Christmas Markets in Barcelona 2012

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Fira Santa Llúcia Christmas Market Barcelona1 300x225 Christmas Markets in Barcelona 2012The Christmas markets in Barcelona return this Christmas 2012 with hundreds of stalls selling a wide variety of Christmas goods. Find out where to go with this small guide to the Christmas markets in Barcelona 2012.

Fira de Sant Llúcia Christmas Market

Located on Avenida de la Catedral, in front of Barcelona Cathedral, Fira de Sant Llúcia Christmas Market comprises the oldest in Barcelona celebrating its 226th edition this Christmas 2012.

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Also boasting the largest and most traditional Christmas Market in Barcelona, Fira Sant Llúcia features around 300 stalls selling a wide variety of seasonal goods including, crafts, musical instruments, plants, clothes, fresh local and regional products, Christmas lights, Christmas decorations, the typical nativity scene figures and lots more. Finally, every year they celebrate their “Diada de las Tradiciones y las Costumbres Navideñas” (Day of Christmas Traditions and Customs) featuring street bands, Christmas stories, performances and dancing, amongst other festive activities. Where: Avenida de la Cathedral. When: 25th Nov to 23 Dec 2012 from Mon to Fri 10:30am-8:30pm and weekends/public holidays 10:30am-9:30pm. Directions: Jaume I metro stop. Price: Free.

Sagrada Familia Christmas Market

The “Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Familia” (Sagrada Familia Christmas Market), as its name suggests, is held in front of the beautiful Sagrada Familia Basilica.

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It comprises around 120 stalls selling traditional Christmas goods, decorations and crafts, similar to those in the Fira de Sant Llúcia Christmas Market. However, there will also be festive performances, workshops and activities for children including on two Saturdays when Santa Claus will be collecting letters from children and handing out treats from 6pm to 8pm in the evening. Where: Plaça de la Sagrada Familia. When: 24 Nov to 22 Dec from 10am-10pm daily. Directions: Sagrada Familia metro stop (L5 or L2). Price: Free.

Fira de Reis a la Gran Via Christmas Market

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The Fira de Reis a la Gran Via Christmas Market (Three Kings Fair) features around 300 stalls selling a large selection of toys and crafts, as well as clothes, accessories and sweet treats, amongst others. This is the best place to find all your Christmas presents as it boasts the biggest selection of Christmas gifts and toys in Barcelona. Where: Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 580. Directions: Universitat metro stop. When: 20 Dec 2012 to 6 Jan 2013. Weekdays from 11am-2pm and 5pm-9pm, 5th Jan open until 3am.  Price: Free.

So, now you know where to start your Christmas shopping in Barcelona for some fabulous festive gifts. Happy Christmas!

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