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Date And Route For 3 Kings Parade Always The Same?

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Q: Can you tell me if the date of the 3 king's parade in Barcelona is always the same? Can you give any information on the route?

3 Kings Parade in Barcelona
3 Kings Parade in Barcelona

A: The 3 Kings Parade or "Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos" in Spanish and "Cavalcada del Reis Mags" in Catalan, is held in the evening of the 5th of January every year. This may seem a little confusing, as the official bank holiday is on the 6th of January. The 5th is a more or less normal working day, depending on the shops.

One of the many colourful performances at the 3 Kings Parade running through the streets of Barcelona
One of the many colourful performances at the 3 Kings Parade running through the streets of Barcelona

The route for the three kings runs near to the port (the Kings arrive by the sea) However the exact route may change each year. It usually goes up Via Laietana to then end near Montjuïc. This itinerary is subject to change and needs to be checked at the official town council page every year. The route also depends on road works or other factors that may change the usual route.

For further information about the usual celebrations during the Christmas period, see the following page:

Barcelona Christmas time celebrations and habits

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