Being a wonderful holiday destination during the whole year it is safe to say that it’s more than a great idea to visit Barcelona during springtime. To help you plan your own trip a little better we are more than happy to present you the Top 4 events that should be attended while spending time in the Catalan capital in April.
Easter Processions: Traditionally Spain is a Christian country and therefore of course also celebrates the feast of Easter. Since the Spanish people are known to be quiet passionate when it comes to their religion, Easter is not just honored on one weekend – people worship it during a whole week. The “semana santa” (holy week) starts on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Monday, which means that festivities in 2014 cover up the time from April 13th to 21st. Since Barcelona is a quiet popular place to go to on Easter for many people all over the world, the city will probably be pretty crowded. But that is really a fact that shouldn’t keep you home, because there are not just extra people but also extra fun. Additionally to the common attractions Barcelona offers there will be many worth-seeing Easter processions taking place, for instance:
- Iglesia de Sant Augustin: Friday 18th, Placa de Sant Augustin 2, 17.00 pm
- Santa Maria Del Mar: Friday 18th, Placa de Santa Maria 1, 9.30 am
- Barcelona Cathedral: Friday 18th, Pla de la Seu, 15.30 pm
Barcelona Beer Festival: Now that is something beer lovers should mark red in their calenders! From April 11th to 13th appreciators of the famous hop drink should come to the Museo Marìtim to be part of the annual Barcelona Beer Festival. Since this event attracts beer fans from all over Catalonia who travel to the Catalan capital to enjoy a good glass of the alcoholic beverage, it is quiet unnecessary to say that this beer festival is worth a visit. Featuring more than 200 Spanish and international brewers, guests can not just try different sorts and flavors but also enjoy some informative lectors from beer experts worldwide. A special bonus: the entrance is free!
Salon del Còmic: This international comic fair takes annually place in Barcelona and does already enter its 32nd round in 2014. The Salon del Còmic features a really great range of diverse comic books and makes it very easy for everybody to find his or her perfect match when it comes to drawn adventures. Taking place at the Fira Montjuic Exhibition Centre, halls 1 and 2, the four-day event is set to be from April 15th to 18th and attracts all different kinds of comic friends and fans. As every year, the Salon de Còmic runs under a special motto which was chosen to be “War” in 2014. To make your comic fair experience perfect you might therefore want to take out your soldier costume from the last carnival party to dress up properly 🙂
Sant Jordi’s Day: Loverbirds and moonpies should pay special attention on this one: the Sant Jordi’s Day is just around the corner. April 23rd is probably the most romantic day of the year worshipping saint patron Sant Jordi and is not just celebrated in Barcelona but in the whole region of Catalonia. To sum it up, it can be said that the Sant Jordi’s Day to Spanish people is pretty much the same as the Valentine’s Day is to Americans: one hearty matter full of romance and tenderness. Since the Sant Jordi’s Day is also known as the “day of lovers” or the “day of roses” it is quiet easy to point out that it’s all about love. To follow the myth of Sant Jordi himself – who is said to have battled a dragon in order to save a princess and gave her a red rose afterwards – it is very usual to spot people giving roses or books to their beloved ones on this special occasion. The best thing to do: buy a colorful bouquet and surprise your honey 🙂
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