The tradition of our Easter cake
As you might have already seen, during the days previous to Easter, the pastry shops of Catalonia exhibit awesome cakes and chocolate figures.
This tradition, which is typical from Catalonia and Valencia, is known as “Mona de Pasqua” (Easter cake).
Catalan godfathers give their godchildren the Mona on Easter Monday, which is a holiday in Catalonia. This is the day when families get together to eat the Mona as a dessert.
Our favourite places to buy a Mona in the city:
Carrer Casp 48
Amazing handmade chocolate figures. This exquisite chocolate shop is inside a Gaudí’s building, so you can enjoy the architecture of the unique “Casa Calvet” modernist building.
Plaça de Sarrià 12,13
A classic in Sarrià that has been around for more than 125 years. In 1936, Catalan poet and journalist Josep Vicenç Foix took over the pastry shop his parents founded in 1886.
Everything there is delicious!
Carrer Flassaders 44
The cutest pastry shop in Born. Plenty of sweet gifts!
Carrer de les Caputxes 10
The coolest cakes in city. Smart chocolate figures and chic pastry cakes.
Plaça Sant Gregori Traumaturg 2
World Champion Pastry Chef and Chocolatier, Oriol Balaguer opened his Chocolate & Confectionary Studio in Barcelona, 12 years ago, the first in Spain. A local innovator and rule-breaker with respect to traditional confectionary concepts.
Carrer Porvença 241
A lovely pastry shop that has changed little since its opening in 1929. Nice place to feel the Mona tradition in the Eixample.