First time in Barcelona? Then you might want to know that Barcelona isn't just about sun, beach and tapas. Barcelonians absolutely adore Christmas season. From mid/end November up until the start of the new year the whole town is decorated abundantly with flashing lights, Christmas trees, and stalls that sell food and Christmas themed attributes.
Check out what's on this season and enjoy Christmas like a true local:
Panaderias & supermarkets
Enter any bakery (or: 'panaderia') or supermarket in the neighbourhood and you might notice two things: green and red Christmas decorated sweets and displays full of assorted 'turrones', which is a sweet and nutty bar typically eaten or given throughout this season.
Fira de Santa Llúcia
There's no more traditional way than to visit this annual market during Christmas season. During the whole month of December stalls on the 'Placa de Catedral' will be packed with visitors and stalls showcasing the best of artesanal home decorations. Lights, wooden carved figures, decorated trees, this market is a feast for the eye.
Christmas at Casa Amatller
Prefer to be inside during the cold Christmas season? Then a visit to Casa Amatller (as well as the famed next door building: Casa Battlo) is a must! You can enjoy the cozy Christmas atmosphere in its café or see the Christmas-themed home decor in this beautiful house. And if you are lucky you will get to enjoy choirs offered by the Music academy of Catalonia. Casa Amatller is located on the prominent street of Paseo de Gracia.
For more Christmas activities in town, click here. Why not enjoy a season full of Christmas and winter activities in this marvelous city? Book your stay here and enjoy the city as if your were a true local!
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