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The Mysteries


The week leading up to Easter is a time of religious and traditional cultural significance in Olesa. One of the most important expressions of this is the Mysteries. The Mysteries consist of eleven images, unique in all of Catalonia, depicting different moments of Christ’s passion and death, which are put on display in different houses and businesses around the municipality on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

 

This is a popular tradition that is accompanied by events such as the Concert de Rams, the mass of the Mysteries with the performance of the La Moixiganga by the Esbart Olesà association (a dance performance of the Passion of Christ), the Via Crucis, and the Route of the Mysteries.



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Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.

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