With beautiful old buildings, narrow streets and numerous plazas, Barcelona is a wonderful backdrop for Christmas light displays.
In general, when searching for Christmas lights it is best to head to the major shopping areas. However, sometimes it is also worth venturing further afield to find other interesting and creative Christmas light displays.
|Christmas lights on the main entrance wall to El Corte Inglés in Placa Catalunya|
If you head to Plaza de Catalunya and the surrounding areas you will see some of Barcelona's most impressive light displays. The Corte Inglés Department Store in the square is well-known for making an effort with its decorations on the store.
|Giant Christmas tree outside Corte Ingles on Avenida Portal de l'Angel|
Running down the side of the Corte Inglés is the Ronda de Sant Pere. It is a smaller street than some of the others mentioned in this article, however, its lights are impressive.
|Ronda de Sant Pere||Hotel Majestic|
Large hotels such as Hotel Majestic on Passeig de Gràcia also provide some classy light displays.
Portal de l'Angel, just off Plaza de Catalunya, is one of Barcelona's most well-known shopping streets. Its light displays make for a cosy Christmas evening.
|Portal de l'Angel Christmas Lights|
|La Rambla Christmas illuminations|
La Rambla has lights running all of the way down it. Each year the theme of the lights will vary, so you can have fun guessing what it might be this year.
Around the Mercat de Sant Antoni there are some impressive lights, some of which include the coat of arms of Cataluña.
In recent years Barcelona City Council have made an increasing effort to use lights that do not waste too much energy. They often use small L.E.D lights and store up solar energy in the day to power themselves at night.
Main Christmas Lights in Barcelona city centre
Metro: Liceu or Drassanes (Green Line, L3).
Portal de l'Angel
Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) / ( Red Line, L1).
Mercat de Sant Antoni
Metro: Urquinaona (Yellow Line, L4) / (Red Line, L1).
La Plaza España
Metro: Espanya (Green Line, L3) / (Red Line, L1).
Paseo Lluís Companys (Parc de le Ciutadella)
Metro: Arc de Triomf (Red Line, L1).
Avenida Pau Casals (Plaça Francesc Maciá)
Metro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) / (Blue Line, L5).
Paseo Fabra I Puig (Avenida Meridiana)
Metro: Virrei Amat (Blue Line, L5).
Outside Santa Caterina Market
Metro: Urquinaona (Yellow Line, L4) / ( Red Line, L1).
|Multi coloured fountain on Passeig de Gracia|
Christmas Markets Guided Tour
Experience the famous Christmas markets in Barcelona and see the wonderful Christmas lights with this professionally guided walking tour.
This page gave you just a taste of the main Christmas lights in Barcelona city centre however there are many more smaller displays showing which you will find on a stroll around the city.
Each year we will provide details of what will be happening in Barcelona in the run up to Christmas and New Year.