Barcelona Christmas Markets

Barcelona Christmas Markets

The colourful Catalan city comes to life with fairy lights every Christmas. Surround yourself in Spanish sparkle as you watch fountain shows, shop the stalls for authentic gifts, and get your skates on.
Fira de Nadal de la Sagrada Família (Nov - Dec)*

Fira de Nadal de la Sagrada Família (Nov - Dec)*

Sitting at the foot of the mighty Sagrada Família, you’ll be drawn to the Christmas decorations by the aroma of roasted chestnuts. You can find all the classics when it comes to knick-knacks and seasonal treats, so stay a while and soak up the festive atmosphere.

Fira de Reis de la Gran Vía (Dec 2018 – Jan 2019)*

Fira de Reis de la Gran Vía (Dec 2018 – Jan 2019)*

Pretty stalls selling whimsical woodwork, glitzy jewellery, and unique arts and crafts are lined up to catch your eye. As you dot in and out of huddles of eager buyers, you’ll also find candy floss machines and huts providing freshly dunked churros, so you won’t go peckish.

Fira de Santa Llúcia  (Nov - Dec)*

Fira de Santa Llúcia (Nov - Dec)*

Pitch up right outside Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter, and you’ll be captivated by a dreamland of yuletide stalls and people in costume. Hanging signs and trees all lit up surround the rows of stalls selling little trinkets, stockings and baubles. It’s the city’s most festive display.

Plaça de Catalunya Christmas Market (Dec - Jan)

Plaça de Catalunya Christmas Market (Dec - Jan)

If you’re wandering around this central part of the city, you should drop by to enjoy the celebrations from mid-December. Specialising in handmade items and locally produced edible goods, these markets offer all sorts of Spanish treasures. It’s lots of fun for giddy kids, too.

Poble Espanyol Christmas Market (Dec - Jan)*

Poble Espanyol Christmas Market (Dec - Jan)*

For the first few days, you can bring the youngsters to sit on Santa’s knee and share their Christmas wish lists. There’s even a large nativity scene, craft demos and live bands to round off the occasion. Venture over after 23rd December for the beginning of the Three Kings events.

Van Van Passeig de Gràcia

Van Van Passeig de Gràcia

This gastro market sets up with a merry twist right in the peak of the festivities. These aren’t your average food joints on wheels either – pick from surf-style grub to delicious Spanish pork dishes, each offering the region’s famous bold tastes. Indulge in every bite.

*All dates subject to change.
Placa Sant Felip Neri

Placa Sant Felip Neri

Barcelona

As you’re wandering through the Gothic Quarter, you should stumble upon Plaça Sant Felip Neri. There’s a church and a school bearing the same name on the square, and if you look closely you’ll see marks left...

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La Catedral

La Catedral

Barcelona

Impressive La Catedral, with its ornate gothic facade and gargoyles, is the number one place for Christian worship in Barcelona. It’s free to enter in the morning and early evening but in the middle of the day...

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Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter

Barcelona

Discover the Gaudi architecture in the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of Barcelona. It has lots of plazas filled with cafés, bars and restaurants; the perfect place to while away an afternoon. Pick up some...

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Foodie feasts
Dining on Spanish produce is a must. Langoustines, jamón, almond sweets, Cava and more all go down a treat if you sit down to a full meal before Christmas Day comes around. From rich soups to wafers, you can savour the flavours of every menu.
Thin ice
To make things extra enchanting, the BarGelona rink in La Farga is great for every age to enjoy. The largest temporary setup of its kind in Europe, this rink is an ideal pick for a break from exploring the markets. Little ones can even hire penguin skaters.
Cultural traditions
From parades to feasts, Barcelona shows off a glittering selection of events before and after Santa Claus arrives. Large-scale nativities tell a story special to the local area, while you can sit down to traditional dinners and enjoy evenings mingling with locals.
Festive retail therapy
You don’t have to stick to the chocolate-box stalls to sift through Barcelona’s shopping highlights. Past the mazes of markets, you can feed designer habits in chic boutiques and browse high-street rails. Whether you’re shopping for you or buying gifts for under the tree, you’ll have bags of choice.
Illuminated sightseeing
It’s essential that you at least capture glimpses of Barcelona’s best bits while you’re visiting. Take a tour around Plaça de Catalunya and seek out some of Gaudí’s most impressive architectural feats while you try the local nougat. Sagrada Família is even more majestic in the winter.
The even more magical fountain
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc combines an effervescent display of shooting water with colourful bursts of light. The jets of spray and neon beams are especially vibrant at Christmas. Immerse yourself in festive cheer as you join the crowds to delight in the spectacle.