Easter in sunny Barcelona
Would you like to enjoy the Easter holidays with your family in one of the most beautiful cities at the Mediterranean Sea? After you have made yourself comfortable in a hotel in Barcelona or an apartment in Barcelona you are able to explore the city. At Easter you will not only be able to enjoy the first warm days in Barcelona, but also to get to know the Catalan culture.
Catalonia is a region characterized by religion and tradition. Especially Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, offers its visitors a Mediterranean flair combined with tradition that particularly comes out during Easter time. The Mariolatry, which is very popular in Barcelona, is the reason why a lot of churches in Barcelona dedicate their church parades to the Blessed Virgin Mary. So does the church parade "Virgin de la Macarena", which takes place in Raval, a central district of Barcelona at 5pm on Good Friday 2010. The parade usually goes along the historic city and ends at the cathedral in the "Barri Gôtic" at 8pm.
Those who would like to explore the city on its own hook can take a walk through the streets of Barcelona. Besides the main attractions, such as the Sagrada Familia, the small alleys of Barcelona conceal a lot of small but attractive restaurants. Most of them are even open during Easter time.
Continue your walk through the capital of Catalonia towards the sea and you will come upon the beautiful harbor of Barcelona. Situated in the middle of the harbor you can find the Mare Magnum Shopping Center where you can find a couple of interesting shops and boutiques. The Mare Magnum also accommodates cafes where you can relax from your scouting expedition.
Different from the spring in the UK and Ireland, the Spanish spring can offer you warm days, as well as unforgettable experiences, especially during Easter time.