The vibe of Barcelona by itself is so vibrant at all times of the year, that it is a complete treat to be a part of this amazing city during the Christmas season. While Santa gears up his sleigh to get around, jingles start in Barcelona a lot before the advent of the Christmas week. If you are looking at a journey guide for Barcelona during Christmas, just take a rough outline and go with your instinct; you will have a trip of a lifetime. Here is a 5 day Barcelona trip plan for you to add the merry to your Christmas.
How to spend a Christmas Vacation in Barcelona:
Day 1 in Barcelona
Indulging in Barcelona’s funky shopping is all you need to make your day. During Christmas, Rambla De Catalunya and Passeig De Gracia are a complete treat for a shopaholic. Apart from the materialistic gains, you will also add an amazing experience to your vacation by exploring these two places. Remember to pick out the amazing chocolates and visit Parc Guell on this day itself before it shuts down for Christmas. End your day by visiting the wonderful La Sagrada and bless Antoni Gaudi’s soul for coming up with something so beautiful.
Day 2 in Barcelona
Go about the day following the traditions of Barcelonans. Go around the city seeing the lively nativity scenes which should definitely be dominating your vacation guide during the Christmas season. The most fun part of this day is constantly being on a look out for the Crappers known as ‘Coganer’ for witnessing good luck which is a part of almost every nativity scene in the city. These are basically tiny twigs. After which, the crapping log takes the cake. It is known as Cagatio and is basically a log made with two feet. After you hit the log, it is said to crap out chocolates and lot of Christmas goodies. If you are in Spain for the christmas, you have to add these experiences to your Barcelona trip planner to get the best of the city.
Day 3 in Barcelona
Fit right into the Catalan circle as you buy a lottery around the 22nd of December. If you get lucky, you will win the big prize; also commonly called as the ‘Fat one’. If you do not, then the small prizes are also completely worth it just to add to the festive spirit to your trip. Catch the Handel Messiah’s performance at the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Mar.
Day 4 in Barcelona
Go for an annual harbour swim at Port Vell. It might just get a little cold, so beware. Go pub hopping or bar hopping as the set menus on Christmas is a complete delight to try out. Give your vacation a twist with some amazing drinks at La Barceloneta and just mingle into the zealous crowd.
Day 5 in Barcelona
Take a guided Christmas walking tour to see the best of Barcelona on your vacation. Go exploring Christmas markets which make Christmas such a special occasion in the whole of Europe. While doing all of this, do not forget to witness the illuminated trees in Placa Catalunya if you want to see lights boggle your mind.
“Feliz Navidad” in advance!