Barcino and the conversion of pagan cults

In December and January a tour of the city will focus on pagan rites and beliefs that were later adapted on the arrival of Christianity

Even today, many countries in the First World still celebrate festivals which, under the auspices of Christianity, enshroud pagan rites and beliefs that were established in the cultures of the classical world. These festivals, which include Christmas, All Saints and Carnival, are deep-rooted in our society and are the subject of a tour entitled Barcino and the conversion of pagan cults which is available in Barcelona during the months of December and January.

The city, which bore witness to this Christian conversion of pagan rituals, still preserves a series of elements and scenarios which allow us to relive the celebration of these festivals, many of which were used to either mark the changing of the seasons or to celebrate the earth and the harvest, etc. The tour begins in the Plaça Villa, in the Ciutat Vella district, on the raised pathway used for viewing the Roman necropolis ruins in the Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA), and continues through various parts of the old city.

The tours entitled Barcino and the conversion of pagan cults will take place on the 12th of December, beginning at 6.30 pm, the 28th of December and the 11th and 24th of January at 11 am, and the 3rd of January at 6 pm. The tours last about two hours and are priced at 10 €. Prior reservation is required and may be made here.

Publication date: Tuesday, 09 December 2014
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