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Live Nativity at Catalonia

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At Christmas one of the well know Spanish traditions is to represent at home the crib of Bethlehem: the manger. These representations can be huge and very elaborated. There are different places where you can admirer these works.

But besides, recently it has become very popular to represent the “Live Nativity”, where you can walk trough the streets of several villages in Catalonia to watch how actors represent different scenes of the Nativity.
Although that it’s said that Saint Francesc d’Assisi represented the first Live Nativity in the XIII century, in Catalonia it’s represented from 1959. The first time in Castell d’Aro. Nowadays there are several places.

It’s the perfect activity to enjoy in family and children. But before to organize your visit, check the dates and timetable.

Here you have two examples: at Poble Espanyol (in Barcelona), at Corbera (different reasons have made to consider these one as the best one in Catalonia: you can walk inside the performance; there are more than 200 actors; and every year it’s different).

Live Nativity

Christmas Markets and The Three Kings’ Parade

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Christmas Markets
These days there are a lot of open-air markets in Barcelona. One of the most famous maybe is the Santa Lucia Market, finished now. That market is celebrated in front of the Cathedral and is well known to buy decorations for Christmas.
But one of those markets that you can still see is in Gran Via. As you know we have a special devotion for the three wise men rather Saint Klaus, and this market will be open until January 6th.

The Three Kings’ Parade
The night more awaited by children. When the three Kings arrive to Barcelona, before to leave their gifts to little ones, they cross the city in a great parade. To see the face of children when they are in front of their king is the best. Don’t miss it!

What to do in Christmas / New Year Eve in Barcelona?

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If you have decided to spend in Barcelona this New Year Eve and you don’t know where to celebrate this special moment, maybe you would like the new option offered by the City: to celebrate it in the Magical Fountains. Here you have the timetable and what are you going to see: Barcelona New Year Eve

By the way, don’t forget your 12 grape berries, one of the most popular traditions we have.

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If you are here these days you you will go sightseeing in Barcelona, our museums and our monuments. To visit the city a Private Tour Guide will give you a quickly and complete idea of it. And for the museums here you can see their timetables and when they are free of charge.

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Happy New Year – Feliç Any Nou – Feliz Año Nuevo