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Easter accommodation in Barcelona
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From 17/04/2011 To 24/04/2011
Easter is the perfect time to dust off the winter cobwebs and enjoy Spring in Barcelona. Known as Primavera here, Catalan Easter is relatively sedate and lacks some of the pageantry of the South of Spain, but makes up for it with the wonderful weather that is as warm as summer in some parts of Northern Europe. Flowers are in bloom, terraces are open, the city is still green and the beach is ready for visits. Don’t delay!
One of the main happenings of Easter in Barcelona is the blessing of the palms on diumenge de rams (Palm Sunday), when people flock to the cathedral holding palm fronds bought from stalls around the city; these are said to bring luck to households. On Good Friday, various small processions and blessings take place in front of the cathedral. Outside Barcelona in surrounding villages it is traditional to mount a play based on the Passion of Christ. One of the best-known takes place in Esparraguerra and has a cast of more than 700 people.
Another long established tradition that takes place on Easter Monday is the giving of monas by Godparents to their Godchildren; elaborately made chocolate eggs which in recent years have taken on the form of celebrities and even popular soccer stars!
If you are attending Easter and looking for accommodation nearby you may be interested in our selection of apartments in Barcelona. All of these come fully equipped.