If staying at home is not in your plans and you need inspiration to choose where to spend this Easter, we tell you the best trips you can take, without ruining your budget. Our proposals go through towns and cities in Spain, as well as interesting places outside our borders. And also, in all of them you will be able to make the most of your vacation time because you will hardly find any tourists.

Murcia

Cathedral Church of Santa María in the center of Murcia.
Cathedral Church of Santa María in the center of Murcia.

Maybe you hadn’t thought about it, but when you know everything you can do and see, you will be surprised. You will find a city with a lot of history and cultural attractions, and of course, a delicious sea and garden cuisine. Founded in the year 831, the first contact with Murcia passes through the old town. Walking you will reach such popular streets as Platería, Jabonerías and Trapería (where the Murcia Casino is located). In the Plaza Julián Romea you will find the most famous theater in Murcia (from 1862) and in Plaza del Cardenal Belluga, the Cathedral of Santa María, which was built on an old mosque. But also, in this square you will see some of the most relevant buildings, such as the Episcopal Palace, the Town Hall and also homes built in a neoclassical and modernist style, such as the House of the Dragons.

And as a complement to the cultural visits, you have to know that you are in one of the cities where tapas is an art. To enjoy the typical Murcian tapas You have a whole old town full of bars, but one of the most atmospheric places is the Flower Square.

Besalú (Girona)

Romanesque bridge from the 11th century in Besalú.
Romanesque bridge from the 11th century in Besalú.

It is one of the most impressive settings you can imagine to experience Holy Week. In this medieval town, which is one of the most beautiful and best preserved in Spain, you will take a trip back in time as soon as you cross its medieval bridge. And if you are a lover of traditions, you will be moved to see how devotedly people live in Besalú. the Procession of Sorrows. Don’t miss one of the key moments of this religious festival: the arrival at the Plaza Mayor, when the apostles sing the salve and, in the midst of absolute silence, the Virgin returns to the church.

During your getaway to this town in the Girona Pre-Pyrenees, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the typical dishes and products of the area, such as botifarra and the famous Catalan ratafía, a sweet liquor made with herbs, nuts and aromatic plants. You can complete the trip by doing some Hiking route through the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.


View of the Formigal ski resort.


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Dublin

A viewpoint over O Connell Bridge and the city of Dublin.
A viewpoint over O Connell Bridge and the city of Dublin.

This city on the east coast of Ireland is one of the most welcoming in Europe to enjoy this winter getaway and, furthermore, it is very well connected with low cost flights. It’s full of atmosphereso if you are looking for something to do, take good note of a place that you should not miss: the central Temple Bar, a very charming neighborhood, which is full of restaurants and typical Irish pubs. where to give a good account of the famous pints of Guinness.

On a route through this Irish city you must also make a stop at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in the country which is dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland, and is one of the few surviving buildings in medieval Dublin and the castle. Of course, it is also worth visiting the Trinity Collegethe oldest university in Ireland (founded 1592).

Tenerife

Panoramic view of Garachico beach, Tenerife
Panoramic view of the town and beach of Garachico, in Tenerife

The largest island of the Canary Islands is an ideal proposal for this Holy Week. And although it is a perfect place to visit all year round, March is a great month especially for three reasons: the temperatures are around 20°C, there is not as much tourism, and also, being the low season, the prices are more affordable. . Tenerife is one of the most varied destinations, in the north you will find a lush and green area, and historical sites to visit such as beautiful towns such as La Orotava or Garachico.

And if you prefer to head south, you can enjoy beautiful beaches and volcanic landscapes. Of course, one day will surely be dedicated to getting to know Santiago del Teide. If you are going on an adventure plan, be sure to visit the Cueva del Viento, where you will delve into the bowels of the island.


Town hall in the center of La Orotava.  Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain


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Sofia (Bulgaria)

Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky, Sofia
Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky, Sofia

The Bulgarian capital is one of the cheapest destinations in Europe, and also one of the least frequented. However, in what is one of the oldest capitals of the old continent, you will find a very pleasant city with a lot to see. Starting with the temple of Saint Alexander Nevsky, one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in the world. Decorated in a neo-Byzantine style and with enormous golden domes, it also houses an important collection of Orthodox icons that is worth visiting.

The next stop takes us to the small Boyana medieval church (located in the neighborhood of the same name and which is somewhat far from the center). It is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sofia, and not only because it is one of the best preserved medieval buildings in Eastern Europe, but also because of its frescoes (from the 13th century) which are absolutely stunning.

And of course, if you are looking for something exciting, Sofía will not disappoint you either. You will find the greatest concentration of bars and clubs on Vitosha Boulevard and Rakovski Ulitsa.

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