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March 26, 2015

The period known as ‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week) is very important in Spain. During Easter week Catholics celebrate the period with various ceremonies, masses and processions.

However, as with the rest of the world, Easter in Spain is no longer just about religion. It is a lovely time to be in the city, as the streets are filled with people enjoying the long weekend, the windows of chocolate shops and patisseries are piled with treats and spring is in the air.

Be warned that, due to the fact that the weekend is a Spanish holiday many facilities will not be open on Friday and Monday of that weekend.

Good Friday (3 rd April)semana santa

This is the Friday before Easter Sunday. It is a public holiday in Spain. You will find that a large majority of shops are closed. Many of the bars and restaurants will also be closed. There are processions throughout the day. As a general guide make your way to Barcelona Cathedral from 16:00 to 23:00 where there will be processions and activities occurring in the square outside the Cathedral.

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