You can feel the spirit of the Christmas
Having spent the weeks prior to Christmas wandering amongst its streets, it is clear that Barcelona has a lot to offer at this time of year. The old buildings, narrow streets of the old town and friendly atmosphere make it a great winter destination. The beautiful and plentiful squares are also generally filled with various markets, offering a great place to stroll around as well as some useful products.
That’s because as Christmas is approaching, Barcelona is filled with decorations, lights and Christmas decorations that light the bustle of the locals who walk around town looking for gifts, going to business dinners and searching for other Christmas preparations.
This is probably Barcelona’s most well-known and classic Christmas market. It is very specific to Christmas time, with a large percentage of the stalls selling Christmas trees, decorations and mistletoe. It is also a place to buy your Christmas Caga Tio- a log with a friendly face that is an important part of Catalan Christmases (please see our Guide to Spanish Christmas Traditions for more details).
It’s in front of the famous Cathedral.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN BARCELONA
Are you looking for a romantic Christmas Shopping experience or are you up for having a good time? Are you drawn by exclusive glamour or would you rather be dazzled by the Christmas lights on bustling streets? Do you like surprises? Would you like to discover some of our unique traditions?
La porta de l’Angel, just off Plaza de Catalunya, is one of Barcelona’s most well-known shopping streets. Its light displays make for a cosy Christmas evening.