What do you remember from Christmas in Barcelona?

Posted on 3 November 2010 in Barcelona, always!, Contests and Draws, Nuñez i Navarro Hotels

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Christmas is always a special time on the year. For one reason or for another, everybody remembers Christmas. Núñez i Navarro Hotels wants to join you on next Christmas, and has started a poll to know what represents Christmas in Barcelona.

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Xmas street lighting

Xmas street lighting

Xmas street lighting.
With beautiful old buildings, narrow streets and numerous plazas, Barcelona is a great backdrop for Christmas light displays. Central streets and commercial areas such as Plaça Catalunya, Portal de l’Àngel and Passeig de Gràcia have large and beautiful displays, while small streets have traditional settings usually maintained by neighbours and shops.

Fira de Santa Llúcia

Fira de Santa Llúcia

Traditional market Santa Llúcia.
Fira de Santa Llúcia is not only a traditional market in front of the Cathedral, but one of the oldest and most firmly rooted Christmas traditions of Barcelona. First written evidences date back to 1786, referring to it already as a tradition. In this market, you can mainly find Nativity scenes and all their complements, Christmas greenery such as moss, bayleaves or Christmas Trees.

Caganer

Caganer

Caganer and nativity scenes.
In Barcelona, as well as in Spain, France or Italy, traditional Christmas decorations consists of a model of Bethlehem, similar to the Nativity Scenes of the English-speaking world, but encompassing the entire city rather than just the typical manger scene. The caganer is a particular feature of modern Catalan nativity scenes, and accompanying Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the Shepherds and company, the caganer is often tucked away in a corner of the model, typically nowhere near the manger scene. The figure is depicted in the act of defecation. The exact origin of the Caganer is lost, but the tradition has existed since the 17th century. Originally, the Caganer was portrayed as a Catalan peasant wearing a traditional hat called a barretina — a red stocking hat with a black band; but nowadays you can easily find other popular characters assuming the caganer position, such as nuns, celebrities, sportsmen, politicians, etc…

The Three Kings

The Three Kings

The 3 Kings Parade.
All children in Barcelona impatiently wait the evening of January 5th. The visit of the 3 Wise Men, the famous distinguished foreigners who are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. They usually arrive to Barcelona sailing, and are greeted at Port Vell by the City Authorities. After that, the 3 Magi start a long Parade through all the city, accompanied by their large entourage and Royal Carriages, where children can see them and give their wish letters. Those who have been good during all the year, will receive their Christmas presents at night.

Join us on facebook and participate in our poll. The prize consists of:

  • 2-nights stay at B-Hotel, on a double room, on December 31st 2010 and January 1st 2011.
  • Breakfast included.
  • 1 Bottle of Cava.
  • The prize can not be used in conjunction with other item or goods.
  • The prize can not be exchanged for any other item or goods.
  • The prize is personal and non-transferable.
  • People under 18 years old can not participate.
  • Maximum one vote per person. People voting with more than one profile will be automatically disqualified.

Winner will be randomly chosen among all voters of the poll. Winner will be announced on November 26th 2010.

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