TRANSLATE // TRADUCIR: SpanishLa Mercè 2014 is coming! And thus concerts each year draw thousands and thousands of people on the street:-) Once again, the city of Barcelona has made a strong commitment to musical performances. You have enjoyed the concert every year during La Mercè, you already know that the Plaça Catalunya, right in…
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Will you come to Barcelona in Easter 2014? You’re probably wondering how many things you can do … Let’s see some of them!
We will not say what that Barcelona is one of the best cities to travel in Easter because we think Barcelona is a great city to travel at any time of the year … What I can tell you is that as Easter is quite late on the calendar such as on 2014, if you come to Barcelona certainly you will enjoy a good weather and you will enjoy your holiday even more!
The first thing to know is that in Barcelona (well, Catalunya) Holy Thursday is not a holiday. You will see that all the shops are open … and it’s normal!. But here the following Monday (Easter Monday for us) is a holiday.
TYPICAL EASTER RELIGIOUS EVENTS
Although Barcelona is not a particularly religious city, during Holy Week are always held a number of religious events of all kinds. We recommend arriving at Barcelona go to one of the various tourist offices to inform you of which you can see. However , we can already anticipate that the procession of L’ Hospitalet del Llobregat ( Barcelona neighboring city) is the most famous. Many years comes to collect up to a million people.
STOLL DOWN LAS RAMBLAS…
Stroll down La Rambla and do it with nice weather at Easter is great! The street is full of attractions : museums (Museum of Wax, Erotic Museum, etc. . ) , Human statues , artists painting portraits or caricatures and more. But human statues of La Rambla are undoubtedly the most famous attraction in this street.
TAKE BARCELONA TOURIST BUS
We recommend taking the Barcelona tourist bus to take a look at the many monuments of our city. You can stop those who want to see you or see them only in passing. But it’s a pretty good way to see thing in Barcelona and take some good pictures . Along the way , passengers of Barcelona Tourist Bus feature an audio system in three languages that acts as a guide , explaining history, details and curiosities of different points of Barcelona.
VISITAR EL PARC GÜELL
Easter is a glorious time to visit this site. So another visit that you can not miss is the Parc Güell. Located at the top of the Gràcia district, the Parc Güell is a landscaped park designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí and full of architectural elements in true Gaudi style. In fact, if you do the full route modernist Barcelona, this is an obliged visita.El Parc Güell is open all year from 8am to 21pm. Admission is currently free. The easiest way is with the Barcelona subway, getting off at Lesseps station (Line 3 – Green Line) and walk a bit to the park entrance.
If you are a few days in Barcelona, is an experience that we recommend. Montserrat is a symbol for the Catalans. Besides being the patron saint of Catalonia, is a “magic” mountain surrounded by a very special atmosphere …
VISIT SAGRADA FAMILIA
Obviously not finished Easter 2014 without visiting Sagrada Familia! The Church of the Sagrada Familia is the most famous Barcelona’s landmarks. It is also known as the “Cathedral of the poor” and was the work of Antoni Gaudí. La Sagrada Familia is surrounded all year to visit major tourist and tails are made. It is quite close to the city center, in a very well connected (bus, metro) and full of restaurants, shops and lodging. The Barcelona Tourist Bus also has one of their stops there.
EAT “MONA DE PASCUA”
If you like sweet and taste typical food, eat the Mona de Pascua! As we have already said before, here in Barcelona Easter Monday is a holiday. Typically, family gathering and eating a cake called “Mona de Pascua”, that godparents give to their godchildren. Although it is typical to eat it on Monday, you will see many days ago is already on sale in bakeries. Try it!
CHEAP ACCOMMODATION DURING EASTER IN BARCELONA
If you are looking for cheap accommodation in Barcelona for Easter, we recommend a cheap guesthouse in Las Ramblas of Barcelona, where for a good price have all the essentials to relax after a busy day enjoying the city . We’re talking about Barcelona City Ramblas accommodation (also known as Pensión Canaletas), a modest pension directly opposite the famous Font de Canaletas.
Another accommodation option in Barcelona for Easter holidays is the Barcelona City Centre hostel, a quiet, clean and with everything you need to enjoy your stay. From this comfortable hostel, you can quickly walk to Plaça Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia or any part of the city center. It’s also very well connected by public transport to the rest of the city.
But if you prefer sleep in a hotel during Mercè Festival, an excellent choice to sleep well in the center of Barcelona is Universal Hotel (Barcelona City Hotel), a hotel located on Arago Street (Pau Claris corner) that lets you wake up a few minutes from Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona modernist route.