Christmas at Barcelona is awesome! It isn’t crowded, you don’t have to stay in long queues, there are lots of hotels and apartments with big discounts at Booking.com. We just see positive aspects!
This beautiful city is fun, colorful and with a lot of wonderful attractions!
And don’t you worry about the cold weather! If the sun is shining during Christmas at Barcelona, you can sunbathe wearing shorts and a t-shirt at the beach. Local people wear swimsuits. But be careful! At night, the temperature drops and then you need a very good coat.
Today, we’ll give you a small sample of what you can see during Christmas at Barcelona. A sequence of attractions that you can visit, beginning with the cable car, with beautiful views and ending with the magnificent lights and sounds show at Fonte Mágica!
01) CABLE CAR FROM PORT VELL TO MONTJUIC – CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA
The cable car that goes to Montjuic, leaves Barceloneta beach, that is the coolest beach of Barcelona. It’s worth taking the cable car, because from up there, the views are great.
You can see from a privileged spot the Barceloneta Beach, the Club de Natacio beside the Hotel W Barcelona, the Port Olímpic, the Hotel Arts Barcelona, the Maremagnum, that is that beautiful footbridge that you will probably visit another day when walking on the Passeig de Colón. Talking about it, the view of the Passeig de Colón and the Ramblas is perfect.
Arriving at Montjuic, get off the cable car and enjoy the view of Barcelona. Probably, you’ll find those funny ” live statues” to take a picture with.
02) CABLE CAR FROM MONTJUIC TO MONTJUIC CASTLE – CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA
Now you’ll take the second cable car, the one that will take you from Montjuic to the Montjuic Castle.
Buy only the tickets to go up, because the best way to go down the mountain is walking and visiting the attractions!
TOTAL PRICE (02 cable cars) 2017 ONLY ONE WAY:
-Adults: $8,20 euros
-Children: $6,50 euros
Another option, cheaper, but you won’t have the views, is to take the bus number 150 at Plaza de Espanha.
03) CASTELL MONTJUIC – CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA
The Castell de Montjuic, is situated 170m above sea level.The first part of the building is from 1640 and it had a very important role in the city’s history.
CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA TIP: GO TO THE PUBLIC MARKET LA BOQUERIA THE DAY BEFORE AND BUY EVERYTHING FOR A DELICIOUS PICNIC! DON’T FORGET SOMETHING TO LAY DOWN ON THE LAWN!
The fortress is well preserved and receives a lot of tourists, but nothing that bothers at this time of the year. Don’t you worry, because in winter you’ll have Barcelona for you to enjoy, without hordes of tourists.
The view is beautiful, your picnic delicious and you can spend a lot of time there. We even watched an archery championship at the castle courtyard.
After that, walk down the mountain, following the signs to the next attraction.
4) SWIMMING POOLS FROM THE BARCELONA OLYMPICS – CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA
For the ones who are old enough or the ones who had seen a TV show about the Barcelona Olympics, you will pass the diving swimmingpools. They are those ones where the spectator watched the dives while seating with the amazing view of Barcelona as the background! Unforgettable!
Now you continue to go down the mountain.
5) OLYMPICS AND SPORTS MUSEUM JOAN ANTONI SAMARANCH – CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA
We loved it. We saw the costumes worn at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, a lot of medals, 01 Formula 1 car and we had a lot of fun testing our reactions in equipment used by athletes. We still ran over a computerized track to evaluate our running starts. We enjoyed a lot!
ADDRESS: Carrer l’Estadi, 60, Barcelona
Winter (From October to March) :
-From Tuesday to Saturday: From 10:00am to 06:00pm;
-Sundays: From 10:00am to 02:30pm;
Summer (From April to September)
-From Tuesday to Saturday: From 10:00am to 08:00pm;
-Sundays: From 10:00am to 02:30pm;
Closed: Mondays, January 1st, January 25th and 26h.
Free: Museum International Day
-Adults: $5,80 euros;
-Students: $3,60 euros;
-Younger than 7 years old and older than 65: free.
6) ESTADI OLIMPIC DE MONTJUIC – CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA
It’s already the end of the day. The stadium is gigantic and beautiful! From here you can see the most beautiful sunset of Barcelona. We didn’t do the guided tour of the stadium, because it was too late. But, we took a quick look through the railings.
The patio around the stadium is spectacular. You can see the Olympic torch and lots of modern sculptures that aren’t easy to describe, but give an awesome effect upon the sky of this wonderful city called Barcelona.
After admiring the splendid sunset, walk to our next stop.
7) FONT MÀGICA DE MONTJUIC – CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA
This attraction is really magical. You can’t miss the sounds and lights show of the fountains of Avinguda Maria Cristina. And is free!
CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA TIP: THE FONT MÀGICA SHOW IS FREE FOR YOU TO ENJOY!
The Font Màgica was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition and is the biggest ornamental fountain in Barcelona. Watching the dancing waters, lit in different shades and colors, to the sound of music, is one of best tourist attractions of this city.
CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA TIP : THIS IS THE MOMENT YOU WILL NEED A VERY GOOD COAT. IT’S WINDY AND COLD!
HOURS IN 2017:
- -From 1 November to 31 March – From Thursdays to Saturdays: Shows start at 08:00pm and 08:30pm;
-From 1 April to 31 Mai – From Thursdays to Saturdays: Shows start at 09:00h and 09:30h;
-From 1 June to 30 September – From Wednesdays to Saturdays: Shows start at 09:30pm and 10:00pm .
-From 1 de outubro a 31 de outubro – From Thursdays to Saturdays: Shows start at 09:00h and 09:30h;
-Closed: From 6 January to 16 February.
CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA TIP: THERE ARE NO SHOWS BETWEEN JANUARY 6TH AN FEBRUARY 16TH!
Pl Carles Buigas, 1
Check the schedule here again before you go: http://lameva.barcelona.cat/en/what-to-do-in-bcn/magic-fountain/magic-fountains-show-times.
WHERE TO STAY – CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA
There are 02 possibilities: You can take advantage of the promotions and stay in a spectacular hotel like the W Barcelona or the Arts Barcelona, for a very reasonable price. Or you can stay in a cheap place and save money for your next trip.
We took a very good Christmas promotion at W Barcelona. It was an amazing experience staying there.
-The hotel is awesome, modern;
-It’s located at Barceloneta beach;
-The bathroom is wonderful;
-The windows go from floor to ceiling. Awesome. Amazing view..
-It’s not close to the subway station. You’ll have to walk for some minutes. Let’s say that in Barcelona it’s not as bad…
In another opportunity, Mello stayed at Hotel Arts Barcelona. It’s the other top hotel at Barcelona.
-Everything was perfect: huge room; in front of the beach; closer to the subway..
MORE OF SPAIN BESIDES CHRISTMAS AT BARCELONA:
If you are going to Barcelona, you must visit the Palau the la Musica Catalana.
Toledo is another great city in Spain for you to visit. take a look at our itinerary TOLEDO IN 01 DAY: CLOSE TO MADRI
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