Barcelona prepares for the Easter celebrations, with religious processions taking place throughout the week, with the most popular on Good Friday, 25th March. The two most acclaimed processions are those organised by Sant Agustí’s Parish and the Fraternity and Brotherhood of Nostra Senyora de les Angústies.
In the outskirts, other historical processions also take place in the city’s adjacent towns, such as the historical Silence Procession in Badalona, which dates back to the 17th century, and which starts at Santa Maria’s Parish. What makes this procession really special is its curious illumination, as the crosses that decorate the walls of the houses are lit only by candles carried by members of the brotherhoods. In the neighbouring town of Hospitalet de Llobregat you can see several Holy Week processions, which are also highly recommended.
Below is some further information about the two main Holy Week processions in Barcelona:
Holy Week Procession of the Parish of Sant Agustí
This procession starts out at 5pm and covers the following route: Plaça Sant Agustí, La Rambla, Santa Anna, Portal de l’Àngel, Arcs, Plaça Nova, Avinguda de la Catedral, Boters, Carrer del Pi, Plaça del Pi, Cardenal Casañas, Boqueria, Carrer Hospital and finishes back at Plaça de Sant Agustí.
Holy Week Procession of the Fraternity and Brotherhood of Nostra Senyora de les Angústies
This procession begins at 6.45pm, and its route passes along the Parroquia de Sant Jaume, Ferrán, Plaça Sant Jaume, Bisbe, Avinguda de la Catedral, Boters, Carrer del Pi, Plaça del Pi, Cardenal Casañas, Boqueria, Rambles and finishes in Carrer Ferrán.