The Fira de Santa Llúcia has been going since 1786 so it is not only Barcelona's best known Christmas market but also its oldest.
The Christmas fair, known as a Fira de Nadal in Catalan fills Avinguda de la Catedral just in front of Barcelona Cathedral from the end of November or the beginning of December until just before Christmas every year.
This year is no exception and more than 280 stalls selling Christmas wares will be open to the public on Friday 25th November to Friday 23rd December.
It really is a great fair and I make sure to visit every year.
Even though we've already got most of our Christmas decorations and buy our Christmas tree locally, I normally end up buying something.
Last year it was a pro-independence Christmas star with a Catalan senyera flag trail and this year I fancy the idea of buying myself a Donald Trump caganer as he seems to have upset so many people!
As there are so many stalls selling so many different things, the
Fira de Santa Llúcia is broadly organised into four main areas.
There are also the following main activities on offer at the Fira de Nadal de Santa Llúcia
Fira de Santa Llúcia
Avinguda de la Catedral
Opening Times: November 30 to December 23 from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm from Monday to Friday and 8.30 am to 9.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Metro Jaume 1: Yellow L4 Line
Just to give you an idea of just how lovely the Fira de Santa Llúcia is here's a video I made when I visited one Monday morning.
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