Mar 24 2021
All secrets you need to know as a student to enjoy Barcelona in the best way in spring
Barcelona is a fantastic city at any time of the year and we are very sure about that. However, one of the most magical seasons and with many plans to do here is, definitely with the arrival of the spring in Barcelona and all involve for residents and tourists.
And it is that this period feels very well the Catalan capital in all aspects, filling gardens and parks with color, bringing happiness to its inhabitants and, especially, offering a wide rage of cultural and entertainment proposals to enjoy the best and true charm of Barcelona.
For this reason, today at TheLofttown we share with you an interesting post where we explain how enjoy Barcelona in spring with all interesting plans that you can choose, as in the city as around with the arrival of this magical station. Do you want know more? Welcome to our blog #TheLofttowner!
A different year
Although we live in an atypical time due to Covid-19 and the restrictions of the authorities that greatly limit the actions and events in the city, if you are a student and you are already settled in Barcelona you can always find fantastic ideas on how to enjoy the most of the city, especially with the arrival of spring.
From religious events, such as events for Holy Week, concerts with limited capacity, the wide beaches facing the Mediterranean, passing through the Sant Jordi Day among other artistic and cultural attractions, Barcelona always offers you a splendid way to get out of it. the most out of your academic stay.
Therefore, here are some examples of what you can do during your stay as a student in Barcelona now that this wonderful season is about to begin. Take note!
Easter in Barcelona
Regardless of your personal religious beliefs, it is honestly worth experiencing Holy Week in Barcelona. And it is that the religious traditions in the Catalan capital are full of several surprises that will not leave you indifferent, such as the ancestral celebration of Palm Sunday and the holidays that offer several options that you should write down in your agenda.
In the same way, in Barcelona the traditional Burreta is celebrated, which is an authentic procession of the city that runs through all the streets of the center. In turn, there are also other processions that you should also know, especially when it is Good Friday, which take place in the main neighborhoods of the city center, such as Born, Gótic and Barceloneta.
In Barcelona, both Good Friday and Resurrection Monday are festive, also known as Easter Monday, which is celebrated with a classic Catalan and Mediterranean pastry dessert such as Easter mona and you should enjoy it because it is delicious.
International Comic Fair
April is a month when the weather is already very welcome in Barcelona. Meanwhile, the city is filled with various types of international events, that although the pandemic has changed the way they are held, the essence of these events still persists.
One of those emblematic events is the International Comic Fair that has been held since 1981 in the city during the second weekend of April at the Fira de Montjuic, where the most important exponents of the world of comic gather together with many fans of the comic. If you want to go back to your childhood and fill your spring with color and adventures, this event is your best choice
Sant Jordi, the festival of the rose and the book
Barcelona has an authentic celebration recognized worldwide, we are referring to Sant Jordi, patron saint of Catalunya and which also coincides with International Book Day. This day is perhaps one of the most magical in the city because two great reasons come together for people to fill the streets of Barcelona with books and roses, thus highlighting the spirit of the city everywhere.
However, in a normal year all the streets of the center of Barcelona are paralyzed with this special celebration in each of its corners. However, being still in the pandemic and with the congregations of people restricted as a precaution, the city always proposes a different way of experiencing Sant Jordi that we are sure you will also be able to enjoy.
The Monastery of Montserrat
And when Sant Jordi ends, it is the turn to celebrate the day of the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as the Moreneta, patron saint of Catalunya. If you have a free day, we recommend visiting the Montserrat monastery located one hour from the city, where you will live a wonderful getaway to a beautiful monastery installed in the middle of the mountain, where nature with its splendid geological formations and the magic of the architecture of This enclave will make you enjoy a formidable experience during your stay in Barcelona.
Girona, time of flowers
In Barcelona you can find practically everything you need to enjoy spring. However, if you want to expand your cultural plans, you can travel outside the Catalan capital to learn more about Catalan culture in all its splendor.
One of those destinations that never go unnoticed is the city of Girona. Located about 100 kilometers north of Barcelona, it is characterized by the fact that in spring its old town is covered by endless floral compositions during the month of May that adorn the buildings in a fantastic way. A mix of colors, aromas and a good atmosphere that will make you enjoy this beautiful city to the fullest and disconnect a bit from the hectic pace of Barcelona.
The museum night
Barcelona has a wide variety of museums throughout the city, making it one of the cities with the most cultural life in Europe. If you are a lover of art and history, you should know that every year on the second Saturday of May you can access all the museums totally free of charge and at night from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
This event brings together many people each year who seek a different and, above all, free alternative to enjoy the artistic and historical wonders of the city.
Bikini season on the beach
In Barcelona you can enjoy a good climate throughout the year. But if there is a time when the beaches begin to fill with bathers, outdoor sports and people having picnics with friends, this is undoubtedly spring.
Therefore, we recommend that you take a walk through all the beaches that the city offers, as well as those that are outside it. Remember that just 30 minutes away, either north or south of Catalunya, you can find fantastic beaches to go on excursions and enjoy with family or friends.
Although this year we still continue with restrictions that affect major musical events, Barcelona still has a wide range of concerts with limited capacity throughout the city.
You will find these festivals for all tastes and audiences almost daily. Before the pandemic, Primavera Sound as well as Sónar were internationally renowned international festivals that were associated with Barcelona and with the arrival of spring, macro events that marked a before and after in the year.
Therefore, until this normality returns to our lives, we recommend that you continue enjoying everything the city has to offer through these small musical events.
Sant Joan, the shortest night of the year
Everything comes to an end and so does spring. And what better way to close it with a flourish than with the magical night of Sant Joan, also known as the shortest night of the year and which becomes the official start of summer, a season that we will talk about later in another. post giving you many tips so you can fully enjoy it.
During the night of Sant Joan, which is celebrated on June 23, the city is filled with pyrotechnic fires that fill the Barcelona sky with color and with joy to the city and its inhabitants.
With this post today we hope you have learned much more about how to enjoy Barcelona in spring. And remember that if you are determined to move to the Catalan capital, you can always count on our university residence so that your stay in Barcelona becomes a splendid experience that you will never forget in life.
We hope to see you in Barcelona soon and that you become a new #TheLoftowner!
Have an excellent day!