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Christmas Nativities in BarcelonaChristmas Time, Popular festivals
11/2018 - 02/02/2019

Beside the decorated tree, Catalan houses also display a Nativity Scene at Christmas; the representation with figures to recreate the birth of Jesus. Streets, squares, churches and entities of the city each prepare their own Nativity Scene, some with real people acting as figures. The most famous one is in the Plaça Sant Jaume, but there are many others such as the Iglesia de Belen, the Pia Almoina, Associació de Pessebristes de Barcelona, Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, or Poble Espanyol. There are also scenes that underline a particular feature, such as the Nativity Scene of the Casa dels Entremesos, which has a touch of humour with the giant figures of Ciutat Vella.

Undoubtedly a tradition that deserves exploring this Christmas.


Nativity in the Plaça de Sant Jaume
From 23rd November to 6th January, from 10am to midnight.
Pessebre a càrrec de Sebastià Brossa.

Parròquia de Nostra Senyora de Betlem
Xuclà, 2
From 24th November to 6th January, daily from 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm.
From 7th January to 27 de January, Sundays from 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm.

People's Nativity in La Casa dels Entremesos
Plaça Beates, 2
Until the 4th February, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm. Sundays and public holiday, from 11am to 2pm.

Traditional Nativity in Museu Frederic Marés
Plaça de Sant Iu, 5-6
From 23rd November to 2nd February, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Sunday from 10am to 8pm.

Christmas Nativity in Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes
Museu Monestir de Pedralbes. Baixada del Monestir, 9
From 14th December to 2nd February, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm.

Living Nativity in Poble Espanyol
Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13
8th and 9th December from 10am to 8pm.

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