Your Plan for Easter 2013 in San Sebastian
Easter is coming soon, have you already decided where to enjoy this fantastic spring break? San Sebastián can be your perfect destination. We have created a mini program with tips for a great Easter for if you decide to visit us at our hotel in San Sebastian...Come to visit our city and enjoy the most captive moments of this celebration. In the article all the tips and information!
Captivemoments - Thursday 28 March
Holy Thursday, the Easter Triduum begins. One of the traditional events of Holy Week in San Sebastian is the washing of the feet. The bishop performs the act after the liturgical ceremony of the late afternoon. During the pray of the Day, in the “ Catedral del Buen Pastor (Cathedral of the Good Shepherd), several parishioners will have their feet washed by the bishop. Jesus Christ did this same action to his disciples during the Last Supper.
Captive Moment - Friday 29 March
Another moment of great tradition is the Via Crucis at the Urgull. The Way of the Cross on Good Friday begins at Guardetxe, the road behind the church of Santa Maria rises to Monte Urgull and ends on the esplanade before the chapel of “Cristo de la Mota”. The Via Crucis “lives” fourteen moments since Jesus is captured and sentenced to death until he is buried. Participants walk silently and stop at these fourteen times with the cross. The Via Crucis of Urgull is a very solemn moment. Silence is interrupted only by the voices of the priest, the music, and the sound of the sea breaking on the Paseo Nuevo.
Scenes from the Passion of Christ will be performed in the street in front of the pediment Amara at 8 pm Friday. The religious group “Mundo Nuevo” will perform the act.
Our special tip is to try to taste the most typical sweet of Easter, the “Torrija” in a very special place, the restaurant Mugariz. The "title" of this piece of art is " Torrija empanada en nata y yema de huevo, tostada a la sartén y caramelizada. Crema helada elaborada con leche de hojas de higuera". A sort of pie with cream and egg yolk and caramel accompanied with a special Ice cream. No need to add any comment ... the photo already explain everything ...
More info: Mugaritz
During your stay in San Sebastian, you definitely want to perform a mini pintxos route. Respecting Catholic traditions, many people in these days only have dishes that does not contain meat. We have prepared a list of tapas and small dishes without meat that worth to be tasted.
A classic and representative pintxo of this great bar. The name is due to its shape, a "txalupa"”little boat”, ready to embark on your mouth ... The high quality ingredients, carefully selected and mixed, forms a delicious tapa. On top of the typical piece of bread it incorporates a mixture of mushrooms and prawns with onion, cream and grated cheese. www.pinchosbergara.es
Egosari Sebastian is a classic bar in the old part. Their specialty is definitely the skewer. Our advice? The cod and shrimp skewer..If after the cod skewer you want to stay for dinner, the restaurant has tables and very good quality / price restaurant menu. More info: http://www.egosari.es
Another dish of Easter are the legumes. Your last step would be in Gasteiz Bar-Restaurant for their “Basque beans”. Served as pintxo and accompanied by a little chilli and pan, they are really delicious. More info: www.restaurantegasteiz.com
Enjoy a fantastic Easter!
I hope you have a great experience during your stay in Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra and enjoy your time in San Sebastian.
If there is anything we can assist you with please do not hesitate to ask our staff.
Elena Estomba Garín,
General Manager at Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra