December in Barcelona: things to do

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During this month, visitors can enjoy the different Christmas markets that the city offers, the most relevant are Santa Llúcia Market and Sagrada Familia Market. 

People can visit the Barcelona traditional Christmas nativity scene, which is held in Marès Museum.

If you visit Barcelona during this month, it is a must to go for a walk around its streets to see the Christmas lights and decoration. You will find ice skating rinks, one of them located in the iconic Modernist enclosure of Sant Pau, where a Christmas light spectacle takes place.

About December in Barcelona: things to do

Apart from Christmas-related plans, Barcelona offers a wide variety of activities to do during December.

The America's Cup experience is an interactive and immersive tour where visitors will learn about the history of the America's Cup sailing regatta, the most important trophy in this sport and the oldest competition in the world of sport. Located in the Port Vell, you will be able to discover its rules, equipment and the technologies used.

At the IDEAL digital arts center you can see the immersive experience Tutankhamun, the most visited exhibition of the year that has come to Barcelona to celebrate the centenary of the greatest archaeological discovery (the access to the tomb of Tutankhamun) through immersive and interactive rooms with virtual reality. 

In Casa Batlló, one of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona, you can live an immersive experience through the mind of the architect Antoni Gaudí, where intimate moments of his life are collected with screens, olfactory stimuli and surround sounds. 

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What to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has a lot of activities to offer during the whole year. If you plan to visit on the first month of the year, here are some things that you might not want to miss: 

In February we celebrate Carnival in Barcelona. This year, it starts on February 8th, the so-called "Dijous Gras" with the "Arribo" (arrival), when the Carnival King presents himself to the crowd and, with the help of his 7 ambassadors, spreads his carnival spirit to the population. This act is followed by the parade of the Carnival King, the most important event of this festivities. From February 8th to 14th, Barcelona will be full of cavalcades, parades, parties and fun.

On February 11th, on Sant Jaume square, you will find the most typical Catalan tradition: castellers. Castells are human towers between six and ten people high, it is originally from Catalonia and was declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. If you are in Bacelona on February 11th, it is worth a visit to immerse yourself in the local culture. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day with us our most special menu exclusively created for this day.

The most romantic day is just around the corner and deserves to be celebrated, so we have crafted a unique 12-step tasting menu for you to come and celebrate Valentine's day with your special someone. 

Gift a unique experience signed by Michelin-starred chef Rodrigo de la Calle at our restaurant Virens, a gastronomic journey where you will be able to taste some of the chef's most iconic dishes. The perfect occasion to discover our green gastronomy and fall in love with healthy haute cuisine.

At Almanac Barcelona

At Almanac Barcelona, we have the perfect venues for conferences, company meetings and social gatherings to celebrate the most important technology event of the year.

We have created a special menu for this event together with our Michelin-starred chef Rodrigo de la Calle in our green restaurant Virens.