Nativity scenes in Barcelona
Christmas in Barcelona
Christmas season in Barcelona is absolutely worth seeing! Christmas markets and "pessebres" or "Nativity scenes" can be seen in different places around the city, there are also "pessebres vivents" or "living nativity scenes" that feature real people acting out the Christmas story! If you are planning to come to Barcelona, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Barcelona and other cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.
Let´s talk about traditions: Beside the decorated Christmas tree, Catalan people have a tradition of displaying a Nativity Scene at Christmas, the figures recreating the birth of Jesus. Streets, squares, churches and entities of the city each prepare their own Nativity Scene, some with real people acting as figures. The most famous one is in the Plaça Sant Jaume, but there are many others such those you can see as the Iglesia de Belen, the Pia Almoina, Associació de Pessebristes de Barcelona, Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, or Poble Espanyol. There are also scenes that underline a particular feature, such as the Nativity Scene of the Casa dels Entremesos, which has a touch of humour with the giant figures of Ciutat Vella. This is a very interesting tradition that deserves exploring this Christmas!
Here is a list of Nativity Scenes and decorations that you can see during this Christmas season in Barcelona:
1) Plaça de Sant Jaume: Until January 6, from 10am to midnight.
2) Parròquia de Nostra Senyora de Betlem: Until January, daily from 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm. From January 7 to January 27, Sundays from 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm.
3) People's Nativity in La Casa dels Entremesos: Until February 4, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm. Sundays and public holiday, from 11am to 2pm.
4) Museu federic Marés: Until February 2, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
5) Christmas Nativity in Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes: From December 14 to February 2, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm.
6) Poble Espanyol: December 8 to 9, from 10am to 8pm.