Barcelona presents a charming atmosphere throughout the year, and proof of this is the number of visitors it receives annually, a figure that does not stop increasing. The city is a place open to the world, cosmopolitan and that attracts visitors not only temporary but also residents. In addition to offering the ideal climatic and landscape conditions to enjoy its leisure, culture and gastronomy, in recent years Barcelona has begun to become a reference city to attract talent, research and innovation centers.
In a time of the year as magical as Christmas, how many people in the world would not wish to enjoy it in a city like Barcelona? If you are lucky enough to live there or are planning to visit it during these holidays, take note of these 5 plans to do in Barcelona in December:
1. Concerts and musical shows
The Gran Teatre del Liceu will dress up this Christmas to host some of the most emblematic concerts of the year in Barcelona. A classic piece such as the Christmas Tales of Charles Dickens by the hand of pianist Albert Guinovart will make the audience vibrate with the Christmas spirit vibrate. Highly recommended! Dates: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December at 12 noon.
The Palau de la Música will be another scenario that the Christmas experience will live with more intensity. It will host traditional works such as the Great New Year's Concert (December 15, 25, 29 and 31) and the Grand Christmas Concert, with the works The Nutcracker of Txaikovski, the classical ballet par excellence, and the representation of Symphony No. 5 Beethoven (December 22).
2. Christmas Fair in Port Vell
Barcelona opens this December the Christmas Fair in the Plaza del Portal de la Pau del Port Vell. It will have an area of 5.000m² and will have a variety of stops and typical and uniquely Christmas activities such as a floating nativity scene, a live uncle and a Christmas tree 30 meters high. It will be available from December 5 to January 5, 2020. Without a doubt, a good opportunity to soak up the Christmas spirit.
3. Christmas markets
Those who love Christmas know that Christmas markets mark the spirit of Christmas anywhere in the world, and especially in Barcelona. The Fira de Santa Llúcia, located on the Avenida de la Catedral, is the dean of the city of Barcelona, and this year will celebrate its 232nd anniversary. It has about 280 stops with all kinds of handmade Christmas items, but the giant Tió is undoubtedly the one that makes people more attractive among people, especially among the little ones. The most emblematic Christmas fair in Barcelona is available every day (including holidays) from November 29 to December 23. Do not forget to visit it!
4. Chocolate with churros
Did you know that eating chocolate with churros is one of the most requested tourist attractions in Barcelona? If you do not have the habit of enjoying this wonder, this Christmas you have a perfect opportunity to enjoy one of the most precious snacks in the city. The Viader Farm or the Petritxol, located in the old town are some of the most famous farms in Barcelona.
5. San Silvestre Race
The San Silvestre race (also known as Cursa dels Nassos) has already become a symbol of Barcelona to close the year. It is celebrated on December 31 and has a 10 km route through the urban center of the city. People of all ages and conditions participate in an atmosphere of pure festivity. Without a doubt, an excellent way of doing health on the eve of the most anticipated night of the year.