Street market time in Barcelona
An alternative to do your Christmas shopping with fresh air
Christmas, Street market time in Barcelona
It’s Christmas time, which means rainy weather, shorter days and in Barcelona, streets ringing with more life and activity than at any other season. We hear Christmas songs playing everywhere, lights sparkling in the streets, and Street markets , with their mediaeval objects and typical Catalan dishes appear in the centre of Barcelona and its surrounding towns and villages.
Probably one of the oldest and best known fairs is the Fira de Santa Llúcia, located at Avinguda de la Catedral, (opposite Barcelona’s main cathedral) which this year celebrates its 227th anniversary (1786-2013) . It opens on 27th. November and lasts until 23rd. December.
The Fira's stands fall into four categories:
Nativity Scenes and Figures, mainly offering accessories for Nativity scenes, caves, figures, Christmas lights, baubles, candles and Christmas decorations for the home, crib scenes and trees. Greenery and Plants, where you can find natural or artificial trees, moss, tiós figures of various sizes, natural cork, mistletoes, branches of eucalyptus and so on. Crafts, where you will find all types of hand-made products and accessories, clothes, jewellery, decorative objects, gifts and much more… Simbombes, offering you, as well as this traditional instrument, tambourines and many other instruments to give your Christmas a musical touch.
Another exciting option closer to home is the Castrum Fidelis Medieval Market in Castelldefels, from 5th to 8th December, the Purísima long weekend, when local shops and all kinds of artisans sell Christmas products and crafts. The 7th December is the Castelldefels Winter Festival so look out for lots of activities, workshops and performances during those days.For further information go to http://www.castrumfidelis.org/