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  • Fira de Reis (Fair of the three wise men)

    Fira de Reis (Fair of the three wise men)

    The Spanish tradition of the Three Wise Men would not be the same without the Fair of the Three Wise Men that is organized every year along the avenue Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, between the streets of Muntaner and Calàbria. There you can find all kinds of toys, gifts, handicrafts and Christmas typical products. If you want, it is also possible to bring new toys to the stands of solidarity there. In Catalonia and Spain, the night of the January 5th is the most important day for all the children because the Three Wise Men visit every home and leave presents and toys for them while they sleep. According to the tradition, the previous days the children have to write a letter to Their Majesties the Three Wise Men asking for the presents they want and guaranteeing they have behaved well during the year that is ending. Otherwise, the Three Wise Men (that know everything) will leave them sweet coal instead of presents. Since times have changed, today the children can send their letter via email or through the website of the Three Wise Men, as well as via regular mail or through a royal page. The Fair of the Three Wise Men is also open on the night of January 5th until 3 am, in case Their Majesties have any last minute emergency.  

  • Three King's Parade in Barcelona

    Three King's Parade in Barcelona

    It is said that this is the most magical night of the year, and these three characters are definitely to 'blame'. The Three Kings are enthusiastically welcomed by children and adults every 5 January, just a few hours before they visit our homes bringing gifts for everyone who has been good during the rest of the year. The afternoon of the 5th of January, the Three Kings, with the amazing entourage, will most probably reach the city by sea, docking at the Barcelona Port and then they will parade around the city, giving sweets to the crowds as a prelude to this unique night. The Three King's floats, magnificently decorated, reflect all of the excitement and magic of this special tradition. Weeks beforehand, boys and girls have sent their letter to the Three Kings, asking for their gifts and at last they will see them in real life.

    The Parade starts from Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera at 6pm. The Three Kings and their retinue will then make their way through Pla de Palau, Pg. Isabel II, Via Laietana, Pl. Urquinaona, Fontanella, Pl. Catalunya, Pelai, Pl. Universitat, Rda. Sant Antoni, Sepúlveda, Av. Paral·lel, Pl. Espanya and Av. Reina Maria Cristina.

  • Christmas at the museumsand sites of architectural interest

    Christmas at the museumsand sites of architectural interest

    During the Christmas school holidays, the museums of the city are offering a very interesting alternative to get out of the house but without going out in the cold. It consists of various activities, workshops and proposals scheduled for these holidays, and which complement the interesting exhibitions currently being held. Many options that will make your Christmas a cultural and artistic adventure.

  • Children's activities at Poble Espanyol

    Children's activities at Poble Espanyol

    A large area, totally free of traffic, with different places to explore, most of them in the open air. That’s the Poble Espanyol de Barcelona, an iconic visitor attraction in the heart of Montjuïc. Every Sunday, there’s a different activity: theatre, dance, music, magic, treasure hunts, etc. Throughout the year there are loads of activities to ensure you have a great day out with the family: Carnival, a Giants’ Parade, a Puppet Festival, the Click and Go Fair, the Main Festival, the Medieval Fair, Christmas at the Poble, Halloween... and new additions, including a fantastic flower festival and Midsummer Eve party tailored to all the family. In short, a wide range of activities for all the family.

  • L'Aquàrium, Feeding Time

    L'Aquàrium, Feeding Time

    Did you know that over 150 different types of meal are prepared for its inhabitants? Come along and don’t miss out on feeding time! If its lunch time during your visit, you could be in for a pleasant surprise… 
     
    Shark food
    Have you ever wondered how sharks are fed? The divers feed the sharks with the help of rods onto which is impaled their favourite food, such as oily fish and squid.
    Tuesday and Friday between 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm. *
     
    The greediest of them all – the penguins!
    You can watch how they are fed in the Planeta Aqua Room twice a day every day of the week.
    Everyday at between at 11.30 am and  4.30 pm.  *
     
    Rays
    The rays don’t want to go without their food either. As soon as they see their keepers, they move in to eat. Be careful you don’t get splashed though!
    Every day at 2.00 pm. except Sunday*


    Eagle rays and Morays
    Moonday to Friday at 12:45h at the Oceanarium’s tunnel. An amazing show! *

  • L'Aquàrium, shark cage diving

    L'Aquàrium, shark cage diving

    L’Aquàrium has organised exactly what you’ve been looking for. Become a scuba diver for a day, and when you’re underwater in the Oceanarium, you’ll have sharks and thousands of fish swimming beside you.


