Just like the rest of the great European capital cities, Barcelona brings out its finest during the month of December with the aim of celebrating Christmas in style. In order for you to take advantage of the holidays with your partner, family or even on your own, here we are going to talk about the most interesting things you can do in Barcelona during the last month of the year.
1. Explore the Christmas markets
Christmas markets are a must to visit during the month of December. After all, this is a unique opportunity to buy everything you need for your Christmas tree and to decorate your home for the holidays. In particular, the most interesting markets are the Fira de Santa Llúcia, Feria de Reyes in Gran Vía and, of course, Plaza de la Sagrada Familia. These markets will remain open every day from 1st of Dec to 23rd.
2. Spend a day at the Medieval Market of Vic
This is not a Christmas market, however, it is another enclave that you can only get to know in December - and it makes a very worthwhile visit indeed. This market takes place between 6th and 8th of December in the Barcelona town of Vic, which has a medieval image. When you walk through the market, you will have the opportunity to sample countless gastronomic delights and buy all kinds of handcrafts from sellers dressed in the 13th and 14th century costumes.
3. Ice skate in Barcelona
Few things are more typical of December and, in general, winter, than ice skating. Barcelona offers a wide variety of options for both children and adults who wish to practice this fun activity. In fact, just walk through the historic centre of Barcelona, where you will find more than one ice rink. In any case, if you want to go ice skating in a huge and spectacular place, you will love the shopping centre, La Farga L'Hospitalet de Llobregat.
4. Eat grapes together at the Fuente Mágica de Montjuïc
We could not finish this review about the most interesting activities to do in Barcelona during December without including the most magical place in the city. The Fuente Mágica de Montjuïc, where an impressive light and music show takes place at the end of the year, is a must to visit. Listening to the 12 chimes is definitely a unique experience at this enchanting place.