From: Friday, Nov 26th, 2021
To: Thursday, Dec 23rd, 2021
Barcelona Christmas Markets 2021
Christmas markets are prominent in many cities and Barcelona is no exception. La Fira de Santa Llúica opens on 28 November and is centrally located in front of Barcelona Cathedral in the gothic area of the city. The atmosphere at the charming markets will get you into the true Christmas spirit – you won’t want to leave!
The atmosphere at the charming markets will get you into the true Christmas spirit – you won’t want to leave! Plaça de Catalunya gets dressed up for the Christmas season. Head over for light and sound shows at Montjuic that will show you the square’s fountains in a new way!
The traditional Nativity scene is known as the “Pessebre” in Barcelona and there are several displays across the city. Festivities officially start on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December when many visit the Pessebre in Plaça Sant Jaume. The display is adapted to a modern day environment every year. Look out for “El Caganer” an unusual traditional Catalan figure that has made its way into Nativity scenes. You can purchase celebrity versions of this “pooing rascal”, yes we kid you not, at many of the Christmas fairs.
Although many locals celebrate Christmas day, the main party in Spain takes place on January 6 and is called the Feast of the Epiphany. The Night of the Three Kings (Cavalcada de Reis in Catalan) takes place on January 5 and a colourful parade begins at Moll de la Fusta at Port Vell and makes its way through the city.
There are many other events taking place during the month of December in the city. From the stunning christmas lights on the Ramblas to the crazy Santa Swim, a Barcelona Christmas is both fun and unique with crazy traditions and a warm and charming welcome.
Watch or join in as many people brave the freezing cold water to jump into the harbour at Portal de la Pau on Christmas Day. This fun event is known as the Copa Nadal de Natació and Catalans have been following the festive tradition for more than 100 years.
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Gay Map of Barcelona
The gay district of Barcelona is located in the city’s Eixample district, known locally as “Gaixample”. Here you will find most of the gay bars, clubs and restaurants. It is quite compact and easy to navigate. There are also lots of hotels and apartments available in this area.
Recommended Apartments in Barcelona
Sleep 4 Guests
Each air conditioned apartment is equipped with a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, a living room with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower. Free WiFi.
Sleeps up to 6 Guests
Offers air conditioned apartments with a living area a flat-screen TV and sofa. Each has a kitchen, complete with a washing machine. private bathroom with a bath or a shower and balcony or terrace. Free WiFi.
Sleeps 6 Guests
This modern apartment with air conditioning has 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV. A full kitchen with a dishwasher. A bathrooms, furnished terrace with city views. Free WIFi
Sleeps 6 Guests
The apartment features a spacious living room & dining area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A balcony. A full kitchenette with a washing machine & coffee machine. 3 Bedrooms & a bathroom with shower. Free WIFi
Video Of Barcelona Christmas Markets
Barcelona Christmas 2014!
Recommended Hotels in Barcelona
We recommend that you stay in the Eixample area where possible. Its close to everything – all the gay bars and clubs and the city’s main attractions.
El Palace, 5 Star
Old World Charm
Hotels like this are rare in the city. Opulence abounds! Great location close to all of the bars and clubs.
H10 Metropolitan, 4 Star
Great chill out pool
2 minutes’ walk from Paseo de Gracia Avenue, with its boutique and designer fashion stores.
Catalonia Plaza, 4 Star
Great Value for money
Perfect location right in the heart of the city with sun terrace and spa. Books out often so grab a deal now!
Hotel Cram, 4 Star
Stylish- Perfect Location
Right in the heart of the gay district with rooftop pool, great service and a warm welcome every time.
Why you may want a car in Barcelona
Barcelona is an amazing city and there is a lot to do and see. But don’t forget that there is much more to discover just outside Barcelona.
A 46 min drive puts you in Sitges the famous gay town with its gay beaches and over 20 gay bars.
A 1 h 6 min drive and you are at Montserrat with its Basilica and Monastery. There are many activities to choose from. You may want to see the Black Madonna, visit the Museum, make your way to the Holy Cave, ride a funicular to the top of the mountain, or shop at the farmer’s market. If you have the opportunity, take in a performance by l’Escolania de Montserrat, the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe.
A 1 h 30 min drive takes you to The Historic City of Girona with its museums, galleries, Gothic churches and charming little bars and restaurants.
A 1 h 18 min in the car and arrive in Tarragona. The city is home to one of the most important and best preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.