Visit Barcelona This Easter For A Cracking Holiday

Submitted by: Loving Apartments

With a warm spring climate, and activities to suit all ages, Barcelona is the ideal destination for your Easter city break. Whether it s a trip for all the family, or a group of friends taking advantage of the additional bank holidays, this exciting and dynamic city has something to satisfy all. Barcelona is known for its annual festivals, music concerts, gallery exhibitions, and super sporting events, and has a chocker block events calendar that doesn’t cease over the Easter weekend.

Marvel at Barcelona s many Easter parades the first of which takes place on Palm Sunday at 11am at the Ciutat Vella, with hundreds of participates playing drums and carrying religious items. Being a strong Catholic country, this is a great religious celebration, and whether you re religious or not, it s still a spectacular spectacle to see how the locals celebrate this time. Religious items such as figures of the Virgin Mary are carried through the processions, with children also dressed in entertaining costumes. When you have had enough of the parades and Easter celebrations, here are top 10 attractions that are worth a visit.

1. Take advantage of the hopefully warm spring weather and take a stroll on the beach. With 4.5km of sandy beach accessible from Barcelona you will be spoilt for choice. There are many family friendly beaches, gay beaches, and beaches that are popular with a younger crowd. Most beaches offer restroom and refreshment facilities, and some offer water sports if you dare venture into the chilly spring sea.

2. Visit the Parc de la Ciutadella that spans over 70 acres, and enjoy the many attractions available, such as the Barcelona Zoo, Museum of Natural Science, a lake, and impressive water features and stone sculptures. The park makes for a lovely relaxing afternoon in the sunshine, whether you choose to hire bikes and cycle around, stroll around and admire the picturesque scenery, or just sit and relax in the spring sun.

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3. If travelling with children, visit the Barcelona aquarium for an exciting and educational excursion. Located within Port Vell, the aquarium makes for a convenient attraction to visit from Barcelona apartments in La Barceloneta, or from the northern beaches.

5. Take a trip up Mount Tibidabo and treat your kids to entry to the exhilarating theme park at the summit, after a journey aboard a tram and funicular. The charming amusement park boasts an array of rides and fairground stalls, with costumed street performers completing the whimsical atmosphere.

6. Parc Guell Visit one of Gaudi s most famous creations, and revel in the vibrant colours and charming natural stone structures that can be seen throughout this municipal park. Some of the finest views of the city can also be seen from Guell Park as it is situated high up on El Carmel Hill.

7. Magic Fountain An endearing spectacle for all ages, the Magic Fountain is a beautiful performance of water jets, colourful lighting, accompanied by music, and is a great visit for anyone strolling through Placa de Espanya.

8. Casa Batllo Admire Gaudi s original home that demonstrates Gaudi s obsession with natural curves and organic materials. With not a straight line in sight, Casa Batllo has been said to resemble a skeletal structure of an animal or human.

9. Montjuic Montjuic Hill is in an elevated position in the centre of Barcelona and is a unique development of historic buildings. Originally used as a defence post, the hill has a profound history during the periods of unrest. It is also home to the 1929 Olympic Stadium.

10. La Rambla Stroll down Barcelona s bustling street in the heart of the city with street performers and souvenir stalls a plenty.

About the Author: Catherine Luther writes for European apartment specialist, Loving Apartments providing great value Barcelona apartments for business or leisure travel.

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. Catherine loves exploring new destinations, snowboarding, swimming and travel blogging

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