On April we’re gonna celebrate Easter 2012, so if you’re looking for a place where to spend Easter holidays, might be a good option to go to Barcelona at Easter 2012.

The first thing you need to know is that Easter calendar is a bit different in Barcelona than in the rest of Spain, because it has the following holidays:

  • Holy Friday, on April 6th, 2012.
  • Easter Sunday, on April 8th, 2012.
  • Easter Monday, on April 9th, 2012

As you can see, Holy Thrusday is not a holiday in Barcelona, so you can go shopping in Barcelona if you want to.

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Easter Week Procession in Barcelona. Photo by notarivs @ flickr

What to do in Easter in Barcelona?

These are some of the activities to do in Barcelona during Easter week:

If you enjoy gastronomy, you’re gonna feel in paradise in Barcelona during Holy Week, as you’ll have the chance of taste some of the typical dishes, such as:

  • Buñuelos, fried pieces of sweet dough, some of then filled with cream.
  • Torrijas, the most typical Easter dessert in Spain, fried sliced of bread fried and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Tortell de Rams, a traditional catalonian crown-shaped cake and filled with something like jam.
  • Easter eggs.
  • And the most spectacular dessert for Easter in Barcelona, is the traditional and very delicious Mona de Pascua, that is a cake elaborately decorated with different figures. Mona de Pascua are trully pieces of culinary art and even looking at them in the local bakeries is a great pleasure -eating them, of course, is way much better!!!
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Mona de Pascua. Photo by Pablo Rodríguez Madroño @ flickr

Religious activities for Holy Week in Barcelona: 

  • Palm Sunday (April 1st), with the traditional blessing of the palms and a procession starting at the Cathedral of Barcelona.
  • Holy Thrusday (April 5th) you can make the traditional visit for 7 churches in Barcelona, including the Cathedal, Sagrada Familia, Santa María del Mar, Sagrado Corazón and many others.
  • Holy Friday (April 6th) with 2 processions:  María de las Angustias, starting at Plaza Sant Jaume and Jesús del Gran Poder y María Santísima de la Esperanza Macarena, at Raval neighborhood.

If you want to come to Barcelona at Easter Week, you might be interested in finding accommodation in Barcelona: if that’s the case, we sugest you to check options for apartment Barcelona rentals, to have the comfort of feeling at home while you visit the city.


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