but during the Holy Week there is a huge number of religious events of all kinds. We even recommend you to visit one of the various tourist offices when you arrived.
On previous to Easter Sunday takes place a Palm Sunday, when the streets are filled with children with palms, olive branches, laurel … to be blessed and so have good luck throughout the rest of the year.
The processions with sacred images are held on Saint Friday, with the different brotherhoods. Although it takes place in the streets of Barcelona, the procession also includes the neighboring city of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, where you get to raise up to a million people.
Trips to Barcelona during Easter as well let see the surroundings and visit some tourist attractions of other Catalan cities. We strongly recommend you visit the Costa Brava, Girona city, and let yourself be surprised by the beautiful coastal landscapes.
Following Easter traditions, let’s talk about food. So if you spend Easter in Catalonia, you also should try “Monas de Pascua” cake accompanied by one or more figures of chocolate, which godparents should give their godchildren.
Barcelona is a city full of tourist attractions and places to visit, enjoy your Easter holidays knowing the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, two of the great works of architect Antoni Gaudí, or opt for the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and an evening walk by Barceloneta.