Three wise men parade

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Each January 5, their Royal Majesties: Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar, with the help of their pages and collaborators fill with sweets, color and, above all, smiles, the streets of Barcelona. In a magical night in which they share their gifts to all people, old and small, who have behaved well during the year. The Parade of Kings is an ideal Christmas end.

The Three Wise men in Barcelona

If you’ve been good this year, the Royal Postmen and Estel page expect the letters of the youngest in Plaça Catalunya on 2, 3 and 4 January. You can also find them on board the schooner Santa Eulalia, a magnificent boat, which you can find in the Moll de la Fusta in Barcelona’s Port Vell.

For the 3 Wise Man to not forget any gift, in the 200 stalls of the Kings Fair on Gran Via you can find all kinds of gifts, from toys to crafts, not forgetting the classic jewelry and outerwear. Find it until January 6 in the Gran Via, between Muntaner and Rocafort.

A good choice to enjoy the atmosphere of excitement surrounding the Magi is going to the Kings Factory and visit the toy store where gifts are completed to be delivered the night of January 5. Go to Fabra i Coats factory, until January 4, from 18 to 21 hours.

Three Kings Parade in Barcelona

The Grand Parade of Kings is coming to Barcelona with its procession of magical creatures, colorful floats, and many, many sweets.

The Magi come to Barcelona aboard the schooner Santa Eulalia accompanied by their assistants. Disembarking at 16:30 at the Moll de la Fusta in Port Vell, where they will receive a warm welcome.

Once completed the emotional welcome to their Majesties, at 18 hours, will begin the exciting Kings Parade, on a tour of 3 hours in the main streets of Barcelona: Avenida del Marques de l’Argentera, Via Laietana, Urquinaona, Plaça Cataunya, Plaça Universitat, Ronda de Sant Antoni, Parallel, Placa Espanya and Avenida de la Reina Maria Cristina.

Every year, Barcelona is decked out to welcome their Majesties the Kings of the East. Do not miss the end of the holidays in Barcelona and enjoy them with the illusion of a child.

If you want to enjoy the Three Wise Men of Barcelona, ​​the Pere Tarres Hostel is the best Hostel in Barcelona where to stay to enjoy this magical tradition.



Youth Hostel Barcelona

Photo credit: TMB Flickr via / CC BY-NC-ND


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