Mar 22 2017

Easter Masses and Processions in Barcelona

Posted by at 15:16 on General

 

Easter Masses and Processions in Barcelona are organized by religious groups and brotherhoods of people based at particular churches. They are called “Hermandades y Cofradías de Penitencia”.

 

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Easter Masses

On Palm Sunday there will be palm blessing ceremonies in Barcelona Cathedral La Seu, starting at 11am, and in La Sagrada Familia church starting at 12am.

On Good Friday Barcelona Cathedral in Barrió Gótico neighborhood organizes a ceremony at 3pm. A Canon reads and discusses the last seven words Jesus said before his death.

Easter Sunday brings Easter masses to all churches of Barcelona. The most popular masses are held at the La Sagrada Familia, the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar churches.

 

 

Easter Processions

“El Paso de la Borriquita” is the first Easter procession, and it’s taking place on Palm Sunday 9th April in Barrió Gótico neighborhood. The procession is commemorating the arrival of Jesus, riding on a donkey to Jerusalem. On the streets around the parade you’ll find stalls selling traditional bleached palm stalks and palm leaves.

 

On Good Friday 14th April there will be two big processions. The first one starts from Placa Sant Agusti in El Raval neighborhood at 5pm. There will be around 300 musicians and other participants taking part into the procession. The parade is led by La Hermandad de la Macarena, Paso Cristo.

The second procession of Good Friday starts at 7pm in front of Esglesia Sant Jaume in Barrió Gótico neighborhood. This procession is led by La Hermandad y Cofradía de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias.

 

Photo: Gavriil Papadiotis / Flickr.com

 

Easter in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

The biggest and most pretentious Easter celebrations are in a suburb of Barcelona called L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. You can reach it easily by blue metro line L5.

On Palm Sunday there will be two Easter Processions, both starting from Placa de la Bobila. First one starts and 11am and second at 6:30pm.

On Good Friday three processions starts from Carrer del Moli. First one is at 8am, second at 8:30am and the third and last at 9pm in the evening.

Placa de la Bobila is the starting point of the processions again on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. On Saturday the procession starts at 8pm, and on Sunday at 6pm.

 

 

From here you can read about Easter traditions in Barcelona and from here about Easter opening hours.

 

 

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