Barcelona once again welcomes the Three Wise Men from the east, bearing gifts for all the good children and celebrating their special day with a procession through the city streets.
As usual, the three kings will arrive by boat at Moll de la Fusta at 4.30pm. From there, they'll head to Parc de la Ciutadella from where the main parade will begin at around 6pm. The parade lasts around three hours and will finish at the junction of Avinguda Rius i Taulet and Avinguda Maria Cristina next to the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc.
Apart from the kings themselves, the procession, which is almost a kilometre long, includes the star of Bethlehem, the Royal Post, which collects children’s letters for the kings, as well as dummies from babies who are ready to give them up. The end of the parade is taken up by a carriage of coal, which is given to those children who have been naughty during the past 12 months. Sweets are thrown out to everyone in the crowds who are eagerly watching as the procession goes by.