The area outside the Sagrada Família becomes a Christmas postcard thanks to the Fira de Nadal or Christmas Market, which this year will be outside Gaudí's iconic temple from November 26th to December 23rd.
The Sagrada Familia Christmas Market, which was first held in the 1960s, is now one of the Christmas Markets with most tradition in the Eixample District, and now has around a hundred stalls organised in four sectors.
If you visit the Sagrada Familia Christmas Market you'll find figures for the pessebre or nativity scene, Christmas trees and plants and other decorations as well as handicraft presents and local foods so you should be able to find everything you need.
The Fira de Nadal de la Sagrada Familia is open from 10 in the morning until 9 at night and there is a lovely atmosphere both throughout the day and in the evening.
Vegetation and Plants: 23 stalls where you can buy Christmas trees and plants, including holly, mistletoe and eucalyptus branches
Pessebre and Figures: 35 stalls where you can buy anything associated with the Pessebre - the traditional nativity scene set up in most Catalan homes
Foods: 6 stalls selling artisan food products, such cheese, embotits, torrons and honey
Gifts: 21 stalls selling handmade gifts, including jewellery and clothing
Sagrada Familia Christmas Market
Plaça Sagrada Família
L'Eixample, 008013 Barcelona
Dates: November 26th to December 23rd