How tasty does this sweet bread – called ‘Folar’ – look?
If you are planning a short getaway during the Easter season, consider Portugal as your destination of choice! Known for its strong religious background, nowadays it’s in the festivities that the Portuguese get in touch with their more… spiritual side – especially with food. Easter comes as no exception!
Book a hire car in Lisbon and you are well situated to venture to other locations around the country where you can experience Easter more fully, while the capital is ideal for egg hunts in its parks and gardens – the children love it! – and the candy stores provide a wide variety of the most colourful almonds.
Hold that tram! There may be a chocolate egg forgotten in there…
To be graced with a more traditional experience you need to head further north: by the Atlantic coast, the town of Obidos holds quite a number of events, from processions and re-enactments to children-oriented activities.
Drive in your Portugal hire car to Braga, a well-sought during Holy Week by pilgrims and host to several religious processions during the season. While there, be sure to also visit the Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary, a Neoclassic relic with a grand Barroque stairway – you’ll need to munch a few slices of Folar to boost your energy and climb all those steps!
With a full belly, relaxin’ comes easy!
Being such a small-sized country, you are able to travel from its northernmost point straight to the southern shores of the Algarve with ease. For the end of your stay, why not take some time before flying back home and relax in one of Faro’s sandy beaches. Just what the soul was asking for, no?
If you know of any more Easter celebrations worth sharing, do tell! We want to know all about it!