Check out this selection of the top things to do this month:
1. Don’t miss Easter!
Easter is filled with performances of palm leaves, romans and crucifixes, telling the story of Jesus’ last days. On 9th April (Palm Sunday), head to the Ramblas at midday for the celebration of Christ entering Jerusalem. On Friday 14th April, starting at 9pm on the cathedral steps, follow Christ’s story in the ‘Holy Burial Procession’. The procession will be hard to miss: it is headed by Romans, followed by costumed church groups and statues.
- Sunday 9th and Friday 14th April
- Central Girona
2. Head to a music concert
Last Saturday, a concert held by Pont de Pedra officially opened Strenes music festival. The festival runs from 25th March to the end of April. The line-up of predominantly Catalan artists will perform across the city in both indoor and outdoor venues, including Pont de Pedra and the cathedral steps.
- 25th March – 30th April
- Various venues in Girona
3. Wander a local art market
Mercat de La Volta is a small-scale art held on the second Saturday of every month. It features stalls by 28 small-scale artists and artesans in the Plaça de l’Assumpció de Sant Narcís. The vibe is chilled with a mix of live music, mini workshops and friendly stalls. A lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
- Plaça de l’Assumpció de Sant Narcís
- Saturday 8th April (all day)
4. Watch live theatre
If you are looking to practise your English or you just love the theatre, check out the performance of ‘No Man’s Land’ at Cinema Truffaut. London’s National Theatre broadcasts the performance live allowing you to experience it here in Girona.
- Thursday 6th April at 8pm
5. Take part in a tradition of love
Head to the streets on Sunday 23rd April in search of love! The streets will be lined with book stalls and flower sellers, celebrating the Catalan tradition of giving roses and books to loved ones. More detail to follow on this.
- Sunday 23rd April
- Central Girona