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Things to do in Barcelona Easter 2017

 

Barcelona Easter Week – What to do and see

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Barcelona Easter Week – What to do and see

Things to do in Barcelona Easter 2017 and on Good Friday. What to do and where to find Easter parades and Good Friday processions in Barcelona. Easter week in Spain is called “Semana Santa” which means “Holy Week.”

Things to do Easter Barcelona Barcelona Easter – Semana Santa

The Easter week starts on Palm Sunday which is called “Diumenge de Rams” in Catalan” and “Domingo de Ramos” in Spanish. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter week. TWEET THIS PAGE

Dates Easter 2017 Barcelona.

Easter is a moveable feast and falls very late in 2017. In 2017 Easter starts on Palm Sunday on Sunday 9th April 2017. There are parades and processions in Barcelona on Palm Sunday.

Barcelona Good Friday – Viernes Santo

Most Easter parades are on Good Friday – called “Divendres Sant” in Catalan and “Viernes Santo” in Spanish. Good Friday in 2017 is on Friday 14th April 2017. Easter Sunday is 16th April 2017 and Easter 2017 ends on “Lunes de Pascua” Easter Monday on Monday 17th April 2017 and is also called “Diá de la mona de Pascua” which is Easter “mona” cake day. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays so most shops in Barcelona are closed, but restuarants and museums are open.

Visit this Barcelona Easter Guide page to read about Barcelona Easter week and Easter processions and traditions.

Small group tours Barcelona Easter 2017.

Easter is a very busy week in Barcelona,so we recommend that you book day tours and private tours well in advance if possible

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Day Tours Barcelona Easter Week

Day Tours Barcelona Easter Week

El Gordo – Spanish Christmas Lottery 2016

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El Gordo – Spanish Christmas Lottery 2016

El Gordo Spanish Christmas Lottery

El Gordo Spanish Christmas Lottery

Did you buy an el Gordo lottery ticket this year. Actually you can buy a ticket from August onwards, but the lottery is drawn every year on 22nd December and called the Spanish Christmas Lottery or  El Gordo, which means the Fatty – or the Fat One!

If you have not already checked your ticket to see if you won – please use the link below to check your lottery numbers.

The world’s biggest lottery with the most overall prize money is in Spain and called Lotería de Navidad or El Gordo! El Gordo is actually the name of the first prize winning ticket. The total prize money is around 2,2 billion euros, which is spread around many ticket numbers.

 

El Gordo is the first prize and wins 640 million euro spread over 160 tickets with the winning number. It’s quite complicated but you can read more on the links below.
Bona Sort. Good Luck. Buena Suerte!

> Visit the Spanish lottery website
> Check your 2016 El Gordo lottery numbers
> Guide to El Gordo Spanish Christmas lottery.

If you are visiting Barcelona, then DayTripsBarcelona offers tours all winter to lovely destinations near Barcelona including our popular winter road trips!!
Tours from Barcelona to France, Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains.

 

El Gordo – Spanish Christmas Lottery 2015

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El Gordo – Spanish Christmas Lottery 2015

El Gordo Spanish Christmas Lottery

El Gordo Spanish Christmas Lottery

What to do in Barcelona at Christmas? Buy an el Gordo lottery ticket. Actually you can buy a ticket from August onwards, but the lottery is drawn every year on 22nd December and called the Spanish Christmas Lottery or  El Gordo.  to win the world’s biggest lottery called Lotería de Navidad 2015 or often just called by its nickname “El Gordo” which means the Fatty – or the Fat One!

The world’s biggest lottery with the most overall prize money is in Spain and called Lotería de Navidad or El Gordo! El Gordo is actually the name of the first prize winning ticket. The total prize money is around 2,2 billion euros, which is spread around many ticket numbers.

 

El Gordo is the first prize and wins 640 million euro spread over 160 tickets with the winning number. It’s quite complicated but you can read more on the links below.
Bona Sort. Good Luck. Buena Suerte!

> Visit the Spanish lottery website
> Check your 2013 El Gordo lottery numbers
> Guide to El Gordo Spanish Christmas lottery.

Remember DayTripsBarcelona offers tours all winter to lovely destinations near Barcelona including our popular winter road trip Tours from Barcelona to France, Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains.

