Barcelona is more than a city, there are so many things to do and see that will amaze you. April marks the beginning of Spring so there is no better time to visit Barcelona and enjoy its beauty. There are plenty of things that you can do in April and for sure enjoy a lot your vacation. Here you will find some of the suggestions that you shouldn’t miss.
Sant Jordi’s Day
On 23rd April everyone in Catalunya celebrates Sant Jordi’s Day, who is the patron saint of the region so it is a very important day. The tradition of this celebration is for boys to buy a rose to their girlfriends and the girls in return will buy a book. This tradition of exchanging gifts over the years has developed. It is not only for the couples but also for friends and families and is usual now that the boys buy a book to their girlfriends as well as the traditional rose. This festive it’s mainly centered around La Rambla, Plaça de Catalunya, Rambla de Catalunya, and Passeig de Gracia and there are flower and bookstall on streets so it would be lovely to walk through the streets and enjoy this beautiful atmosphere.
Explore Barcelona´s Parks
Spring is the best time to spend your days in Parks. In Barcelona there plenty of gorgeous green Parks and gardens that you can visit with your family or friends. Parc de la Ciutadella, a very popular park where you can enjoy a relaxing picnic or walks in nature. Of course, you can't miss the Park Güell that bears the mark of Barcelona´s most renowned architects, Antoni Gaudi, it is a public Park and very popular tourist attraction.
Sagrada Familia is the icon of Barcelona. The church is also Antoni Gaudi´s work and one of the most famous. It is not finished yet but its unique architecture attracts plenty of tourists all the time of the year. In April you can make the visit inside the church daily from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM. It’s a must-see and highly recommended.
Feria de Abril
The April Fair of Catalunya is a great party that takes place every year in the city to welcome the spring. There is music and a lot of fun. The duration of this big party is about 10 days so you will be able to enjoy it for two full weekends. The date that it starts is depending on when Easter falls. During the fair various stalls are set up where you can hear sevillanas and other traditional Andalusian music and also, you will see ladies dressed in flamenco costumes and men wearing short jackets which are typically Andalusian. Although there are bars where you can try tasty traditional Andalusian food.
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