Easter week Barcelona 2011 is arriving, which is why we present a serie of activities, tours and food. If you’d like to come to Barcelona, we’ll also suggest you comfortable accommodations for Easter week in Barcelona
If you plan to spend Easter week in Barcelona, ??there are several things you should know:

In Catalonia, the holidays begin on Friday (April 22) until Easter Monday (April 25). This means that shops will be opened on Holy Thursday, unlike the rest of Spain, so if you come to Barcelona on thrusday, it is a good option to go shopping.

Most of the important processions in Barcelona are celebrated on Good Friday, such as the well known as the procession of Our Lady of Sorrows, leaving the Church of Sant Jaume at 18:30 pm and the procession of Jesus del Gran Poder and the Virgen de la Macarena, starting at the church of Sant Agustí Raval.

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Typical Easter food in Barcelona:

One of the joys of Easter is to enjoy the cuisine of the time. Catholics tend to abstain from meat during this time, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy delicious dishes of fish, especially those prepared with cod with potatoes and chickpeas. For the sweet tooth, during Lent and Easter is traditional to eat sweet buñuelos (similar to donuts). At the end of Holy Week, children often receive the traditional “Mona de Pascua”, a cocoa cake with detailed decorations. It is a pleasure to see out the windows of bakeries to observe the magnificent Monas that are displayed.


Other activities:

As we has suggested in other posts, there are  other activities that we recommed for those who spend  Easter week in Barcelona, ??such as:

  • Take a walk through the most representative churches of the city.
  • Visit the Aquarium or the Zoo of Barcelona.
  • Know the Monastery of Montserrat, outside Barcelona
  • Make a shopping trip.

Where to stay:

If you decide to come spend Easter in Barcelona, an excellent choice for accommodation is to look for apartments Easter Week in Barcelona. Apartments offer you several advantages, including the comfort of staying in the same place with your group of friends or relatives, as well as integrating into the life of the city.

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