If you’re planning to visit Barcelona at Christmas, don’t miss out on one of the most popular attractions in the city: Poble Espanyol. Decorated streets and squares, Christmas market where you can find unique gifts and special activities to enjoy Christmas traditions in Barcelona.
We invite you to take a walk through this emblematic enclosure built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, where not only will you be able to discover the diversity of Spanish architecture through its buildings, squares and streets, but you can also immerse yourself in its soul, cultures and traditions thanks to the new multimedia experiences.
Inside Poble Espanyol, we can find a true gem of contemporary art in Barcelona: The Fran Daurel Museum, a large private collection, whose visit is included in general admission to the premises, which gathers more than 300 works of art by renowned artists such as Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Chillida or Barceló, among others.
Poble Espanyol is also a well-known center of craftwork in Barcelona, where you can get the chance to see artisans working live right in front of you, creating glass pieces, leather, wicker, jewelry, textiles or even guitars! An ideal shopping space in Barcelona where you can find original gifts for Christmas.
Experience the authentic Christmas in Barcelona!
And why not enjoy all of the Christmas traditions like a local? Take a stroll through the area that’s been specially decorated for the occasion, discover iconic characters such as the “Caga Tió” (which has to do with feeding a log that then poops out presents), come and sip vermouth to the sounds of swing, participate in workshops open to all or dance to the rhythm of live musical performances.
If you’re planning on visiting Barcelona with kids, don’t forget to hand in your letters over at Santa Claus’s house (from December 21 – 24), or give them to Their Majesties the Three Kings of the East (from Dec. 21– 29). We also suggest checking out our extensive program of Christmas activities for kids that includes workshops, musical entertainment, screenings of Christmas-themed short films and a hilarious gymkhana for families in which you will learn about about local Christmas customs.
Enjoy Christmas traditions in Barcelona and at the same time discover the soul of an entire country!