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Treat yourself to a trip outside the city and venture to these regional town holiday markets to find gifts for everyone on your list. more

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Caga Tió

Photo by Joan C. G.

Two reasons why Christmas in Catalunya is the sh*t more

History

As the Bing Crosby classic song goes, “It’s Christmas time in the city ...” but he probably wasn’t talking about the Catalan capital. Here’s a handful of local traditions that you’ll encounter this time of year (“Nadal”) in Barcelona. more

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Tortell de Reis (Kings' Cake)

Photo by Rebecca T Caro.

Commonly believed to have originated in Old World France and Spain, the "tortell de Reis" (kings’ cake) is a much-loved holiday tradition in Catalunya and beyond. more

Recipes

Help the homeless this festive season with a simple donation. more

Community

Prepare for the Christmas season with some traditional festive activities. more

IN THE CITY

Give the crowded high streets a wide berth and fill your bags with locally-produced goodies this December. more

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The most festive season is here, so get into the spirit by taking a wander through some of Barcelona’s best Christmas markets. more

Things To Do

Fill your stockings with some unique, local gifts this year. more

Things To Do

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate than in typical Catalan fashion. more

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Five of our favourite things to do in December in Barcelona. more

Things To Do

Tuck your Christmas list in your pocket and head to Girona, with its seasonal market, historic centre and range of independent shops. more

TRAVEL

The autumn months see Catalans doing some serious eating more

EATING AND DRINKING

Get your facts straight about these peculiar Catalan Christmas characters. more

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Traditional caganer

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Holiday season in Catalunya

Johanna Bailey celebrates the festive season and discusses some of the controversies around local traditions more

Dec 19, 2011 2:00 PM Family matters

Skate with black butter

Photo by Tara Stevens

EAT: Christmas Shopping Favourites

Tara Stevens has a few dining ideas for those of you braving the seasonal shopping crowds more

Dec 14, 2011 2:00 PM Food and drink blog 4 Comments

Gone shopping

Johanna Bailey has some suggestions on where to head for the all-important Christmas presents for your children more

Dec 5, 2011 12:00 PM Family matters

Pessebre Vivent - a 'living' nativity scene

Associació Pessebre Vivent Castell d'Aro

'Live' nativity scenes at Maremagnum this December

If you've always wanted to see one of Catalunya's traditional pessebres vivents, but never made it out of Barcelona to see it, this year you only have to head down to Maremagnum to get an idea of what they're all about more

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 AM MET INSIDER KNOWLEDGE

Max Bentley looks at how you can enjoy an eco-friendly Christmas in Barcelona more

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