Easter in Barcelona

Of all the religious holidays, Easter is the most important. Barcelona is a modern and cosmopolitan city, which is why Easter is not feeling as much as in other Spanish cities like Seville. However, the Catholic traditions are an important part of festivals and local culture.

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Easter is the first holiday of the year when many of Barcelona take advantage of the good weather in the spring, and will take a few days off (or even all week) to make a trip out of town. However, if you decide to stay in Barcelona during Easter week, there are a lot of activities you can do.

Attractions
First, the city becomes very quiet with little traffic, and this is the perfect opportunity to visit places that are usually busier at other times of the year. You can visit museums, monuments, landmarks of the city, rent a bike or try a new restaurant. All enjoy sunny days, it is hoped!

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Probably the most important event of Holy Week is Palm Sunday. In the Ciutat Vella is a procession known as “The Burreta” which recalls the entry of Jesus on a donkey to Bethlehem. Around the center of Barcelona there are stalls selling typical bleached olive branches supported by devotees. This is just the beginning of a week of religious processions, including Nuestra Señora de las Angustias, ‘Nuestra Señora de las Angustias y de Nuestro Padre Jesús del Gran Poder.
If you want to attend a religious procession, you choose the most important, Good Friday, from 19.00. It is part of the church of Sant Jaume to the Gothic Quarter and back in 4 hours. Easter is another excuse to pay a visit to some of the largest churches of Barcelona, such as Santa Maria del Mar, the Sagrada Familia or Santa Eulalia.

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What to eat
Traditionally, many not usually eat meat, so the dish is cod, (see our article on the route of cod) cooked with potatoes and chickpeas. In the skillet with olive and tomato, as croquettes, and many other tasty ways. The traditional dessert is “Mona Easter” Easter cake. On Easter Sunday godparents give children this cake with chocolate eggs. There are all kinds of candy related to Easter. As the pieces of fondant called Pestiños. Some cakes have shapes that represent the “Sagrada Familia” and other beauties and traditions of the city and are true works of art. All you can buy pastries during the week, so do not miss the opportunity to try some of these cakes so original.

The opening hours during Easter
During the holidays most shops and museums are closed, especially Friday, March 29, Sunday 31 and Monday, April 1. The restaurants are generally open, as families usually come out for the Passover meal.

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