ThreeThings to do this Easter in Barcelona
08 March 2010
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Easter in Barcelona
Easter is a great time to discover what the major cities have to offer and with spring already here, why not discover the streets of Barcelona, Capital of the Mediterranean . Enjoy the moments of freedom enjoying the perfect weather that the city offers at this time of year. Here are a few suggestions for your Easter break in Barcelona.
A walk through Gaudi’s Parc Guell
Parc Guell is one of the most fascinating parks that Barcelona has to offer all year round. In the hilly part of Barcelona known as el Carmel, the park offers a perfect combination of woods, and greenery together with the stunning Gaudi architecture who commissioned this emblematic symbol of Catalan modernism of the 20th Century. With the arrival of Spring and the longer days, why not let all your troubles disappear as you wonder around the park amidst palm trees followed by a rest on the mosaic benches and get lost in the Room of a Hundred Columns, or even visit the museum.
The Easter “Mona”
The Mona, or Easter cake is one of the most well known culinary traditions in Catalonia. The original Easter cakes of the 15th Century were simple doughnut like sponge cakes that were not at all as chocolaty as the ones that bakeries offer nowadays with all the children’s favourite characters! The idea of these first Easter cakes was to tightly bond the Catholic family while the child was preparing for the Communion and the eggs were pre-Christian symbol of creation. During the week preceding Easter and during the Holy Week, bakeries all over Barcelona are full of the most original creations, or there is still the option of making it yourself!
Easter Parades in Barcelona.
The Holy Parades are true representation of Easter in Barcelona and we recommend the following, both on Good Friday: Leaving from Iglesia de Sant Jaume at 7pm and from the Iglesia de Sant Agustí in the Raval area. If we have persuaded you to come to Barcelona, our last recommendation is for you to experience the city like a local and stay in one of our apartments in Barcelona. And if you’ve already had the pleasure of visiting Barcelona, we can seduce you with many other top destinations to ensure that you don’t stay at home this Easter!