Christmas in Barcelona
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Yvonne De Boer
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12/17/2023
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Experience the Magic of Christmas in Barcelona

12/17/2023
1 min
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During the festive season, Catalunya, with its vibrant capital Barcelona, transforms into a magical destination adorned with enchanting Christmas lights. Whether you wander through the bustling streets of Barcelona or explore the smaller towns, the warm glow of lights and the cheerful greeting of "Bon Nadal" (Catalan for Merry Christmas) create a welcoming atmosphere.

Barcelona's illuminated streets

In Barcelona, the city comes alive with festive lights that adorn many streets. While the iconic La Ramblas dazzles with its enchanting illumination, Passeig de Gràcia leading to Plaza Catalunya steals the show. The architectural marvels of Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, add to the breathtaking spectacle. Witness the Light Show at Casa Batlló!


Christmas markets and more

Discover the charm of Christmas markets set against the stunning backdrop of the Sagrada Familia and the Gothic quarter's Cathedral. These markets offer a perfect opportunity to find unique Christmas gifts and souvenirs, including the traditional Turron. Don't miss the chance to purchase a Caganer, a whimsical Christmas figure believed to bring luck and happiness for the upcoming year.

But the Caganer isn't the only Christmas tradition. Meet the Tió, a log placed under the Christmas tree that children feed until Christmas Eve. On this magical night, children sing a song and beat the log to reveal the presents it "shits" out. Embrace the quirky and delightful Christmas traditions that make Catalunya unique!


A special evening at Hospital Sant Pau

For a truly enchanting experience, head to Hospital Sant Pau in the evening. This UNESCO site transforms into a winter wonderland illuminated by Christmas lights, offering a magical atmosphere for families. To avoid missing out, secure your tickets online for this popular family outing.

The Lights of Sant Pau, or Els Llums de Sant Pau in Catalan, provide a serene escape from the festive hustle and bustle, creating a twinkling and contemplative ambiance during the most wonderful time of the year.

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit and discover the enchantment of Christmas time in Barcelona! Stay for instance at Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, a perfect place near Plaza de Catalunya.


Feliz Navidad! Bon Nadal!

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