Once more, the time you were waiting for has arrived. If you are a Christmas fan, let’s rather say a Christmas gifts fan, here it is! The best Christmas markets of Barcelona. Take note! They’re ready to start!
WE LOVE CATS MARKET – CREC- 1st & 2nd DECEMBER
We’re on their seventh edition already, We Love Cats, a fully handcraft charity market. They will be welcoming us at CREC on 1st and 2nd December and you can find all the details on their cute and active social networks. Hot stuff: They will be selling gorgeous t-shirts 100% charitable! Help cats and buy design 100% craft gifts. Don’t miss it!
ALL 1€ BY TWO MARKET – OVELLA NEGRA – 1st & 2nd DECEMBER
¿Quién dijo que la Navidad era cara? Este mercado te cambiará la idea sobre el consumismo. ¿Qué buscas? ¡No te preocupes! Aquí encontrarás todo lo que quieras imaginar por un euro o menos: desde ropa hasta cositas de hogar, productos de electrónica… y mucho más. Si te gustan las cosas de segunda mano o te gusta reciclar y queréis revivir el espíritu que tenían los Encants de antaño, visitad el primer fin de semana de diciembre el Two Market.
FESTIVALET– CREC- 15th& 16th DECEMBER
Llega la 11a edición del Festivalet, la feria anual de diseñadores independientes y artesanos. Diferentes artistas de todo el Estado y provenientes otros países se reunirán al Festivalet para mostrar y vender sus productos manufacturados o hechos a pequeña escala de forma local y alejados del circuito comercial habitual. ¡El lugar ideal para comprar los regalos de Nadal directamente a los creadores! Pásate por el Museo marítimo el próximo 15 y 16 de diciembre.
SHOPS WITH CHARM
If you’d walk the streets rather than visiting a market… let’s go for a wall! We bring you a short list of shops and singular places where you will fall in love with amazing designs, secret gardens in the middle of a neighborhood, family bookstores… If you want to make a different and ethic present, have a look at our suggestions!
CASA ANITA (Vila de Gràcia)
It’s a place dedicated to children and teenagers where adults can also spend a few hours discovering wonders with a cover, stories and an end. You may ask for the bookseller’s advice, listen to her recommendations to the rest of customers or just go on your own and search through the different sections.
HIVERNACLE (Sants – Montjuïc)
At Hivernacle they sell indoor and outdoor plants, seeds, soil and gardening accessories; but this year, it’s tailor-made urban vegetable gardens which are on trend… It’s amazing to have a walk through there!
ROLLITOASÍ (El Poble-sec)
Nataline, the designer from Mallorca, has brought her universe full of cute handcrafts from cyberspace to a little corner in Sant Antoni. At her shop you will find a wide assortment of colorful women’s clothes, made by herself, together with plenty of original accessories.
TRADITIONAL MARKETS AND FAIRS
Santa Llúcia -Barcelona.
And, as usual, we also bring you the traditional Christmas fairs and markets of Barcelona. Not to be missed! Make sure you get to visit them during your stay in Barcelona.
SANTA LÚCIA FAIR:
It is with no doubts the traditional market par excellence. Located in front of Barcelona’s Cathedral, it is popular for selling Christmas decoration models and other Christmas decoration articles. Our suggestion? Take a ‘caganer’ as souvenir with you!
When? From 30th November to 23rd December.
CHRISTMAS FAIR AT SAGRADA FAMILIA:
Well located just in front of Gaudi’s great temple, it has nothing to envy to Santa Lucía’s market. Christmas decoration, models and traditional candies are waiting for you. Our advice? Take the opportunity to visit the Sagrada Family, as you have it right in front of it. In our blog you may find plenty of articles about it and about Gaudí, have a look at them!
When? From 28th November to 24th December.
THREE WISE MEN FAIR AT GRAN VÍA:
Located between Entença and Muntaner streets, the Three Wise Men market at Gran Vía has all the little gifts you need to make a good impression. Presents for men and women, toys, hot chocolate and churros –flour fritter- stands… so good! We recommend you to go the evening of the 5th January to get your last minute presents. It is said that the Three Wise Men buy there the sweets –or coal- that you will find in your shoes the following morning. Don’t miss it!
When? From 20th December to 6th January.
After so much shopping and walking… There’s nothing better that getting home and have a relaxing shower or bath! As you may know, at Hostemplo we have rooms and apartments will all kind of comforts. Book your Christmas holiday in Barcelona through our web and you will have breakfast included during your whole stay.