Christmas in Barcelona

Are you in Barcelona for Christmas? Then you can’t miss this tag where you’ll find our best blog posts about Christmas in Barcelona. We tell you what meals need to be absolutely booked in advance because restaurants are packed (and you don’t want to end up eating your Barcelona Christmas lunch in McDonalds) – beware: there are more days to keep in mind than you’d think! We also share the local specialties you need to try during this Holy Season, what tourist sites are closed on what days (and what to do instead), how to participate in the local traditions and what local carols sound like. Everything you need for a very special Christmas trip to Barcelona!

Priest during Christmas Mass in Barcelona

WHERE TO ATTEND CHRISTMAS MASS IN BARCELONA

JOIN THE MISSA DEL GALL, the TRADITIONAL barcelona CHRISTMAS MASS In most of the Christian world the most important Christmas  celebration takes place during dinner on December 24. However, in Catalonia the big family celebration is the lunch on December 25, because on the night of the 24th  families usually just have a light dinner and …

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Best Christmas songs sung in Spain

OUR FAVORITE SPANISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS

A SELECTION OF THE BEST SPANISH CHRISTMAS MUSIC Merry Christmas! Don’t you love to celebrate it singing carols? Last year I shared with you the Catalan Christmas songs I grew up with, and many of you liked it. So I thought that there wouldn’t be a better subject for today’s post than talking about traditional Spanish Christmas songs, …

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Barcelona Christmas markets

ALL THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN BARCELONA

WHERE ARE THE BARCELONA CHRISTMAS MARKETS? Many families have made visiting a Christmas market part of their pre-Christmas family traditions. Taking the kids to the market, wandering around the stalls and marveling about the Christmas decorations and the lights, maybe allowing them to buy one or two items that they’ll carefully pick, and all in all, …

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Popular Catalan Christmas jingles

OUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM CATALONIA

THE BEST CATALAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS I love Christmas Carols. We sang them in school when I was a child, and my parents bought me a book with tradition Christmas songs so I could learn and sing more of them. And while there are some Christmas carols in Spanish that I like, my favorite have always …

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Barcelona shops for turron

WHERE TO BUY TURRON IN BARCELONA?

A SELECTION OF THE BEST TURRON SHOPS IN BARCELONA Turrons are the most appreciated candy in Christmas time, they are the dessert in any Christmas table: without them Christmas in Spain wouldn’t be the same! Spanish turron is said to be an evolution of an Arabic candy that reached our lands in the Middle Ages, and it …

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Top Barcelona Christmas restaurants

ARE THERE ANY BARCELONA RESTAURANTS OPEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY?

WHERE TO PLAN YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER IN BARCELONA Are you  spending Christmas day in Barcelona? Then, you have to celebrate it as it deserves. But same as you wouldn’t play by ear and improvise your Christmas menu at home, you can’t leave your Christmas restaurant reservations for the last minute either. Not even when you are …

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Turron Nougat from Spain

SPANISH TURRON: THE SPECIALTIES YOU NEED TO TRY

SO MANY VARIETIES OF TURRON CANDY… WE HELP YOU CHOOSING Christmas time has lots of nice things… but one of the best is that you can find this sweet and appetizing candy in every corner! Spanish turron is the most famous dessert in Christmas although it’s believed that it’s an evolution of a Muslim recipe. The first written …

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Spanish Christmas Foods and Sweets | ForeverBarcelona

5 SPANISH CHRISTMAS DESSERTS YOU MUST TRY THIS HOLY SEASON

OUR FAVORITE LIST OF YUMMIEST CHRISTMAS SWEETS IN SPAIN The variety of traditional Christmas desserts in Spain is huge. On Christmas eve and the other (many!) family celebrations during this time of the year, the table will be covered with lots of different Christmas sweets that as locals we’ve grown up with and learnt to appreciate. …

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How to set up a Nativity Scene | ForeverBarcelona

HOW IS THE NATIVITY SCENE SET UP IN BARCELONA

LEARN TO SET UP YOUR CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENE: Setting up a Nativity scene set is a Christmas tradition that children love: Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Nativity scenes (pessebre in Catalan or belén in Spanish)! Families will set it up a couple of weeks before Christmas, and the whole process of setting it up will keep the kids …

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Planning your Christmas meals in Barcelona?

CHRISTMAS MEALS IN SPAIN TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT

DON’T MESS UP YOUR SPANISH CHRISTMAS MEALS Christmas approaches, and if you are planning your trip you probably have already book your table for the special days. However, did yo consider that in Barcelona our special meals might be different than at home? One of the thins I always advice to my guests visiting Barcelona for Christmas …

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Sites closed in Barcelona for Christmas

CHRISTMAS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN (WARNING!)

CHRISTMAS BANK HOLIDAYS WHEN EVERYTHING CLOSES IN SPAIN Christmas is a very convenient time to travel, however, if you are coming to Barcelona you need to take into account that our traditions might be a bit different from what you expect, and they might affect your schedule… As I always tell to my clients when they …

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Fun family Christmas traditions from Spain | ForeverBarcelona

UNIQUE CHRISTMAS FAMILY TRADITIONS IN SPAIN

BEST SPANISH FAMILY TRADITIONS ON CHRISTMAS There are many fun Christmas traditions for kids: it’s a big time for them, and they are always delighted with the magic of traditions and presents. Barcelona children have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the holidays, and in many cases you’ll be able to experience them, too. Celebrating Christmas …

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