Christmas in Barcelona
What's in store for travelers at Christmas in Barcelona? December Barcelona will greet them with a Christmas mood with pine needles scent, lights, exciting entertainment.
Features of the celebration of Christmas in Barcelona
The Christmas period starts on December 8 - it is on the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary that Catalans begin to decorate their homes for the holiday, including scenes of the birth of Christ. At the same time, Caga Tio appears - logs with smiling faces in Catalan red caps: children cover them with blankets and feed them with a turron every evening so that they will present them with presents on Christmas Eve.
Locals put on the Christmas table escudella I Carnd'olla (a 4-meat stew with pasta and vegetables), various tapas with ham, eel or lobster, seafood stew, turron (nougat with almonds), cava (Spanish champagne) ... And tourists can enjoy a festive dinner at the restaurant "El Tablao de Carmen" or "Asador de Aranda".
Entertainment and celebrations in Barcelona
Going to ice skate? You can do this at the skating rink located on Plaza Catalunya (here children and adolescents will have a chance to attend free lessons in figure skating, curling and ice hockey, but you must first register for the lessons) and at the Pedralbes shopping center.
To look at the Christmas nursery, you can go to the Sant Jaume square, and admire the beautiful fountains on Gran Vía, Paseo de Gracia, La Rambla.
Also, on holidays, it is worth admiring the light show, which pleases residents and guests of Barcelona with the Agbar Tower.
Christmas markets in Barcelona
- Fira de Nadal (unfolds next to the Sagrada Familia): On December 2-23, this Christmas market offers both Christmas trees and Christmas tree decorations, candles, sweets and honey.
- Fira de Santa Lucia: November 26 - December 22, vendors here offer to acquire materials for Christmas manger in the form of wooden and clay figurines of animals, saints, trees, plants, jugs, whole scenes depicting the Nativity of Christ, as well as incense sticks, candles, dishes and leather souvenirs. Here you can also try jamon, seafood, anise lollipops, marzipans, and see flamenco dancers performing right on the street..
- Feria del Colectivo de Artesanos de Alimentacion: this year-round market is especially lively during the Christmas period - people flock here not only for souvenirs, but also for pies, wine, sweets, cheeses, chocolate, honey.
Looking for some Christmas shopping? Walk along 2 popular streets - Port all 'Angel and Passeig de Gracia (winter sales in all Barcelona shops start on January 5-6).