This year will mark the 230th edition of the Fira de Santa Llúcia, Barcelona’s biggest and oldest Christmas market. Surrounded by sparkling lights in the heart of the Gothic quarter, colourful stands are grouped by different crafts. Look out for the handmade wooden pessebres.
2. Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família
The Fira de Nadal was originally created in 1962 to cope with overcrowding of the Santa Llúcia market. However, over the years this bustling market outside the Sagrada Família has earned its own reputation for selling handmade Christmas gifts and traditional Catalan delicacies.
Immerse yourself in local traditions and the intoxicating scent of freshly-made churros at the Fira de Reis. With 168 stalls, this is the place to pick up presents and stocking fillers for the kids.
In the shadows of the church of Santa Maria del Pi, you’ll find Barcelona’s most popular Christmas food market, featuring cheeses, wines, honey, cakes and other locally-sourced delicacies.
5. Mercat Gòtic (Fira de Brocanters)
The Mercat Gòtic runs all year round, but enjoys a festive touch at this time of the year. Just off Plaça Catalunya this eclectic mix of antiques, jewellery and unusual collectables is a great place for unique gifts or just to have some fun browsing.