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6 Spanish destinations to enjoy during Easter

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With the arrival of the desired days of Holy Week, you want the plans with friends, as a couple or why not, alone. The body asks you to travel and discover new places. If you are one of those who have not yet decided on a destination for the next few days and you like to be surprised, in this post we propose 6 beautiful destinations in the Spanish geography, where you can rest, or just the opposite, while you enjoy these dates. Beach or mountain, town or city, cultural and / or gastronomic trip: there are many options for Easter breaks among which we can choose. On this occasion we do not leave Spain, because our country has enough reasons to enjoy it also on these dates.

Enjoy the Easter holidays and good trip!

Malaga

With some origins that go back to the time of the Catholic Monarchs, Malaga is one of the essential destinations to go to during Holy Week in Spain, if only to enjoy a beautiful city by the sea.

One of the advantages of this city is that all points of interest are in the historic centre where most of its streets are pedestrian, so it will be very easy and comfortable to do the tour. It is essential to start the visit at Casa Aranda to try their famous chocolate churros. With the batteries charged, take a tour of the heart of the historic centre visiting the Plaza de la Constitución, which highlights the source of Genoa, Calle Marqués de Larios, the imposing Baroque facade of the Cathedral of Malaga. Continue through the Park from Malaga, a long walk where you can see a variety of exotic plants. Arrive at the Port and La Farola, an old lighthouse from the beginning of the 18th century, next to the famous Malagueta beach. Ideal place to try the famous espetos, a dish very typical of the Andalusian coast. Must try the sweet wine of Malaga, in the emblematic local El Pimpi. Giving away one of the most beautiful images of the city from the Roman Theater. Enter the Alcazaba. It is the most important monument of the Arab past of the city. The fortress is located at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro and joined to its Castle by a walled corridor called La Coracha. After the visit to the Alcazaba we go to the Gibralfaro Viewpoint, where you can see beautiful views of the city.

Declared of International Tourist Interest, this great event full of processional parades the streets of Malaga, Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday. The steps here are called "thrones," but there are also Nazarenes and women with mantillas and saetas are sung to religious images.

If you go, do not miss the procession of the Passion (Holy Monday) or that of the Congregation of Mena (Holy Thursday), which is one of the most popular in Malaga, it is the legion who moves through the streets from the city to the Cristo de la Buena Muerte and Ánimas. One of the best places to enjoy one of the best Holy Weeks in Spain is Calle Larios. The most famous street in the city is part of the so-called "official route" and offers beautiful corners to surround yourself with the brotherly atmosphere of Malaga. Another very popular, comfortable and economical point, from which to see the processions is the so-called "tribune of the poor", a staircase that provides some great steps so that the procession is more bearable waiting.

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Salamanca

Salamanca is the university city par excellence and a great starting point for a Holy Week full of culture, but also to discover incredible destinations. The two cathedrals of the capital, the Casa de las Conchas, the universities and the Plaza Mayor are essential visits before catching the car and reaching our first destination, Alba de Tormes, where we can see the tomb of Saint Teresa of Jesus or the Castle of the Dukes of Alba. Continuing towards the south we will reach the Sierra de Béjar where we will find Candelario, a charming town that will leave you speechless. The route turns to the west to reach the Sierra de Francia and enjoy the Batuecas Natural Park before arriving at Ciudad Rodrigo, famous for its carnival but with a prehistoric origin which highlights the Cathedral of Santa María and the Castle of Enrique II. Our last trip will take us to another natural park, the Arribes del Duero, on the border with Portugal, where you can enjoy imposing viewpoints, impressive waterfalls and even a river cruise. What more could you want?

Looking for the best Holy Week in Spain? Consider that Holy Week in Salamanca is not only another of the great celebrations of Castilla y León, but also of the whole country. It is the main religious event in Salamanca and every year gathers locals and curious people willing to participate in the celebrations. This Spanish Holy Week has 16 brotherhoods, congregations and brotherhoods that are those that organize the 22 processions and events, among which you can not miss the Act of Descent, the Procession of the Holy Burial and the Encounter.

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Zamora

Lovers of the purest air? A perfect destination to spend a Holy Week passes through Puebla de Sanabria, in the province of Zamora. Do you know the Sanabria Lake? Belonging to the Natural Park of the same name, it is the largest lake of glacial origin in the Peninsula. It stands out above all its ecosystem of both flora and fauna, protected since 1978. Here beauty, peace and relaxation will not be lacking. You can perform various activities in the purest nature as well as enjoy the gastronomy and those "lost" people that fall in love with the most adventurous. If the theme of Holy Week is the reason for your trip, visit the Museum of Holy Week or attend the Gregorian chants of the Plaza de Viriato de Zamora, must be among your unmissable dates.

Due to the unique character of its celebration, one of the best destinations for Holy Week in Spain is Zamora.

This was declared of International Tourist Interest in 1986 and since then it has not lowered the level. Legend has it that its origins go back to the 12th century and that, since then, the number of fraternities has not stopped growing. Currently, there are 17, who are responsible for organizing events. In addition to admiring the processions, which are sober, austere and lived with great fervour, we recommend that you approach the Museum of Holy Week to observe in detail each of the sculptures that form the steps.

