For Witnessing Quaint Customs : Travel To Barcelona In Winter

Think winter and the first thing that comes to mind is the lovely cool weather and the enjoyment that comes along with it. The Spanish town of Barcelona near the seaside has all the best places one can visit and enjoy to the maximum.

In all cities during winter it is the Christmas that is celebrated with great pomp and vigour. However, when makes we to Travel to Barcelona in winter, it is noticed that right from December 8th itself, the people here celebrate the Tio De Nadal, which involves placing a burning log outside, and retaining it till the Christmas Eve.

tio de nadal – christmas log

Tio De Nadal – Christmas Log | Image Resource : blog.barcelonaguidebureau.com

feast of three kings in barceloana

Feast of Three Kings in Barceloana | Image Resource : ddgworld.com

Then, there is the celebration of the Feast of Three Kings, which is celebrated on January 6th. Large processions are taken out and sweets distributed, and children put out their shoes to be filled in the evening and they are filled up with gifts the next morning by kings. What a quaint thing to witness!

For A Wonderful Sightseeing Experience: Travel To Barcelona In Winter!

In fact the holiday season is a wonderful way to indulge in sightseeing this town. The Sagrada Familia Cathedral is a fabulous cathedral with intricate and arresting kind of architecture which is really worth a visit.

Then of course, there is the old world charm of traditional markets which seem to spring up all over the cities in Europe. During the Travel to Barcelona In Winter, don’t miss the most famous market is the Fira de Santa Lucia, which actually dates back to 1786. One can have the best shopping experience that involves food, fruits and Christmas decorations, native crafts and lots more.

fira de santa lucia market in barceloana

Fira de Santa Lucia Market in Barceloana | Image Resource : blog.barcelonaguidebureau.com

Light Up The Travel Experience While Traveling To Barcelona.

Coinciding with the Christmas celebration, the ceremony of lights-that is Els Illums de Nadal, is absolutely fascinating wherein, the Mayor turns on the light ceremoniously during November, and along with it are the shopping fests which are on through the night. Walking around in such a set-up is a real pleasure. It feels as if one is in fairyland, with the added benefit of shopping and sight-seeing.

els Illums de nadal barceloana

Els Illums de Nadal Barceloana | Image Resource : barcelona-phototours.com

christmas eve barceloana

Christmas Eve Barceloana | Image Resource : blog.barcelonaguidebureau.com

 

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