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The festive period is not over in Barcelona, ​​with the feast of the Epiphany. Selection of the undisputed from January 4 to 9, 2023.

An outdoor concert by Orféo

L’Orfeo Català of the Catalan Music Palace offers a free concert of traditional Christmas carols, the day before the Parade of Kings. The choir will perform in Plaça del Rei in Barcelona on Wednesday January 4, at 19:30 45 minutes under the sounds of the piano and the voices of this Catalan choir.

The presentation will start this year with a special composition, created on December 26: “Les Noëls de Sant Esteve”. It will end with Orfeó’s hymn, called “the song of Senyera”. Unacceptable.

Dates and times : Wednesday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m.

PRICE : free

Address : Placa del Rei, Barcelona

Parade of the Magi

Melchior, Gaspard, Balthazar and their companions will animate this Thursday January 5 the famous cavalry. They meet in Plaça Portal de la Pau where they will be received by the Mayor of Barcelona who will offer them bread and salt as a sign of hospitality and welcome. Afterwards, she will give them the keys to the city, so they can enter all the houses and offer gifts to the little Barcelonans, as tradition dictates.

Three kings in Barcelona

At 18:00, the three kings will start the procession that will pass through the main streets of the Catalan capital. Spectacular floats, choreography, lighting on a musical background of dance and percussion, the parade will end in apotheosis with the distribution of gifts and sweets. Enough to fill your stomach and eyes with a little more magic.

Date and time : January 5, 2023 from 6:00 p.m.

PRICE : free

Address : departure from Place de la Pau.

More information on the website of the mayor of Barcelona.

A whole market for 5 euros

Give me 5, the second-hand market where everything is €5 to start the year in style. Vintage items, design, fashion, illustration, art, gardening, gastronomy and many more await visitors, who are sure to find what they are looking for.
Everything is used and in perfect condition.

give me 5 mercadoEvery item sold is priced well below market price and pieces you won’t find anywhere else are also available here.

Dates and times : Sunday, January 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

PRICE : access up to €1.

Address : Sou Livre, Carrer Vilamarí 37

More information on the organizer’s website.

The Nutcracker at the Palau de la Musica Catalana

Barcelona’s emblematic performance hall is hosting a unique concert by the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, which will perform an essential piece of classical ballet: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.

palau musica catalanaA Christmas tale about the dream of Clara, who travels through her dreams to the Kingdom of Pleasure, together with the little soldier Nutcracker, who gives his name to the work.

Dates and times : January 6 and 7 at 6:00 p.m.

PRICE : between €33 and €53 per seat.

Address : Carrer del Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003, Barcelona

More information on Website of the Palau de la Musica Catalana.

Theater to continue the festivities

In Barcelona, ​​the holidays are not over yet. What little Catalan traditions still enjoy, for young and old. The show “Els Pastorets” (the little shepherds) is performed almost everywhere in the county town. Performances vary by district and run until the end of January.

the theater of the shepherds On Sunday January 8, head to the parish center of Sant Vicenç de Sarrià, at 5.30 pm, to see “Star of Nazareth”. Same day and same time, these are the shepherds of Poblenou which will be played at the Moral Center of Cultural de Poblenou, carrer de Pujades. Finally, in the Sant Pere neighborhood, in the Sant Pere Apostol center, shepherds come in the form of musical comedyfrom 6 p.m.

Dates and times : Sunday, January 8 at 5:30 or 6:00 p.m.

PRICE : from 10 to 15 € for adults, and 5 to 11 € for children.

Address : Carrer del Pare Miquel de Sarrià, 8 (Sarrià); Carrer de Pujades, 176-178 (Poblenou); Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 25 (Sant Pere)

More information on the organizer’s website.

And why not…

Saturday January 7 marks the start of sales in Barcelona. Discounts will last until the end of February, or even until March 31 in some stores. The opportunity to do good business.

  • A little trip to the cinema to dream with Maria

The film “Maria dream” will be shown in Spanish cinemas on January 4, with the title “Mary’s Despair”. The story of an encounter between Maria, a cleaner at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Hubert, the school’s eccentric janitor.

Bringing dating apps back to real life, with a fun event, always respecting each other, that’s the aim of Dirties de Barcelona. A concept created by two French women who organize themselves with 15 girls and 15 boys. Around a table where bowls of questions are made, 5-minute speed meetings follow each other. Then other activities and surprises are organized. An event that unites many French people, but not only. The future is organized this Friday January 6 at Buena Onda Social Bar, more information on the organizers’ Instagram page.

  • Last chance to enjoy the rooftop cinema at the Palace

Have you ever attended a cinema session on the roof of a luxury hotel? At Palat, it’s now or never. With one of the most impressive views of the Catalan capital, come and take shelter in one of the 4 cabins installed on the level of the alpine garden on the roof of the hotel. In an unusual setting, as a couple or with friends, come and snuggle up between pillows, hot water bottles and blankets while enjoying popcorn, a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of mulled wine in front of Christmas classics. More information in our article.

  • Disneyland version FC Barcelona

The Camp Nou Ecplanade is currently packed with free Christmas activities. Basketball court, futsal, boules pool, slides or even shows and many other surprises await visitors, especially children, near the largest football stadium in Europe. A unique concept that ends this Sunday, January 8. More information on FC Barcelona website.

  • Dali cibernetico, an immersive journey into the heart of the artist’s genius

Come and discover the most unknown futuristic painting art. An exploration of his work through several interactive rooms, where the visitor discovers his most important creations, combining artificial intelligence, holograms and virtual reality. With this special exhibition, Dali’s genius is studied from an entirely new angle, with two worlds meeting to form one, those of poetry and technology. More information on the organizer’s website.

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