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Easter in Barcelona – enjoy a city break

By | 11 March, 2024 | 0 comments

Thinking about where to escape to this Easter? Looking for the perfect getaway? If visiting Barcelona is still on your bucket list, then you’re in luck! Easter is the perfect time to visit the city, with plenty of great things to see and do. From art galleries and exhibitions to monuments, great food and drink, days at the beach, mountain hikes and more… Here are just a few of the great ways to see Barcelona this Easter!

Monas pascua

Monas de Pascua Easter cakes – ever tried them?

One of the greatest traditions in Barcelona, which has been passed down from generation to generation over the centuries – and only gets more popular with each passing year – have you ever heard of Monas de Pascua? These traditional Easter sweet treats are a staple of Catalunya, Valencia, Murcia, Aragon and Castilla-La Mancha. They’re essentially a rounded sponge cake made of flour, eggs, sugar and salt before being decorated with a hard-boiled egg.

Over the years, the original recipe has been modified somewhat to now usually include cocoa as one of its key ingredients. Nowadays, chocolate monas are very common and typically now come decorated with their very own chocolate Easter eggs instead. Fun fact: the name is thought to come from the Arabic word mûna, meaning a present or the gift of food.

Did you know you can make your own chocolate Easter eggs in Barcelona?

A great day out for the entire family at Easter time – and one that the littlest in the family are sure to enjoy most – why not try making your very own chocolate Easter eggs in Barcelona? The Museu de Xocolata, one of the best and most fun museums in Barcelona, puts on a programme of workshops every year around Easter where you get to try your hand at making your own Easter eggs.

A great way to spend time as a family, laughing and working with one of most children’s all-time favourite ingredients: chocolate. Enjoy making some truly beautiful Easter decorations, lollipops and, of course, those famous chocolate eggs. Don’t miss out!

Easter Typical dishes

Traditionally, from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday, the consumption of meat was avoided due to the Lenten season. For this reason, recipes were developed across regions that avoided using meat as an ingredient. Among them were dishes of fish with cod, such as cod fritters, chickpea and vegetable stews, and as a traditional sweet, wind fritters.

But, do you know what wind fritters are? It is one of the most typical recipes in all of Catalonia, and its popularity extends throughout the rest of Spain and many other countries. They are sweets made from a base of flour, water, and oil that is fried and then sprinkled with sugar on top. We’ll tell you the recipe so you can prepare them at home!

Ingredients: 125g of flour; 30g of butter; 1/4 liter of water; 40g of sugar; 4 eggs; zest of half a lemon; salt; olive oil; powdered sugar.

1. In a saucepan over heat, add water, butter, sugar, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt. When it starts to boil, add the flour and stir until the dough does not stick to the sides of the saucepan.

2. Remove it from the heat, let it cool, and add the eggs one at a time. Mix all the dough and let it rest for 2 hours to thicken.

3. Take small portions of this dough and shape them into round, thin forms.

4. Subsequently, fry them in abundant hot oil. When they are golden brown, remove them from the pan. When they cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar. They are ready to eat!

Spending Easter in Barcelona: Tourism

Finally, we propose one of the plans that never fails in any season of the year. Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and we recommend that you stroll, stop, and observe all its wonderful monuments that this city has to offer.

You can follow this route to discover what to see in Barcelona in one day, it will surely become a perfect plan that you will never forget. Enjoy the city!

Traditional Easter in Barcelona

Traditional Easter in Barcelona begins on March 24th with Palm Sunday, when the Procession of the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem is held in the morning, where it is typical for people to carry palms. In the days leading up to Palm Sunday, the Palm Fair is set up on the Rambla de Catalunya, where visitors can find palms, laurel, and all kinds of ornaments for the celebration of this religious festival. On the same Sunday, the Procession of the Good Death also takes place in the afternoon.

From Sunday, March 24th, to Monday, April 1st, 2024, you will have a week of religious ceremonies that ends on Easter Monday. Each procession is special, but in Barcelona, the most exciting ones are the Viacrucis de la Sangre, which takes place on Maundy Thursday, the Procession of the Holy Burial on Good Friday, where numerous brotherhoods and fraternities participate, and the Procession of the Encounter, which is celebrated on Easter Sunday, representing the encounter between the resurrected Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

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