Restaurants during Easter week
I've got a 2 week break and I plan on travelling to Spain and Italy. But it so happens that the break is during Easter and I hear both Italy and Spain are very Catholic and I assume close many stores.
Are the majority of restaurants in Madrid, Barcelona, and/or Valencia closed then? I hear many restaurants in Valencia are closed on Sundays in general. Is that also true?
I need an answer for this as well as we will be in BCN Easter Week and want to make a reservation for Good Friday which as a "recovering catholic" is one of the holiest days of the week!
I will be in Madrid on Easter Sunday and Monday and I am wondering the same thing. I did visit Spain a few years ago during Easter week and it didn't seem like too much shut down. I was in Granada on Easter Sunday and there were all kinds of places open.
We ate at a great place in Valencia on a Sunday - the Seu Xerea lounge which is the adjoining little brother of the famous Seu Xerea restaurant. We had a fantastic lunch for 12 euros for several courses. Not sure if they are open on Easter but you could check it out. Their email is: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone is 96-392-3357.