Things to do with a long Easter Weekend in Europe


Published On

May 14, 2024

Imagine owning homes across Europe and preparing to spend the long Easter weekend in one of those homes - where would you go first?


First, let's explore the historic city of Rome, where you can immerse yourself in the religious significance of the holiday. Visit the Vatican City and marvel at the ornate frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, or take a peaceful stroll through the charming streets of Trastevere. Try some delectable Easter treats like the traditional Colomba cake or sample some sweet gelato from Gelateria del Teatro. If you are so inclined, you can take a rare audience with The Pontiff. He will be presiding over Easter Sunday Mass from the square of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. This Mass is attended by thousands of people from all over the world - it is recommended to arrive early to get a prime spot in the crowd.


Next to London's iconic Kensington and Notting Hill areas, an ideal choice to get lost for a long weekend. Wander through the lush Kyoto Garden and the idyllic Holland Park, taking in the fragrant blooms of spring. For a refined dining experience, try The Ledbury or experience the quirky Churchill Arms. For a taste of culture, head to the Design Museum, which showcases the latest in contemporary design. Or, visit the Royal Albert Hall for a performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. On Easter Sunday, join the local community at the St. Mary Abbots Church for a traditional service.


For something a little more bohemian and artistic, head to the Gràcia area of Barcelona. Savour some delicious Catalan cuisine at La Pepita or Bar Mut, and then take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets to admire the whimsical street art. Take in the stunning views from Parc Güell and explore the iconic Casa Vicens. Attend a traditional Mass at the Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar and bask in the cultural richness of this vibrant city.

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If you're longing for breathtaking landscapes and pristine beaches, consider Mallorca. Hike through the lush Serra de Tramuntana mountains and visit the picturesque village of Deià, which has attracted artists and writers for centuries. Explore the narrow streets and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, head to the coastal town of Sóller to admire its Art Nouveau architecture and take a ride on the traditional wooden tram.

On Easter Sunday, join the local community at the Església de Sant Bartomeu for a traditional Mass. When it comes to food, Mallorca is known for its fresh seafood and traditional dishes such as paella and sobrasada. Try Ca Na Toneta, a restaurant that sources ingredients from local farms and serves dishes inspired by traditional recipes. Alternatively, head to Ca's Patro March, a seafood restaurant located on a rocky coastline that offers some of the best views on the island.

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Whatever destination you choose, may it be a weekend of cultural exploration, scenic beauty, and culinary delights. Happy Easter and happy travels.