• New San Juan coca to celebrate the month of Gaudí

Barcelona, June 22nd 2005.- According to its traditions, the association Gaudí & Barcelona Club invites all the admirers of the architect to celebrate the anniversary of his birth with a coca, in the habit of Catalonia at the time of San Juan.

The architect was born at 9.30 AM on June 25th in the Camp of Tarragona. Almost 74 years later, on June 10th 1926, he died victim of a terrible traffic accident.

This year we present a collection coca made of products from the Mediterranean tropical market of Gaudi’s land of birth of Tarragona. It is made of aubergines, courgettes, onions and peppers. Do you want to read the receipt? Try it and let us know whether you liked it!

  • The traditions of the San Juan night festival

The magic night of San Juan, the shortest night of the year, marks the beginning of the summer solstice. On this moment the sun, symbol of fertility and richness, is at its highest point and can be seen longer. According to the legends, it’s Christmas in hell during that night and the witches go out and dance the unbridled “akelarre”. Today people still dance around the bonfires so as to purify and scare away bad luck. In Catalonia people traditionally eat cocas -tarts- either the salty collection coca with vegetables from the market or the sweet one made of fruit and pine nuts. Both are served with cava -Champaign- while the youngest organize the typical San Juan bonfires where they burn old junk gathered together from several houses and enjoy the roar of the firecrackers.

  • Gaudinian Collection Coca Receipt


Thinly chopped onion Aubergine in slices Courgette in slices Red pepper in slices

Dough paste with baking powder

Preheat the oven during 10 minutes at 240 degrees.
Unroll the dough and extend it over baking paper. In case you don’t use baking paper, grease the baking tray lightly.
Cover the paste with the thinly chopped onion.
Divide the slices of the aubergines and the courgettes over the paste. Put the red pepper slices on top.
Bake at high oven temperature from 15 till 20 minutes.

This coca has been elaborated by the Forn Cal Tullet of the municipal district of Espluga de Francolí, where the Cistercians monastery of Poblet is located. In his youth, Gaudí participated in a restoration project of the monastery.


Free disposition image: Gaudinian Collection Coca:


About the Association “Gaudí & Barcelona Club d’Internet”

The Association Gaudí & Barcelona Club d'Internet www.gaudiclub.com is a non profit seeking entity created with the purpose to divulge the life and work of Antoni Gaudí mainly through the internet. Its 15.230 current members of all nationalities are perfectly informed about everything related to Gaudí through the online magazine Gaudí News. In its ambition to stimulate the culture and share the figure of Gaudí with the world, the Club is in contact with many architects, historians of art, designers and many other lovers of his works. It collaborates with universities, art centers, institutions and cultural centers of different countries, offering its collaboration and experience at exhibitions, trade fairs, lectures, courses and cultural acts in general. Voice of the Cátedra Gaudí on internet, the website www.gaudiclub.com is the most complete site that exists about the architect.

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