 

Barcelona Tour Video – Guests having fun!

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DayTripsBarcelona guests star in Happy video

In 2014 some of our DayTripsBarcelona guests helped us make a video version of the hit “Happy” song. 

Thanks to all the fantastically talented dancing guests who made this video so much fun.
It was filmed on locations from our Day Tour outside Barcelona.
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Most popular Barcelona day tours in 2014/2015

Top 5 most popular Barcelona day tours

January 2015:
Which Barcelona Tours were most popular in 2014?
Once again small group Barcelona day tour specialists DayTripsBarcelona.com have compiled their list of most popular Barcelona Day Tours based on the number of guests on each tour.

The Top 5 Most Popular Day Tours outside Barcelona in 2014 were:

1) Montserrat Mountain Half Day Tour
http://www.daytripsbarcelona.com/b2_half_day_tour_montserrat_mountains.html
2) 3 countries in one day, France, Andorra and Spain Tour:
http://www.daytripsbarcelona.com/b9_day_tour_andorra_pyrenees_mountains.html
3) Montserrat Mountain and Wine Day Tour:
http://www.daytripsbarcelona.com/b3_day_tour_montserrat_and_wine.html
4) Costa Brava Day Tour
http://www.daytripsbarcelona.com/a1_day_tour_costa_brava_from_barcelona.html
5) Girona and Dali Tour
http://www.daytripsbarcelona.com/b1_day_tour_girona_figueres_dali.html

Montserrat Mountain - World Heritage site and top day tour from Barcelona

Montserrat Mountain and Basilica with the famous Black Virgin tops the list of Top Day Tours outside Barcelona for two years in a row

DayTripsBarcelona.com have specialised in highly personal small group minivan tours to exciting and beautiful destinations outside Barcelona.

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Festa Major de Gracia street festival Barcelona

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2014 Festa Major de Gracia street festival Barcelona

Gracia street Festival Barcelona

Gracia street Festival Barcelona

2014 Festa Major de Gracia street festival is Barcelona’s biggest, most colourful and most popular neighbourhood festival. The 2014 Gracia Festival opens on 15th August 2014 for the 198th edition. It attracts about one and a half million visitors each year. It is also award winning festival having been been declared a Traditional Festival of National Interest by the Generalitat of Catalonia and awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi (St George’s Cross). The best time to visit the Gracia festival (in our opinion) is in the evening from about 8pm, when it starts to get dark. The illuminations on most streets turn on at around 8.30 pm and the decorations look much nicer when illuminated. The first 2 days are always the most crowded so be patient and please be careful with the decorations which are quite fragile.

As in previous years, the neighbourhood’s streets will be decorated and filled with activities for everyone, with competitions, workshops, sports activities, concerts and lots more. You can find the top highlights of the programme and maps of the festival in English on Barcelonayellow.com. The Gracia neighbourhood is located 20 minutes by foot north west of the city centre of Barcelona in the direction of the hills to the west of Barcelona.

> Read more about Gracia Festival here

Things to do in Barcelona Easter


Barcelona Easter Week – What to do and see

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Barcelona Easter Week – What to do and see

Things to do in Barcelona Easter 2014 and on Good Friday. What to do and where to find Easter parades and Good Friday processions in Barcelona. Easter week in Spain is called “Semana Santa” which means “Holy Week.”

Things to do Easter Barcelona Barcelona Easter – Semana Santa

The Easter week starts on Palm Sunday which is called “Diumenge de Rams” in Catalan” and “Domingo de Ramos” in Spanish. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter week. TWEET THIS PAGE

Dates Easter 2014 Barcelona.

Easter is a moveable feast and falls very late in 2014. In 2014 Easter starts on Palm Sunday on Sunday 13th March 2014. There are parades and processions in Barcelona on Palm Sunday.

Barcelona Good Friday – Viernes Santo

Most Easter parades are on Good Friday – called “Divendres Sant” in Catalan and “Viernes Santo” in Spanish. Good Friday in 2014 is on Friday 18th April 2014. Easter Sunday is 20th April 2014 and Easter 2014 ends on “Lunes de Pascua” Easter Monday on Monday 21st April 2014 and is also called “Diá de la mona de Pascua” which is Easter “mona” cake day. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays so most shops in Barcelona are closed, but restuarants and museums are open.