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Catalonia

What do you think of a three or five day route through the most beautiful medieval towns of Catalonia? It is a perfect route to make with friends or family and to enjoy the cuisine of the area. Start in Montblanc and Poblet, where you can enjoy the best preserved walled area of ​​the community and guided tours made by the Tourism Office of the town. It is essential to visit the largest medieval monastery in Europe, Poblet, where guided tours are also held. During the second day it is recommended to make a route through the towns near Montblanc such as Guimerà, Conesa, Solsona and Cardona. Stoned streets, walls, medieval precincts that will take you to the Catalonia of the time. In Cardona the castle is a must, built in the year 886 by Wifredo el Velloso, probably the best preserved medieval castle in the whole community. On the third day, the route will take you to the towns of Mura-Talamanca, Vic and Santa Pau in a route of about 180 kilometers. From there you can visit the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt and an incredible monastic set in Sant Benet de Bages. It is also essential to stroll through the Medieval Market of Vic and feel like a man of medieval times. The fourth and fifth day are reserved for Besalú, Castelló d'Empúries, Peralada, Pals, Monells-Cruïlles, Peratallada and Tossa del Mar, where you will find a walled enclosure at the foot of the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. If this is already a known route, we also suggest the Tavertet route and the Collsacabra path.

Cities, towns, beaches, mountains ... the cultural and natural wealth of Catalonia surprises visitors who can enjoy the coast and its beaches, the bustle of its big cities or its historical heritage where, for example, the Roman ruins of Tarragona stand out .

Barcelona, ​​where modernism and Renaissance converge, have many and varied places to visit. The Sagrada Familia, by Antoni Gaudí, is the emblem of the city and the most visited monument in Spain; Park Güell, another of the modernist works of the great artist; La Rambla, one of the most important avenues in Europe or the Old Town with its Gothic cathedral.

To rest, nothing better than a typical Catalan house of the eighteenth century in Gerona, a city that can boast of having one of the most evocative historical centers of Catalonia, with unique monumental elements in Europe. You can visit the natural landscape of l'Albera, an area full of megalithic monuments, ideal for hiking or excursions.

Although in Catalonia the processions are rather anecdotal, they do find places to go during Holy Week, since they have very special celebrations. For example, year after year, for more than five centuries, in towns such as Olesa de Montserrat, Esparreguera or Cervera, "La Pasión" is celebrated. This evolution of the sacramental acts has been sophisticated and consists of theatrical shows about the life, death and resurrection of Christ with a great visual and emotional impact among the public. If you are looking for places to go during Holy Week in Spain, keep in mind these particular celebrations, they will not leave you indifferent.

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Murcia

The Segura River serves as a guide to explore this area, also known as the Morisco Valley, as it is the last redoubt of this town on the Iberian Peninsula. Archena is the ideal point to start this route through the interior of the Region of Murcia. At its spa, you can relax before tasting the Merengue Horn or the Pitisús, prepared in an artisanal way. Another essential stop is the Mirador del Corazón de Jesús in Ulea, the ideal place to observe the landscape and feel the Arab trace. In the town of Blanca you will find all kinds of adventure activities such as canoeing or rafting, horseback riding or paintball. If you are more climbing, in nearby Cieza you can practice it in the Almorchón Peak. Along the way, stop to discover towns such as Abarán, Ricote or Villanueva del Segura.

The religious festival of Holy Week in Murcia takes place between the Friday of Dolores and Resurrection Sunday, and is one of the most important in Spain for the richness of its sculptural heritage, with carvings from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries of great quality . It also stands out because it has its own style that goes back four centuries and that makes it unique: the hoods are short and blunt, and leave the face of the Nazarenes, for example. And since the 40s of the twentieth century, some of the fraternities follow the style of silence.

The 15 Murcian brotherhoods take to the streets the 93 processional steps and parade through the city, filling with a religious sense the Holy Week in Murcia.

Do not miss the procession of the Santísimo Cristo del Perdón on Holy Monday or "Los Coloraos". If you want to see something different this holiday, Murcia offers an unbeatable mix of natural and cultural attractions that make it one of the best places to go during Holy Week in Spain.

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Granada

The essence of Al-Andalus and one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. You can not die without having visited this Andalusian wonder at least once in your life. Each trip through Granada will reveal different details and perceptions of a city that does not leave anyone indifferent.

Undoubtedly, the first thing you have to see in Granada is the Alhambra. One of the most incredible places in Spain and, why not? The world is in this Andalusian city. This citadel will leave you speechless just by contemplating it from one of the most popular viewpoints, but when you enter you will feel that you are in a dream. In the heart of the city you will find two of the essential places to see in Granada: the Cathedral and the annexed Royal Chapel of Granada. Both are two important historical places in Spain. Visiting the Puerta de Elvira or the Arco de Elvira is one of the best things to do in Granada. Walking the Paseo de los Tristes is one of the essential things to do in Granada. This is one of the most beautiful streets in Spain, located in the Valle del Darro, between the hills of the Alhambra and the Albaicín. If you like history, do not miss this place.

With the Alhambra as a backdrop, that of Granada may be one of the most beautiful Holy Weeks in Spain.

Ancient and very rooted, every year these days the people of Granada take to the streets to express their devotion and commemorate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. The city has 32 brotherhoods that take spectacular steps every year, such as the Christ of the Gypsies. See this carving of Christ for the Carrera del Darro, with the buildings of the Alhambra in the background, it's worth it.

The brotherhoods make their processional journey through the Zaidín, the Albaicín, the Realejo and through the narrow and intricate streets of the centre of the city. If Granada already attracts thousands of visitors a day, keep in mind that at this time the streets are filled to the brim, so it is advisable to arrive early to save site. Andalusia, again, proves with Granada to be one of the best Easter destinations in Spain.

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