During the Easter holiday, many people enjoy a neighbourhood egg hunt, and there are some who attend festivals, or shows. But for Christians, Easter symbolises the Resurrection of Christ, so they spend their holidays at church. This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 16, 2017. In fact, Barcelona offers plenty of great things to do outside. So check out here for more ideas and details about what to do and see in Barcelona during Easter.
Easter activities to do for families
Barcelona offers plenty of activities for young and old to enjoy. Welcome spring by reaching the first parade of the Easter holiday in Barcelona, which is known as “El Paso de la Borriquita”. It will be held in the Ciutat Vella. Additionally, you can march in the Easter Parade or watch the parades in El Raval neighbourhood and in Barrió Gótico area. These Easter parades fall on April 14th this year on Good Friday.
If you plan to make a trip to Barcelona, the Feast of Sant Jordi is not be missed through April 23. On the other hand, on April 10, 11 and 12 from 8 pm to 10 pm, the Sagrada Família will feature a light show. The lights will narrate the death of Jesus Christ.
Celebrate Easter at the Barcelona zoo with a basket full of fun family activities! Situated in Park Ciutadella, you can uncover a creative mock-up of the zoo. Moreover, special activities are organised for children. For instance, your kiddos can get close to the animals and their surroundings. Take your little ones to the Tibidabo funfair and amusement park on Tibidabo hill where kids of all ages will enjoy the indoor fun.
Apart from that, children are welcome to attend the Barcelona Flower Festival that will take place in the Poble Espanyol Spanish Village. However, if you are road tripping or venturing around the city of Barcelona during the Easter holiday, you can easily rent a luxury car, click here for more information.
You can find a church to celebrate Easter in the city. In truth, Barcelona offers church services that you can attend. There will be masses as all churches and the cathedral you will find in the city have Palm Sunday masses. You can attend the palm blessing ceremonies. Some of the most famous churches and cathedral you can visit include the Sagrada Familia church, Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Esglesia Catedral Basilica de Barcelona and Santa Maria Church.
Maybe you are wondering what to do there? What are the services that these churches offer? In fact, you will learn the history changing miracle of Jesus’ resurrection. There will be a biblical teaching and powerful worship of the weekend. Also, attending Mass at St Georges church is the focal point of Easter weekend.
Easter Gifts in the city
During the Easter time, there are lots of Barcelona bakeries where you can grab an assortment of anything your heart desires. These include candies, cakes, chocolates, and all kinds of goodies. You can also taste the delicious Easter cake in Barcelona called “Las Monas de Pascua”. Just go on Gran Via de las Corts Catalanes. Also, you can visit Hofmann Pasteleria that is one of the best pastry shops in the city.
In the event you are looking for some Barcelona-style Easter food gifts, try out Bunyols de Quaresma. Chocolate cake would also be great for a traditional gift. But if you need some different gift ideas to bring to your children, you can buy palmas, which are made of palm fronds.
If you need a perfect gift for a special someone, then the Ramblas and Plaza Universitat are your best bet for sweet treats. As a matter of fact, these places will be filled with stalls where you can buy books or roses.