Barcelona is one of the best cities to enjoy Easter and soak up the early spring sunshine, visiting the city’s main tourist attractions, tasting local dishes and taking part in processions and religious and cultural activities.
Barcelona is the perfect place for those looking to combine culture and fun, and visitors will find a wide range of activities to enjoy as a family or with friends. In addition, this year Easter coincides with one of the most important days in the Catalan calendar, the day of "Sant Jordi", when all the streets of the city come alive with roses, books and bright spring colours. Tradition dictates that men have to give ladies a rose, and ladies in turn have to give men a book.
All the inhabitants of Barcelona take to the streets to stroll around the stalls selling books and roses (we would recommend visiting the Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya).
The following are the main religious and cultural activities programmed for easter:
Thursday Traditional pilgrimage to seven local churches.
Good Friday. Two processions are usually held:
Easter Saturday: Day of Sant Jordi
There are many alternative activities:
If you are visiting Barcelona during Holy Week this year, book into the Gallery Hotel, a luxury 4 star hotel perfectly situated in the centre of the city, within walking distance of the Paseo de Gracia and very near the Plaza Catalunya.