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!

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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, my favorite have always been the ones …

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Barcelona shops for turron

WHERE TO BUY TURRON IN BARCELONA?

A selection of the best turron shops in town 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 meal 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 …

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Turron Nougat

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 …

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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 Spanish Christmas Sweets is here 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 …

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What's open for Christmas in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

BARCELONA IN CHRISTMAS: IS REALLY NOTHING OPEN?

If you are going to be in Barcelona at Christmas, don’t worry: we got you covered Barcelona in Christmas can be disappointing if you don’t plan your trip properly. Most people will quickly guess that being a traditionally Catholic country (even if young generations don’t attend mass that much anymore), December 25 is going to …

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How to set up a Nativity Scene | ForeverBarcelona

HOW TO MAKE A NATIVITY SCENE IN 5 EASY STEPS

TODAY WE TEACH YOU HOW TO SET UP A NATIVITY SCENE SET: 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 …

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Wise Men in Spain | ForeverBarcelona

5 STEPS TO ENJOY THE THREE WISE MEN FESTIVITY

Christmas is officially over January 6 in Barcelona Christmas season is long in Spain! This week we are celebrating the last special day before it ends: January 6 in Barcelona is the day of the Three Wise Men (or the Magi, or the Tres Reis Mags, in Catalan) or the Epiphany. If you are visiting …

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Planning your Christmas meals in Barcelona?

5 CHRISTMAS DAYS TO ABSOLUTELY BOOK RESTAURANTS IN ADVANCE

Don’t mess up our Christmas meal in Barcelona 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 …

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