This year, in case you’re not aware yet, Easter holidays are from 14th (Palm Sunday) to 22nd April (bank holiday just in a few regions, Catalonia among them. Although Easter traditionally has a religious origin, you will not find many processions in Barcelona and nor many religious events take place. People from Barcelona usually take the opportunity to get away and visit the Catalan coast. There are plenty of plans, remember that we have already told you about the following in our blog.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EASTER IN BARCELONA?
This year, in case you’re not aware yet, Easter holidays are from 14th (Palm Sunday) to 22nd April (bank holiday just in a few regions, Catalonia among them. Although Easter traditionally has a religious origin, you will not find many processions in Barcelona and nor many religious events take place. People from Barcelona usually take the opportunity to get away and visit the Catalan coast. There are plenty of plans, remember that we have already told you about the following in our blog:
- Barcelona in 4 or 5 days.
- Easter top events in Barcelona.
- Andalusian plans and processions in Barcelona.
If you are keen in this kind of events, the following list will surely be of your interest:
- “El Paso de la Borriquita” en Ciutat Vella. When? Palm Sunday.
- Procession of Macarena Virgin at Las Ramblas. When? Good Friday.
THE MONA: A VERY CATALAN TRADITION
The “Mona” is definitely the focus of Easter in Barcelona. In fact, Monday, 22nd April is a bank holiday in Cataluña and it is the day of the Mona. solo es fiesta en Cataluña You may wonder: what is the Mona?
The origin of the name, Easter Mona, comes from the Arab term ‘munna’, meaning “supply for the mouth”, a present the Moorish used to give to their lords. It is a synonym for fertility, hope and rebirth. How does it sound to you? For Catalan people the Mona is a small cake that is given to godsons and daughters on the last day of Easter. Traditionally, it used to be a sweet bun made of flour, eggs, salt and sugar. Here you can find the original recipe LINK. Would you like to taste the best Easter Monas? Keep reading!
Mona de Pascua, Pastelería Takashi Ochiai.
TOP PASTELERÍAS TO BUY YOUR EASTER MONA:
One of the most traditional and renowned patisseries in the city. Christian Escribà has revolutionized traditional patisserie his way, going for creativity and tailor-made cakes. Delicious and amazing!
When? At Raval and at Sant Antoni
Pastisseria Takashi Ochiai:
Traditional Japanese candies, chocolates and cakes in a refined cake shop-café with a minimalist decoration..
Where? Comte d’Urgell, 110.
He is just another genius of patisserie whose unique style and creations are absolutely distinctive.
Where? Pl. Sant Gregori Taumaturg, 2 / Travessera de les Corts, 340.
GET AWAY! TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE BARCELONA
After so many celebrations and having enjoyed the city, you may feel like exploring the surroundings of Barcelona. That’s why we bring you three ideal plans to enjoy with just a simple and convenient train trip:
Catalunya en Miniatura
It is one of those classic trips and very typical for Catalans, used to go there with on a school trip. But if this is your first time in Catalonia, you probably still have it pending! We do encourage you to visit Catalonia’s main buildings and some landscapes in quick and fun way. Come and discover Catalonia through 147 scale models in full detail. A perfect plan if you are travelling with children.
What could we tell you about the most popular mountain of Catalonia that you may not know already? If you have not visited it yet, let us tell you that you can get there easily by train.
The oldest cable car takes us to the medieval world of Gelida castle and Sant Pere del Castell church, in the area called Alt Penedès. If you haven´t seen it yet, it is like travelling back in time. The fortification is from the 10th century and was for a long time abandoned. Now, various restoration works have made possible to recover, at least partially, its elevated appearance; it even hosts a theatre center where cultural events take place nowadays. Not to be missed! Such a great plan for the whole family.
So, why not booking your accommodation for Easter with us now? Making your reservation through our web, you will get your breakfast for free during your whole stay. Come and enjoy Barcelona overlooking the Sagrada Familia. Incredible prices with no extra fees! Haven’t booked your accommodation yet? Book with us and get a plus: 15% discount for any three-night stay between 15th and 22nd April.