Will you be in Barcelona this January, studying Spanish with us ? Are you still wondering what you will be doing in your free time? Here are some cool suggestions…
- Get goose bumps with “Pretty Woman”: Pretty woman, the musical that will make us dream of the fairy tale taken from one of the most beloved romantic comedies in history arrives for the first time in Spain. Tickets and more info available on the official website.
- Take a walk in the magic garden “Els llums de Sant Pau”: The Recinto Modernista de Sant Pau opens its doors every night until the 15th of January for a very special walk. This place is transformed into a luminous fairy tale landscape with Christmas lights, impressive illuminated vegetation and creative light figures. Families, friends and couples can enjoy a pleasant and romantic evening on a circular route of about 1.5 kilometers. Els Llums de Sant Pau offers a slow break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas for the whole family and draws the eye to the contemplative world at the most beautiful time of the year.
- Attend Barcelona’s famous New Year’s concert at Palau de la Música Catalana, by the Strauss Festival Orchestra. Check here the prices and available dates.
- Enjoy the 3 Kings parade: Their Majesties will arrive at Marquès de l’Argentera Avenue and, together with their entourage, they will walk the streets of the city with their magnificent floats in a parade full of music, parties, shows … and many gifts to bring to all our houses! All this will be possible thanks to people and companies, from many scenic and artistic disciplines, who will put all their talent to make the afternoon and evening of January 5th a true welcome party for the Kings of the East.
- Live a unique experience with “Crystal”: The Cirque du Soleil is back in Barcelona from January the 12th until the 22nd, with a breathtaking show that surpasses all expectations. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats in a new frozen arena, with never-before-seen stunts. No more words needed when talking about the world’s most famous circus. Read more here.
- Visit the Encants Market: When you don’t have much money to spend but you still need some new decorations for your apartment, this is your market! Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00h until 20:00h the vendors put out their stuff under the huge mirrored roof of the Encants market. Don’t miss the biggest flea market of Barcelona! You can find everything here, antique, vintage, new: in Avenida Meridiana 69, metro Glories (L1).
- Attend the famous party of “Els 3 tombs”: Els Tres Tombs is an event on the occasion of the festivity in honor of San Antonio Abad, saint of domestic animals. Its main activity is a parade of animals (horses, donkeys), horseback riding and carriages, through the center of the city, celebrating the festivity of Sant Antoni Abat. If you want to take a look, just walk to the Sant Antoni neighborhood on January the 21st and you’ll easily find the crowd.
- Celebrate the Epiphany: This holiday, known as “El día de Reyes” in Spain, is a Christian festivity celebrated on January the 6th. It’s when the gifts brought to us by the Three Kings at night are opened. It is a magical day especially for the children, who spend it playing with the toys. During this holiday the family eats and shares the “roscón de Reyes” (you can buy one in any bakery), a typical cake that includes two surprises: a dry broad bean and a king figurine. Whoever finds the bean will have to pay for the roscón, while whoever finds the figure will be crowned king.