The Christian world is approaching its most important religious festival, Easter, which commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In Barcelona, one of the most important events of the year is the celebration of Holy Week in the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.
Get ready to experience Holy Week in this emblematic place in Barcelona.
The Sagrada Família is preparing to experience Holy Week with a programme of different acts of worship and activities between 26 March and 10 April 2023.
The slogan of this year’s campaign is “Sagrada Família is Easter”, which features a photograph of the sculpture of the eccehomo on the Passion façade, the work of the sculptor Josep Maria Subirachs.
Holy Week at the Sagrada Família
One of the most outstanding activities will be the Holy Week Concert by the Orfeón Donostiarra, which will be held on Sunday 26 March at 11:00 am.
The Basilica will witness the music performed by this centenary choral institution founded 125 years ago in San Sebastian.
The musical group will be conducted by José Antonio Sainz Alfaro and accompanied by Juan de la Rubia on the organ.
They will perform a repertoire with pieces by Verdi, Handel and Mahler, among other classics. There will also be a piece sung in Basque, the Ave María by the Basque composer Tomás Garbizu.
The concert will be made possible thanks to the collaboration of TUI experiences.
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Another very interesting event is the Easter children’s workshop, designed for families with children between the ages of 5 and 11.
The workshop includes a guided tour of the church for the little ones, starting at the Nativity façade and ending at the Passion façade.
They will also enjoy a discovery game on the Passion façade where they will have to overcome different tests.
They will finish with a chocolate egg decoration workshop, which will be given by a student of the Escuela de Pastelería del Gremio de Barcelona, in collaboration with the Chocolate Museum.
Although if you are more interested in the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week, the Sagrada Família also has a varied and permanent programme for each Holy Day.
On 3, 4 and 5 April at 8.45pm (in Catalan) and 9.30pm (in Spanish), the Passion façade will be illuminated with the story of the passion and death of Jesus Christ (with music and texts by Mons. Antoni Vadell i Ferrer, DEP).