Christmas has arrived to Barcelona. Have you noticed it? It is all around the street! Today we talk about Christmas markets in Barcelona and also our favourite street lights.
Christmas markets in Barcelona
As well as other European cities, Barcelona also holds some really amazing Christmas markets, though respecting Catalan traditions. So you’ll find toys, nativity figures, simbombes or tambourines (traditional musical instruments) and other Christmas souvenirs that are typical from Barcelona. Here’s a list of some of the most popular:
- Santa Llúcia fair: a huge Christmas market located in front of Barcelona’s Cathedral. This year they celebrate its 228 anniversary and it is open until 23rd December.
- Three wise Men Fair: when Santa Llúcia is over and Santa Claus has left, everyone starts looking forward the Three Wise Men: three Oriental Kings that come the 5th January at night to give presents for those who have well behaved this year. In Gran Via you’ll find a huge fair with all sorts of toys and gifts. And a must: delicious churros!
- And vintage and second hand markets all over Barcelona: Remember we told you about them on our post Second hand and flea markets in real Barcelona .
Christmas lights in Barcelona streets
The main commercial avenues and streets of Barcelona are already dressed by Christmas. Have you seen how colourful and bright are the trees in Las Ramblas? And the shining lights in Passeig de Gràcia? Just go for a walk at noon and enjoy!
This year, we especially recommend going to Gran Via, where the lights are really original: each one is a small sentence about Christmas, such as “Ding Dang Dong” (bells) or “Txin Txin Txin” (glasses in a toast). And also Aragó street looks really beautiful: with a “sky” of small light bulbs as if they were little stars (below photo).
And our everytime favourite: come to our rooftop terrace and enjoy Agbar tower during Christmas!
Christmas is waiting for you in Barcelona!