Easter in the City with Four Seasons Hotel Madrid

February 26, 2024,
Madrid, Spain

Easter is coming and Madrid, with its rich history, deep-rooted traditions and vibrant culture, is preparing itself for one of the most iconic times of the year. All sorts of activities, including processions, music concerts and gastronomy events, take over the city while local residents and visitors alike come together to enjoy the festivities. From its strategic location in the heart of Madrid, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is the perfect springboard for witnessing these traditions, exploring the city and enjoying a memorable Easter holiday.

Travelling to the Spanish capital is always a great idea at Easter and Four Seasons Hotel Madrid receives its guests with refined accommodation, innovative cuisine from Spanish Chef Dani García, daring cocktails and Asian gastronomy at Isa Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, and the chance to relax and recharge batteries at the largest urban wellness centre in Madrid. Furthermore, the Hotel invites its visitors to form part of the rich cultural and religious experiences that take place year after year in this destination for Easter.

Easter Processions in Madrid

For Holy Week, Madrid is transformed into a vibrant backdrop for religious devotion and attracts visitors from all over the world. From March 24 to 31, 2024, the city will play host to a series of processions and events that reflect the very soul of these festivities. Madrid is special because there are processions on six specific days: Friday of Sorrows, Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. The most significant processions include the much-venerated procession of Jesús El Pobre y María Santísima del Dulce Nombre en su Soledad, the impressive procession of Jesús de Medinaceli with its throne weighing in at more than 3.5 tonnes and the colourful parade of El Cristo de los Alabarderos, accompanied by the Music Brigade of the Royal Guard.

Music and Culture

The city offers countless activities to enjoy at this time of year. These include the Ciclo de Música de Órgano de San Ginés, for which this ancient church has hosted a series of concerts to play organ music by various composers from various time periods for the last 17 years. All these concerts are free on a first come, first served basis. Furthermore, the Recital de Saetas Flamencas from the balcony of the Casa de la Panadería promises to be a unique experience, with some of the best Flamenco artists performing popular songs as the processions pass through Plaza Mayor.

Treat Oneself at Easter

One of the Easter recommendations from the expert concierges at Four Seasons Hotel Madrid is to enjoy such traditional treats as the legendary torrijas. Made from bread, milk, sugar, lemon and cinnamon, these iconic delicacies evoke tradition and pleasure. The recipe has evolved over time to offer new and delicious combinations and the Asociación de Empresarios Pasteleros Artesanos de Madrid (ASEMPAS) even organises a competition every year to reward the best creations. In the Dani Brasserie restaurant, on the top floor of Four Seasons Hotel Madrid, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the most original version of this dish, made from chestnut, chocolate and truffle. Alongside the torrijas, Holy Week offers a range of other delights, such as Buñuelos, Monas de Pascua and Huevos de Pascua, as well as such traditional fish dishes as Potaje de Vigilia and Soldaditos de Pavía. Between March 18 and 31, 2024 at Four Seasons Hotel Madrid, the display at El Patio will contain Huevos de Pascua to be enjoyed in the lobby itself or to take away.

Family Activities and Accommodation

The suites at Four Seasons Hotel Madrid are the perfect choice for families travelling at Easter, offering a combination of elegance, comfort and privacy. Their spacious facilities and various configurations are ideal for accommodating every member of the family while enjoying all the amenities and the views from their terraces or balconies. Furthermore, via the Kids For All Seasons program, children can take part in a number of unique experiences, such as the Special Easter Event that will take place on March 31, 2024 with fun activities that include an Easter egg hunt, games, nannies and a delicious meal.

Guided Experiences at Four Seasons Hotel Madrid

The Hotel is strategically located in the centre of Madrid, facilitating access to all the main attractions in the city such as El Retiro Park, the Puerta de Alcalá, the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Museum and Plaza Mayor, all of which are just a few minutes’ walk away. Besides a privileged location, the Hotel offers a series of experiences in the destination curated by the expert team of concierges. These include visits to local Flamenco venues to enjoy genuine performances or personalised tours around the famous Paseo del Arte de Madrid, where some of the most outstanding art museums in the world can be explored alongside local historians. The Hotel also offers the possibility to plan visits to nearby vineyards, such as El Regajal in Aranjuez, Marqués de Griñón in Toledo and Bodegas Qubel in Pozuelo del Rey, on which guests can enjoy wine tastings and guided tours with oenology experts.