    Your adventure as a scuba diver begins with your first dive. 
    Then it’s time for L’Aquàrium de Barcelona’s main tank. With one of L’Aquàrium’s instructors by your side, and while breathing underwater, you’ll be able to observe all of our guests: sharks, rays, moray eels, moonfish, etc. And you’ll be sharing the experience with your family or friends watching from outside the water. Come and enjoy our facilities and you’ll discover all of the hidden mysteries of marine animals.

  • No child without a toy

    No child without a toy

    The campaign to collect toys and games promoted by Radio Barcelona aims to ensure that all sick or underprivileged children receive a gift from the Three Kings this Christmas.

    This year marks the 51st anniversary of the "No child without a toy" campaign organized by Radio Barcelona with the collaboration of Casino de l'Aliança del Poblenou, El Corte Inglés and the Barcelona City Council.
    This year the campaign is back with more magic, solidarity and energy than ever to continue delivering dreams.

    You'll find all the information on how you can collaborate on the website.

  • The Three Kings' Letter-Bearers

    The Three Kings' Letter-Bearers

    On 2, 3 and 4 January, some very special guests will be arriving in Plaça Catalunya and on the Santa Eulàlia schooner at the Moll de la Fusta: the pages of their Majesties the Three Kings of the Orient, who will be welcoming all the children who want to deliver their letters in person.

    The time for this traditional presentation will be from 11:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 in Plaça Catalunya. You will also find all kinds of games, sports and other entertainment for the kids in a wonderfully-decorated venue.

    The times for delivering letters to the schooner in the Port are 10:30 to 14:30 and 16:00 to 19:30.

  • Saló Internacional del Còmic (International Comic Fair)

    Saló Internacional del Còmic (International Comic Fair)

    Pow! Zap! Comic book lovers rejoice. It's time once more for Barcelona's celebration of anything and everything to do with graphic novels. This year marking its 35th anniversary, the International Comic Fair has become an unmissable event for fans of the likes of Captain America, Tintin and Doraemon. It's an all-encompassing festival that includes guest authors and illustrators from Spain and around the world, workshops, exhibitions, stands selling memorabilia as well as hundreds of books new and old, awards, video games and activities for kids. But where the real atmosphere comes from is the costumes that many of the attendees dress up in. From Princess Leia to the Joker, Super Mario and Klingons, they create a colourful, amiable and lively universe where an addiction to comic books is the uniting force. From November 2-5, Ficomic also organises the Saló del Manga (Manga Fair), which features manga and anime authors, as well as a range of other activities.

    "An unmissable date for comic fans. Authors and illustrators from around the world, workshops, exhibitions and lots more activities. I really enjoyed it."

  • Festival of La Mercè

    Festival of La Mercè

    Barcelona celebrates the end of summer with a city festival to honour one of its patron saints, La Mercè, whose feast day is September 24. It's a huge party with many free activities for all ages that take place across the city.
    Among the most popular are the procession of 'giants' and 'big heads', elaborate papier-mâché constructions that represent both historical characters and fantastical beasts, the display of castellers ('human towers') in front of City Hall, and the correfoc, which literally means 'fire run' and sees demons with firecrackers dancing with well-protected members of the public under their showers of sparks.
    There are also concerts, audiovisual shows and contributions from a guest city, this year Reykjavík.
    Featuring at BAM this year are performances by the bands Reykjavíkurdætur, Grísalappalísa and Samarios. There is also the piano music of Kiasmos, the young singer Glowie and several other artists including Emmsjé Gauti, JFDR and Ólöf Arnalds.
    Ciutadella Park hosts numerous events including theatre and dance shows.
    At night, fireworks fill the sky with fabulous pyrotechnic displays befitting such an important fixture on the Barcelona calendar.

    "The city pulls out all the stops to celebrate the festival dedicated to one of its patron saints. Hundreds of free activities all over the city blending tradition and the latest trends. You'll be able to see gegants and capgrossos as well as concerts by the latest big names."

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