Easter is a big deal in most Spanish speaking countries. Why not spend it in Barcelona this year? Barcelona is a beautiful city. Traditional yet cosmopolitan, historical and beautiful. It makes for a perfect short break. And the nightlife is vibrant and lively. What more could you want?
Language skills a bit rusty? Why not take a few Spanish classes before you go! It’s good to know even a little of the local lingo before you go. Holidays are much easier when you can recognise basic words, and locals appreciate the effort. Even if they do tend to reply in excellent English! It can also avoid menu mishaps. At the very least, take a guidebook, but do try and learn at least a few basic words and phrases before you go. And don’t forget your camera!
Where are the best places to visit in Barcelona? Here’s our top 4!
The Font Magica Fountain
Stunning, thrilling and much loved, The Font Magica Fountain is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona. It re-opens at the beginning of March in time for the celebrations of Easter. A dazzling display of water, music and light, it is not to be missed. It is an essential stop on any tour of Barcelona. Built in 1929, the Font Magica delights and thrills locals and tourist alike right up to the present day. Shows until the end of April are 7-9pm Friday and Saturday only, and admission is free!
Lovers of art will not want to miss a visit to the Pablo Picasso Museum. The legendary artist was born in Malaga but spent nearly a decade living in Barcelona around the in the late 19th/ early 20th century. The Picasso museum is without a shadow of a doubt the most famous museum in the Spanish city. It houses many of his early works. They are a perfect example of the massive influence Barcelona had on his work. It is a real privilege to see all of these famous works of art before your very eyes.
Las Ramblas Street
Las Ramblas is Barcelona’s most well-known street. There’s nothing particularly remarkable about the street but is very much the throbbing heart of the city. Visiting Barcelona without taking a stroll down Las Ramblas is inconceivable. It would be like visiting Paris and never even looking at the Eiffel tower! Grab a coffee and people watch from the prime viewing spot on the pavement. You’ll see every walk of life in the middle of this vibrant city.
FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium and Barça museum
The majesty of this huge stadium has to be seen to be believed. Of course, if you love the Beautiful Game then you’ll appreciate it even more. But you don’t have to be a football fan to appreciate the Camp Nou stadium and the Barça museum. Full of history and remarkable sporting legend, the stadium is magnificent.