Visit this Barcelona Easter Guide page to read about Barcelona Easter week and Easter processions and traditions.

Small group tours Barcelona Easter.

Easter is a very busy week in Barcelona,so we recommend that you book day tours and private tours well in advance if possible

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Day Tours Barcelona Easter Week

Day Tours Barcelona Easter Week

New tour launched – Day Tour from Barcelona to Girona, Figueres and Dali museum

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New Barcelona tour launched – Day Tour to Girona, Figueres and Dali museum

Dali museum in Figueres

DayTripsBarcelona.com has launched a new tour for 2014 to Girona, Figueres and the Dali Museum.

Enjoy a lovely day tour from Barcelona on a small group tour to north Catalonia to visit historic Girona, the City of Sieges, and to Figueres, to visit the world famous Dali museum of surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

Optionally instead of visiting the Dali Museum in Figueres, private tour guests can follow in the footsteps of Dali and choose to visit one of the other two Dali museums in the “Dali triangle, which are the Dali Portlligat House-museum in Cadaqués or the Castell Gala Dalí de Púbol.
Dali lived in his house in Port Lligat (or Port Ligat) from 1930 until 1982 and this is where he did his best work. Upon the death of his wife and muse Gala Dali, he moved to Castle Gala in Púbol, where she spent her final years. Púbol Castle is now also a house/museum.

DayTripsBarcelona has been offering this tour for the past year on a private tour basis with top reviews from guests. As with all of our tours, our guide stays with guests all day. Our guides are safe and experienced drivers, are very friendly and service minded, have in depth knowledge of all destinations, speak excellent English and make sure that guests have an enjoyable and memorable day.

To read more about this tour and see photos from the Barcelona Dali museum tour, please visit the tour page:
http://www.daytripsbarcelona.com/b1_day_tour_girona_figueres_dali.html

Remember DayTripsBarcelona offers tours all year round to lovely destinations near Barcelona including our popular 3 countries in one day road trip that visits France and Andorra
View all our tours from Barcelona.

Barcelona skiing season starts in November 2013!

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5 ski areas near Barcelona to open weekend as early as Saturday 23rd November 2013 and ski season in Grandvalira Andorra to start in November 2013

The skiing season will be starting extra early this year in Andorra and the Pyrenees. After heavy snowfall in the Pyrenees in mid-November 2013  five ski resorts near Barcelona – Baqueira Beret, La Masella, La Molina, Vall de Núria y Vallter 2000 – plan to open partially as early as weekend starting Saturday 23rd November 2013 with between 40cm and 1m of snow.

Great news for the 2014 ski season with Grandvalira in

Grandvalira ski opening 30 november 2013

Grandvalira in Andorra opens end November 2013

Andorra also planning to open in November on Saturday 29th November 2013. Visit their websites for more information of which lifts will be open.
This means that the chances are very good that most ski resorts near Barcelona will be open for the Spanish holiday puente on December 6th to 8th 2013.

 

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Christmas lights in Barcelona

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Christmas lights in Barcelona
The Christmas lights of Barcelona are called “Els llums de Nada.” and Christmas starts in Barcelona Christmas lights are turned on every year by the Mayor of Barcelona. In 2013 the Christmas lights ceremony will be on Thursday 28 November which is the same date as the annual Barcelona Shopping Night event, which kicks off the Barcelona Christmas shopping on Barcelona’s fashionable shopping street Passeig de Gracia

Christmas Lights Barcelona

Christmas Lights Barcelona

There are usually Christmas lights in more than 390 locations and streets in Barcelona with illuminations covering about 60km of roads. And the tower Torre Agbar in the Sant Marti district is also part of the Barcelona Christmas lights with a special Christmas light show from 18:00 to 23:00 in December and until 5th January.  The Magic Fountain of Montjuic will have a special Christmas water and music show in December which is free and can be seen on Fridays and Saturdays in December 2013 and on 25th December and 1st January between 19:00 to 21:00. The tower Torre Agbar in the Sant Marti district is also part of the Barcelona Christmas lights with a special Christmas light show from 18:00 to 23:00 in December and until 5th January.

> Read all about Barcelona Christmas and Christmas traditions

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