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- Iglesia de Sant Augustin: Friday 18th, Placa de Sant Augustin 2, 17.00 pm
- Santa Maria Del Mar: Friday 18th, Placa de Santa Maria 1, 9.30 am
- Barcelona Cathedral: Friday 18th, Pla de la Seu, 15.30 pm
Enjoy romantic Christmas
What else makes Christmas more romantic than to do some ice skating with your love during the cold season?
For many people ice skating and winter simply belongs together. So what would Christmas in Barcelona be like without the typical ice skating? The second year now people can enjoy this activity at Plaza Catalunya in an outdoor ice skating rink.
The rink has an area of 1200m2 and is therefore the biggest outdoor rink in entire Europe. Hence, around 350 people are able to skate there at the same time. The ice rink opened already in November on the 22nd and is still open until the beginning of January. Last year over 80,000 people used the chance to do some romantic ice skating. Just take your friends and enjoy it!
The price for 1 hour amounts to 9€ and for 30 minutes it amounts to 7€. The ice skate rental is included in both cases. There is also the possibility to get a hearty snack at the cafeteria for being prepared for the day. Within the changing area you can put on your ice skates.
Here are the opening times for the ice skating rink: Monday – Thursday: 10am to 9pm Friday, Saturday & public holiday: 10am to 11pm Sunday: 10am to 9pm
Additional information and a making of video can be found on their official webpage.
Here is the exact address of the rink: Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
You can get to Plaza Catalunya easily by Metro. The metro stop is called Catalunya. The hop-on-hop-off bus stops at Plaza Catalunya as well. Other bus lines, the Aerobus and night busses also have a stop at the place Picture credits: BCN Insiders
Fira de Nadal 2013
If you are heading out and look for Christmas markets in Barcelona already, we can give you a recommendation: the Christmas market at the Sagrada Familia from the 29th November until the 23rd December.
Christmas in Barcelona is bright, full of lights, charming and has a special atmosphere. The most important cultural monument the Sagrada Familia by famous Gaudi is place of a wonderful Christmas market containing around 120 stalls with different decorations, food and hand-made crafts. The sacred basilica is located in the Eixample district, known for its exclusivity, luxurious boutiques and beautiful, pompous buildings.
The “mercado de Navidad”, how it is called in Spanish, begins on Friday the 29th November and ends at the end of December at the 23rd, Monday. The stalls are open daily from 10am until 10 pm. Even Santa Claus is visiting the Christmas market on two Saturdays to collect the children’s’ wish lists. Additionally, he will make a present to the children in form of cookies and balloons. The visit will be on two Saturdays in December, each from 6pm until 8pm. Credit pictures: Flickr Galleries SlapBcn, sun sand & sea, Barcelona.cat
Famous old flea market in Barcelona
You are tired of all those new shopping malls and you are looking for something unique from the past?
We have the solution for you ;-) ; the old flea market Mercat Fira de Bellcaire also known as El Encants in Barcelona near to Torre Agbar and Glóries.
This market is the biggest market in Barcelona and is famous, since it already is located there since the 14th Century. El Encants belongs to one of the oldest markets in Europe.
Today the market is divided in two parts, as a newer area was build under a distinctive deck. Commercial activity is supposed to take place there, like offices and restaurants. The actual old flea market still takes places outside. However, the new building isn’t closed like a house. Therefore, it is possible to keep a feeling of openness and combining both parts.
Website: www.elsencantsbcn.com Address: Plaça de les Glòries, 08013, Barcelona Next metro/tram station: Glòries (red line). Opening hours: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 20:00 pm
Other markets can be found on the webpage from Barcelona.