Coolest Christmas Market
is often considered one of the coolest European cities and Christmastime is no exception. The weather is still warm enough to walk comfortably around the city at night and the lively street artists on La Rambla make for a festive atmosphere.
The Santa Lucia market is located near the cathedral in the Gothic quarter in Barcelona, and is where you can buy local crafts, unusual gifts (including Caganer
— a Catalan “pooping” statue) and the traditional Spanish Christmas sweet turron
If you plan your stay around December 28th, you’ll get to witness the Spanish version of April Fool’s Day when the streets are filled with artists and music.
Good value and popular hotels in Barcelona: Condado Hotel
, Hotel Praktik Rambla
, Catalonia Port