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A Tapestry of Traditions: Easter in Spain with Buccara

Easter is here, and with it, the perfect opportunity to enjoy a holiday full of culture, tradition and gastronomy. In this blog, we present the best tourist activities to enjoy Easter in each of the Buccara destinations in Spain.

Villajoyosa

Easter in Villajoyosa, declared of Provincial Tourist Interest, is a celebration full of religious fervor, solemnity, and beauty. Its streets are decorated to receive the processions of the 10 local brotherhoods, with their characteristic “pasos” and “costaleros”. The “Cristo del Perdón”, the “Virgen de la Soledad” and the “Santo Sepulcro” are just some of the venerated images that parade through the town in a unique atmosphere of meditation and devotion.

 

In addition to the processions, Easter in Villajoyosa is also characterized by its masses, sermons, Stations of the Cross, and a rich gastronomy with typical dishes such as torrijas, buñuelos, and mona de Pascua.

Marbella

Marbella offers a unique Easter experience, blending the solemnity of religious traditions with the charm of Andalusian culture. Witness captivating processions throughout the week, where brotherhoods (“cofradías”) carry adorned floats (“tronos”) depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ. The haunting melodies of wind instruments and the rhythmic beating of drums create a deeply moving atmosphere.

 

A highlight is the “Cristo del Amor” (Christ of Love) procession on Good Friday, revered for its artistic beauty and emotional impact. Marbella’s Easter also boasts cultural events like sacred music concerts held in churches and auditoriums. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in traditional Easter delicacies like fluffy “torrijas” (French toast), crispy “buñuelos” (fritters), and the delightful “mona de Pascua” (Easter cake).

Altea

Designated as a celebration of Local Tourist Interest, it boasts a unique charm within the Costa Blanca. The cobbled streets of the old town become a stage for the processions of its revered brotherhoods. Witness the artistry of the “pasos,” religious statues carried with reverence by the “costaleros.”

 

Beyond the processions, Altea offers a delightful surprise during Easter week: “La Ruta de les Ermites” (The Route of the Hermitages). This enchanting event features a cycle of concerts held across seven hermitages, each dedicated to a saint. The captivating melodies resonate within these historic chapels, offering a unique blend of music and spirituality. Foodies will also rejoice, as Altea’s Easter wouldn’t be complete without savoring the “mona,” a local sweet similar to a sponge cake dusted with sugar – a delicious way to end a culturally rich experience.

Mallorca

The island awakens from winter with vibrant wildflowers carpeting the fields, while the air carries the sweet scent of jasmine. This picturesque backdrop sets the stage for awe-inspiring processions throughout the week.

 

The crown jewel is Palma de Mallorca’s “Procesión del Santo Entierro” (Procession of the Holy Burial) on Good Friday. Elaborately decorated floats, accompanied by solemn chants and rhythmic drumming, create a deeply moving spectacle. However, the island-wide festivities extend beyond Palma. Many towns hold unique traditions, like the lively “Caramelles” singing in Sóller, where costumed participants serenade the streets with traditional songs.

 

Beyond the religious aspects, Easter in Mallorca is a time for family gatherings and outdoor celebrations. Bellver Castle is a popular spot for Easter picnics, offering stunning panoramic views and a chance to soak in the spring sunshine. Don’t forget to indulge in the island’s delectable Easter treats, such as the fluffy “ensaïmadas” pastries dusted with powdered sugar and the “panades,” savory pastries filled with meat or vegetables.

Of course, from Buccara we always support the local traditions of our favourite destinations, it is also important to note that Easter is enjoyed all over the world in one way or another, although it is true that in Spain it is closely linked to the Catholic tradition, it is still a very special event of the year and if you give it a chance, you will discover a side of the destination that you never imagined. Millions of people travel every year to discover the mysteries of the Spanish Holy Week.

 

We have very well located properties that will allow you to enjoy outside and inside its walls, ask our hosts about what to visit these days and of course, do not forget to eat a “mona de pascua”.