If you look for great options to pick the perfect Easter week trip, you might be interest in a trip to Barcelona on Easter Week 2012. Even though this is not the city with the strongest Easter tradition in Spain, you can enjoy Easter in Barcelona  combining both catolic tradition with great food.

The first thing to notice is that there are different Easter holidays in Barcelona than in the rest of Spain. Here the holidays are: Easter Friday (April 6th), Easter Sunday (April 8th) and Easter Monday (April 9th). Take in count that during these days all shops are closed, so the best option is just to stroll to see the city and enjoy with the great traditional Easter food.

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Procession of Our Lady of Sorrows in Barcelona. Photo by Harold Toledo.

What to do in Barcelona on Easter? There are many activities to do in Barcelona on Easter Week. If you are interested in catholic activities, you can participate in one of the main two processions in Barcelona during Easter, both of them will take place on Easter Friday, starting at 19:00

  • Procession of Our Lady of Sorrows: This procession has been organized since 1998 by the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Sorrows and it starts at Sant Jaume Church (Ferran Street, 28, at Gothic Quarter).
  • Procession of Esperanza Macarena y Jesus del Gran Poder: This is the most important procession in Barcelona and it takes places at Raval and Gothic Quarter.

Beside this religious activities, during Holy Week in Barcelona you can also participate in other activities, such as going at the Museo de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum) for preparing your own Easter egg, or admire (and eat, of course) an amazing “Mona de Pascua” a special chocolate cake traditional for Easter in Barcelona.

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Museo de la Xocolata invites you to prepare your own Easter egg

One of the best options for accommodation in Barcelona for Easter are renting daily apartments in Barcelona, that are very comfortable and you can find them in different neighborhoods in the city. If you want to rent a holiday apartment in Barcelona for Easter, we suggest you to do it in advance, so you can choose a really nice one, with great prices and perfect for you.

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