Christmas in Barcelona is magic, among Christmas markets, lights, nativities and even a huge ice rink. So, what can you do in the city during this holiday? Keep on reading!
Santa Llúcia Christmas Fair
Right in front of the Cathedral, in the heart of the city, there has been a Christmas market every year since 1786. There you can buy all sorts of nativity scenes and figurines, and also holiday decoration.
Christmas Fair in Sagrada Família
This fair is not as old as Santa Llúcia’s, but it is also big and you will find all kind of festive products. And it is located just next to Sagrada Família, the well-known modernist temple by Antoni Gaudí. Even if you do not want to buy anything, it is worth it to take a walk and live the festive atmosphere under one of the most famous buildings in the world.
Go ice-skating in Plaza Catalunya
As it has become a tradition these last years, during the Christmas period you can go ice-skating right in the ctiy centre. Moreover, this year the ice rink’s design has been renovated to make it even more Christmassy.
Giant Nativity in Plaza Sant Jaume
In front of Barcelona’s Town Hall you can visit a giant nativity with a very original style. This year it is inspired by the city’s rooftops during the 20th century. You can see everyday scenes of what used to happen in Barcelona’s rooftops during the last century, but with a Christmas touch.
If you go for a walk these days, you will certainly run into the traditional Christmas lights. 85 kilometers of lights have been installed this year all over the city, and there are new designs in main streets such as Passeig de Gràcia, Aragó street or Gran Via.
If you are still a little bit lost, have a look at the post we wrote last year about Catalan Christmas traditions. Happy Christmas in Barcelona!