Ready, steady…? GO! We are launching our blog with the trendiest things to do in Barcelona this Easter Holidays. If you are planning your visit to the city of Barcelona, have our agenda around: events, exhibitions, activities and much more.
Photo from Barcelona desde el aire
First of all, two things to take into account: Semana Santa (Holy Week) is not celebrated with great fervor, as it is in Seville or other cities. Nevertheless, there are many cultural and musical events happening, as there are local holidays. Secondly, watch out! During the night from Saturday to Sunday on the last weekend of March is the Daylight saving time start: clocks shall be adjusted forward at 2 and it will be 3. Take note in case you are travelling or catching a train or plain. And, if you are still looking for accommodation, book Hostemplo! Here you have some of our recommendations for enjoying Easter in Barcelona:
The art of a brick – Photo by outandaboutinthecity.com
De flor en flor (from flower to flower): under this amusing caption we find the first Barcelona Flower and Garden Festival. An event taking place from 24th to 28th March. With the excuse of the spring solstice, the Poble Espanyol will host the first exclusive gathering of flowers and gardens. The perfect occasion to enjoy good weather with friends and family among the most spring-like colors and scents.
Music Maestro, Guitar BCN 2016: holding its seventh edition this year, it is one of the most comprehensive festivals in Barcelona. There are no dates allocated or scheduled, but you can have a look at the web and find out when and where your favorite artist plays. This year, as guest artists we find Noel Gallagher, James Bay and Luis Eduardo Aute, amongst many others.
Picasso Museum: this museum is always worth visiting, and if we add the recent acquisitions on top of, it becomes a must! After 6 years of work, the management of Picasso’s legacy have managed to gather 115 pieces of his work thanks to private donations and own acquisitions. Don’t miss it!
- The art of a brick: Have you ever played with Lego bricks? And, who hasn’t? Well, from 17th March, you can find an amazing exhibition at Cúpula Events C.C. Las Arenas (Plaza España) by Nathan Sawaya Sawaya; the artist has made 100 sculptures using Lego (see picture above).
CULTURAL TOURS AND QUIET PLANS:
unkers del Carmelo – Photo by David Rodríguez (Flickr)
Barcelona hosts activities for all ages and conditions. So, why not enjoy Easter Holidays visiting an exhibition at CosmoCaixa, MACBA or maybe, take a cultural walking route like the ones offered by CultRuta. There are plenty of other alternatives; we can go for the sights and go up to the bunker at the Carmel (see picture above) and observe the city from one of the most magic spots; go to Tibidabo (ideal for the whole family) and enjoy the city sights from the legendary red aeroplane; or getting the Montjuïc Teleferic and enjoying the bird’s eye view over the Barcelona coast. Getting on a motor launch at Barcelona Harbor, dive into the Aquarium; or simply go shopping in any of the multiple malls in Barcelona or most popular streets: Pelayo, Paseo de Gracia, Las Ramblas, …etc.
BARCELONA AT NIGHT:
Sala Apolo – Photo by indiespot.es
Sala Nitsa (Apolo) has a couple of sessions scheduled that you can’t miss:
- Thursday 24th, to start the week in style: Indiescabreados djs + Daniel Gon.
Friday 25th, back to the classics: Back to ’80s Especial Alaska/Fangoria| Albertcode + Robert Martex + Carlos Meinteil.
And, if you are one of those who take holidays the other way round, go and enjoy Nasty Mondays, the best party within the week in Barcelona!
As you can see, in Barcelnoa there are plenty of plans for all tastes, ages and conditions. We also have additional suggestions, someway different but as advisable: silent walks at Montjuïc cemetery (if you like this kind of walks, that have become so popular all around Europe), free walking guided tours, visit the Sagrada Familia (we will talk about this exclusively), go and see all the Gaudí wonders, try to get out of the labyrinth in Horta and, of course, enjoy the best tapas, pinchos and vermouths in the city.
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Cover Picture: sagradafamilia.org