Barcelona is one of the perfect places to spend your Easter holidays. With the arrival of spring, sunny weather and rising of the temperatures, the city becomes even more beautiful and the streets are less crowded than at other times of the year.
This year, Easter is later than we are used to. It begins on April 14th, Palm Sunday, until April 21st, Sunday of Resurrection, and in this blog post we are going to suggest what to do in Barcelona during these days.
It seems that these days we will be able to leave the umbrella at home, so you must organize plans some open air plans. How about visiting some new places? Like the Parc del Laberint d’Horta! It actually is the perfect spot to feel like Alice in Wonderland and you can enjoy it with the whole family and kids. How cool is an Ester eggs hunt in a maze?! Maybe you also have not been to the Laribal Gardens yet? It is located in the mountain of Montjuïc, where the Ethnological Museum of Barcelona is as well.
In Barcelona, the first parade of Easter celebrations is known as “El Paso de la Borriquita” and takes place on Palm Sunday in Ciutat Vella, in commemoration of the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem on top of a donkey. Especially for this procession you can find street vendors selling white palm leaves to bless and celebrate the arrival of Jesus. In addition, during the parade an entourage of floats and costumed participants will tour the streets of the neighbourhood.
Catalonia hides so many beautiful spots to discover for a day or more. If you want to escape from the capital, but do not plan a huge trip either, the best option is a lovely getaway to one of the neighboring towns. Of course, Sitges, Cadaqués and Figueras are always there and are definitely beautiful places. But if you want to get out a little of the everyday, other alternatives are Besalú, Peratallada and Pals, in the province of Girona or Mura and Rupit, in the province of Barcelona. And, if you would like to stay overnight, our next recommendation is going to Cerdanya and visit one of the best places to eat cheese. It is called La Formatgeria de Llívia, a fondue and raclette restaurant located in an old cheese factory. Fabulous!
De Flor en Flor
Habitually Easter comes with the explosion of colours and flowers that spring offers and this year we are especially lucky. In Poble Espanyol, the fourth edition of “De Flor en Flor 2019”, the Flowers and Gardens Festival of Barcelona, awaits us from April 19th to 22nd 2019. Throughout this emblematic enclosure where every town of Spain is represented we can make a pleasant walk surrounded by the best aromas and colours as well as a huge floral carpet and several exhibitions of exotic plants and flowers. Check it out!
What did you think of these options? Take advantage of this year’s Easter celebration to make all the plans you have pending in Barcelona, street markets, gastronomic routes and outdoor activities are some of the alternative plans that we propose.