Plans and getaways to enjoy Easter

March 27th 2024
María Castillo
Plans and getaways to enjoy Easter

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Easter is here, 4 days of festivities and many ideas that invite you to spend a special and entertaining time, along with living the meaning of these important dates.

1.- Tour around the city in search of an Easter "monkey'':


Easter has always been synonymous with the famous Easter monkeys. All the chocolate shops in Barcelona and their master chocolatiers design authentic works of art, which are great fun to admire in the city's main shop windows. And if you're a godfather or godmother, you're more than welcome to take this little tour to check out the alternatives available.

The best places in Barcelona to buy the mona de Pascua at Easter 2023

2.- Easter processions:


These dates are full of celebration, but they also have a tone of recollection. This year 2024, Holy Week began on Palm Sunday, on the 24th of March and ends on the 31st of March, Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday. In this context, various activities will take place, such as Stations of the Cross in the different districts of the city; here are the times and places:

Maundy Thursday, 28 March
In Ciutat Vella

- 9 p.m.: Solemn Stations of the Cross of the Blood, starting at Plaça del Pi.
Good Friday, 29th March

In Ciutat Vella

- 10 a.m.: Stations of the Cross in Park Güell

- 5 p.m.: Procession of Nuestro Padre Jesús del Gran Poder and María Santísima de la Esperanza Macarena from Sant Agustí square.

- 17:30 h.: Stations of the Cross in Sant Cristòfol square.
- 18:30 h.: Procession of Our Lady of Sorrows from Sant Jaume church.
- 7 p.m.: Stations of the Cross at the Cathedral, on Avinguda de la Catedral.
In L'Eixample
- 11 a.m.: Stations of the Cross from Carrer Consell de Cent, 110 to Carrer Diputació, 149.
In Sants-Montjuïc
- 8 a.m.: Procession and Stations of the Cross in Plaça Can Mantega.
- 9:30 a.m.: Procession from Plaça de la Bella Dorita to Castell de Montjuïc.
- 17:30 h.: Stations of the Cross in Sant Cristòfol square.
- 6 p.m.: Passion of the Lord in the church of Santa Dorotea.

In Les Corts
- 8 p.m.: Stations of the Cross in Plaça de la Concòrdia.
In Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
- 12 noon: Stations of the Cross from Carrer de la Gleva.
- 10:45 a.m.: Stations of the Cross in Carrer Major de Sarrià.
In Gràcia
- 10:30 a.m.: Stations of the Cross from the public areas of Park Güell.
In Nou Barris
- 9:30 a.m.: Stations of the Cross in the parish church of Mare de Déu de Fàtima.
In Sant Andreu
- 9 a.m.: Stations of the Cross at Sant Pius X Parish Church.
In Sant Martí
- 11:30 a.m.: Stations of the Cross from Ramon Turró street.
Holy Saturday, 30th March
In Ciutat Vella
19:30 h.: Saturday of Glory in Sant Agustí square.
In Sants-Montjuïc
- 10 a.m.: Stations of the Cross in Santa Dorotea church.
- 6 p.m.: Easter Vigil in the church of Sant Àngel Custodi.
Easter Sunday, 31st March
In Ciutat Vella
- 9 a.m.: Easter Solemnity in Sant Agustí square.

3.- Walking and hiking: 

Another great plan that invites you to enjoy the outdoors and discover spectacular places around Barcelona is to plan a hiking route. One alternative is to visit Salt de Sallent, the highest waterfall in Catalonia, and enjoy a beautiful hike and breathtaking views. Another option is to climb La Mola, which offers magnificent views of the whole Vallès, the Pyrenees and Montserrat. You can also take the opportunity to discover Montserrat, which also offers various routes and beautiful trails that invite you to discover the most secret corners of this magical place.


4.- Sign up for the first Cirque du Soleil shows:

Photo: Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil's most iconic production comes to Barcelona under its big top, with its show "Alegria'' which starts this weekend. You can buy tickets at the following link: buy your tickets here 

5.- Eat the legendary Bunyols de Cuaresma:

these are doughnuts made from flour, fried in oil and coated in sugar. They are also called bunyols de vent (wind bunyols) because they have a very airy dough, as if they were empty inside. They are delicious!


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