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The Els Pastorets season kicks off in Barcelona

The Folch i Torres centenary celebrations, musicals such as ‘L’Estel de Natzaret’ [The Star of Nazareth] and various free adaptations. This is the programme for Els Pastorets of Barcelona, one of the most outstanding expressions of popular theatre...

12 curious facts about the Santa Llúcia Fair.

The Santa Llúcia Fair is the oldest Christmas market held in the city and its long history has made it a key figure in dozens of stories, customs and curiosities well worth bringing together.

It’s the season for live nativity scenes in Barcelona

Live nativity scenes are a Christmas tradition which has become firmly rooted in Catalonia. There are currently six in Barcelona. Each of them has a series of special features that makes it unique.

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Main events and activities in the city

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Three Kings Parade

On the evening of 5 January, Barcelona organises a big welcome for the Kings of the Orient, who set off on a big parade.
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Tres Tombs de Barcelona

The main event of the Festa dels Tres Tombs is a parade of animals in a cavalcade and pulling coaches around the city centre.

Tres Tombs Infernals

The Tres Tombs Infernals is a celebration held in Sant Andreu de Palomar that combines street theatre and a firework display with a correfoc.

Did you know...

The Seguici Popular de Barcelona is the embodiment of a research project on Barcelona's unusual, historic and unique references which have a symbolic function within the festival. It was set up in 1993 and contains the city's festival imagery, historical figures like the Gegants del Pi and others recreated from historical documents.

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