The week before Christmas on our social programme in Barcelona

Feliz Navidad from Legoland! | Builders, Toni and Bel; Photo, Tom Walton

Come with us on our social programme this week and see some of the things that make Christmas in Barcelona different!

  • Tuesday 18th | One of our Christmas traditions in Barcelona is to buy (or make!) figures to create a Nativity scene at the Santa Llúcia Christmas fair, which has been held for the last 225 plus years [website]). Come along with us this afternoon to see (16.00).
  • Wednesday 19th | A pessebre vivent, a live Nativity scene, is a traditional here in Catalonia and we're going to see one this afternoon at the Torre del Suro which has been staged for the last 25 years by young people with special needs. Note that we meet at 17.00 today.
  • Thursday 20th | One you just must see: the best known Gaudí building in Barcelona, the still unfinished Sagrada Familia, though it's supposed to be finished in 2026 (see this video if you can't wait that long!). At this time of year, on the block outside, there's a traditional Christmas fair that we'll show you around. If you want to go inside, note that it costs a minimum €15 (and book online if you want to do that) but is definitely not something to be missed (16.00). See also some of the cool pictures to be found on the official Sagrada Familia Instagram feed.
  • Friday 21st | Join us on the terrace and in the bar after class today for our very popular Friday Club language exchange (19.00-21.00).

Join us in Spanish Reception (C floor), unless otherwise stated, at the times given above.

Also this week | In the Spanish League, in the last game before the Christmas break, it's Barça vs Celta (Saturday, kick-off 18.30).

See also The BBC explains Catalonia's beloved scatological Christmas custom, which you might want to read if all those figures (ahem) pooing at the Christmas fairs puzzle you somewhat 😉 !

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