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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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21/03/2013

Sweet sensations in Barcelona this Easter

 

If you are a lover of chocolate and the thing you look forward to the most is a Lindt or gourmet easter egg, this post is for you. When I first moved to Barcelona I remember going to supermarkets on the hunt for some chocolate Easter treats and coming back home rather disappointed. The selection was beyond boring, but I soon realised that this was because locals buy their treats from a pastisseria. Leading up to Semana Santa, you will find people walking around with a monstrosity that is almost the size of an infant child but is in fact a huge Easter egg, normally gift-wrapped to perfection.

Another common postre (dessert) is the “Mona de Pasqua” an Easter cake traditionally given to children by their godparents. This normally takes form in the shape of a ring and hard boiled eggs are normally embedded within the cake, with the number of eggs representing the age of the child. Tortell de rams (round cake topped with candied fruit), a traditional Catalan cake with a crown-shape filled with angel hair are also quite common as is las torrijas: one of the typical Easter sweets, consisting of slices of bread with butter sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. If you happen to be here during Easter you will find some cool and artful delicious sweets that are sure to take your fancy.

 

To find out what you can do in Barcelona this Easter, check out Barcelona Yellow’s Guide here.

 

If you are planning a last minute trip to the city and are looking for a Barcelona apartment, do not heistate to contact us.

 

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