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Easter in Barcelona – what to see and do at Easter in Barcelona

By | 6 March, 2020 | 0 comments

Still aren’t sure what to see and do at Easter in Barcelona? If you’ve booked a trip to the Catalan capital over the upcoming long Easter weekend but aren’t quite sure what to see and do, don’t worry! In this post, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the best events and activities to enjoy at Easter in Barcelona.

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This year’s festivities are set to take place between Friday 10 April and Monday 13 April. During this extended bank holiday weekend, Barcelona and its many residents and visitors will get ready to celebrate one of the most special times of the year. As a result, Easter is the perfect opportunity to see Barcelona in a whole new light, including exciting events, ceremonies, processions, street parades and the like…

What’s more, the weather forecast for Easter in Barcelona this year looks quite promising, as only a small amount of rain is forecast – which is usually much more common this time of year – and temperatures should reach a comfortable 20 degrees. That’s why April is the perfect time of year to visit Barcelona for the pleasant atmosphere and lovely spring weather. Today, we’re going to introduce you to some of the best ways to experience the city day by day, if you’re still wondering what to do in Barcelona at Easter.

10 April, Good Friday

It’s good to remember that during Easter in Barcelona, several days are set aside as national holidays, meaning many shops and other public buildings will be closed. And Good Friday is one of them. Even so, it’s the perfect day to take to the streets and watch the many processions and parades that take place across the city. The most popular events start at Barcelona Cathedral, which is located in the very heart of the Gothic Quarter. What’s more, around the Cathedral itself, there are usually plenty of fun activities on offer, so a visit here is always worth your time.

11 April, Easter Saturday – what to see and do at Easter in Barcelona

Easter Saturday is not a public holiday, so take advantage of the eleventh to do some shopping, get to know the city and its many monuments and attractions, or else visit any one of the great museums the city has to offer. It’s the perfect day to make the most of all Barcelona’s great tourist attractions without missing out on any of the traditional Easter sights.

Some of the most popular places to try include La Sagrada Familia, Paseo de Gracia, La Rambla or the Mercado de la Boquería, as well as the Gothic Quarter, among many others. But remember there are plenty more places to visit and a thousand different ways to explore the city, depending on your tastes and budget.

12 April, Easter Sunday

Just like any other Sunday, some shops, bars and restaurants may be closed in the city. Nonetheless, as such a popular tourist destination, many will remain open to cater to visitors.

During Easter Sunday, various events related to Easter in Barcelona take place, including mass, processions, street parades and activities… The heart of everything comes together at Barcelona Cathedral, just about 8 minutes on foot from Plaza Catalunya.

13 April, Easter Monday

Easter Monday is the day that sees the season – and indeed the religious festival – draw to an end. Despite that fact that lots of shops and restaurants may be closed on the day, there are still lots of great ways to enjoy Barcelona on the thirteenth. Why not take in the spectacle of a procession or mass on Easter Monday in Barcelona to experience something completely different with the whole family?

But if you do anything, one unmissable activity during any trip to Barcelona at Easter is to try all the local traditional foods enjoyed at this time of year. Don’t miss out on your chance to try some traditional Spanish fish always enjoyed at Easter, a classic delicious chocolate egg or two, as well as the famous mona de pascua and buñuelos de cuaresma. All this and more is easy to find in any restaurant in Barcelona open during the holiday weekend.

So, now you know what to see and do in Barcelona at Easter, all you need to do is book your hotel. Keep in mind that Easter is a very busy time across the city, so be sure to book as far in advance as possible. At HCC Hotels, special offers are available in our hotels in Barcelona between 4 and 13 April, where you’ll have the option of free breakfast and flexible cancellation until 48 hours before your stay. Simply make a reservation today and get ready to enjoy a magical Easter like never before.


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