All the city’s nativity scenes in one programme

There are all sorts of nativity scenes and they are in every city district, ranging from the most modern to varied materials, Playmobil figures and even one in water! Scenes made by ateneus (cultural centres), folk groups, folk sections and voluntary associations at their centres, in parish churches and in public buildings. We invite you to visit them all. It’s really worth it!

CIUTAT VELLA

Mare de Déu de la Mercè Basilica. Dates: 1 December to 12 January. Times: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 8 pm. Address: Carrer de la Mercè, 1. Organised by: Barcelona Association of Nativity Scene Builders

Santa Maria del Mar Basilica. Dates: 8 December to 7 January. Times: 9 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 8.30 pm. Address: Plaça de Santa Marie, 1.

Santa Maria del Pi Basilica Dates: 13 December to 2 February. Times: Monday to Sunday, 9.30 am to 10 am and 6 pm to 8.30 pm. Address: Plaça del Pi, 7.

Casa dels Entremesos. Humorous popular nativity scene. Dates: 28 November to 2 February Times: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm and 4pm to 7pm. Sundays and public holidays, 11 am to 2 pm. Closed Mondays. Address:La Casa dels Entremesos (Plaça de les Beates, 2) Organised by: Ciutat Vella Nativity-Scene Makers Association

Cathedral Dates: 30 November to 6 January. Times: Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 5.45 pm to 7.30 pm. Saturday festival eves, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 5.45 pm to 7.45 pm. Sundays and public holidays, 9.30 am to 1 pm and from 5.15 to 7.45 pm. Address: Cathedral Cloister (entrance on Carrer del Bisbe).

Maremagnum Shopping Centre. Nativity scene in the sea, visible from the Rambla de Mar (Portal de la Pau, n/n). Dates: 5 December to 5 January.

Sant Pere Apòstol Centre. Diorama Dates: 1 December to 2 February Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9.30 pm. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 5 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Sunday. Address: carrer de Sant Pere més Alt, 25. Organised by: Ciutat Vella Nativity-Scene Makers Association

Hotel Ciutat Barcelona. Dioramas. Dates: 2 December to 6 January. Address; Carrer de la Princesa, 35. Organised by: Ciutat Vella Nativity-Scene Makers Association

Santa Caterina Market Dates: 30 November to 11 January Times: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 7.30 am to 3.30 pm. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7.30 am to 8 pm. Saturday 8 December, 9 am to 3 pm. Closed Sunday. Address: Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 16. Organised by: Ciutat Vella Nativity-Scene Makers Association

Mare de Déu de Betlem Parish Church. Dioramas made by the Barcelona Association of Nativity Scene Builders. Dates: 22 November to 28 January Times: Monday to Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm. From Twelfth Night (6 January) only open on Sunday in January, 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm. Address: La Rambla, 107. Organised by: Barcelona Association of Nativity Scene Builders

Ciutat Vella District Headquarters. Dates: 2 December to 10 January. Times: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. Address: Ciutat Vella District Headquarters (Plaça de Bonsuccés, 1). Organised by: Ciutat Vella Nativity-Scene Makers Association

 

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Sagrat Cor de Jesús School. Dates: 2 to 20 December. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 5 pm. Address: Carrer de Ribes, 65.

La Concepció Market. Dates: 25 November to 11 January. Monday and Saturday, 8 am to 3 pm. Tuesday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm. Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 313-317. Organised by: Ciutat Vella Nativity-Scene Makers Association

Sant Ramon de Penyafort Parish Church. Dates: 8 December to 2 February. Times: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 8 pm. Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11 am to 9 pm. Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 115.

Nostra Senyora del Sagrat Cor Sanctuary. Dates: 13 December to 2 February. Times: Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 1.15 pm and from 5 pm to 8.15 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 1.15 pm and 6 pm to 8.15 pm. Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 175.

Servei Estació. Dioramas. Dates: 3 December to 7 January. Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 270 Organised by: Ciutat Vella Nativity-Scene Makers Association

 

SANTS-MONTJUÏC

Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món. Dates: permanent exhibition. Times: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm. Sundays and public holidays, 10 am to 8 pm. Price: €5 Address: Passeig de Santa Madrona, 16-22.

Dolors Parish Church. Dates: 16 December to 31 January. Times: Monday to Saturday, 5.30 pm to 9 pm. Sunday, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. Address: Carrer de Begur, 8.

 

LES CORTS

Illa Diagonal Shopping Centre. Nativity scene in motion. Dates: 1 December to 5 January. Times: Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 9 pm. Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 557. Organised by: Pessebre en moviment.

Santa Maria del Mar Parish Church. Dates: 22 December to 12 January. Times: Monday to Friday, 7 to 8.30 pm. Saturday, 6 to 7.30 pm. Sunday, 9.30 am to 1 pm. Address: Plaça de la Concòrdia, 1.

Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes. Dates: 13 December to 2 February. Times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm. Public holidays, 10 am to 2 pm. Closed Monday. Address: Baixada del Monestir, 9 Organised by: Barcelona Association of Nativity Scene Builders

 

SARRIÀ – SANT GERVASI

Sant Vicenç de Sarrià Parish Centre Dates: 8 December to 2 February. Times: Monday to Sunday, 5 pm to 22 pm. Address: Carrer del Pare Miquel de Sarrià, 8.

Sant Vicenç de Sarrià Parish Church. Dates: 8 December to 2 February. Times: Monday to Friday, 8 to 9 am. Saturday and Sunday, 5 to 9 pm. Address: Carrer del Rector Voltà, 5.

 

GRÀCIA

Festa Major de Gràcia Foundation Dates: 9 December to 2 February. Times: Monday to Thursday, 5 pm to 9 pm. Friday 10 am to 1.30 pm. Address: Carrer de l’Alzina, 9.

La Violeta de Gràcia. Playmobil nativity scene. Dates: 9 December to 2 February. Times: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 11 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 11 pm. Address: Carrer de Maspons, 6.

 

HORTA-GUINARDÓ

El Casalet. Dates: 13 December to 7 January. Times: Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, closed. Address: Carrer de Francesc Alegre, 19.

Sant Joan d’Horta Parish Church. Dates: 15 December to 8 January. Times: Monday to Saturday, 7 pm to 8.30 pm. Sunday 10.30 am to 2 pm.

Nativity Scenes in Motion by Jordi Pallí Dates: 14 to 24 December and 3 to 12 January. Organised visits for groups and families: to book call 689 174 387. Address: Rambla de Volart, 39. Organised by: Pessebre en moviment.

 

NOU BARRIS

El Casalet del Turó Cultural Association. Dates: 14 December to 2 February. 10 am to 10 pm (can be seen from the street) Address: Passeig de la Peira, 30

 

SANT ANDREU

Can Galta – Sant Andreu Municipal Centre for Popular Culture Dates: 13 December to 2 February. Times: Monday to Friday, 4 pm to 9 pm. Address: Carrer d’Arquímedes, 30.

 

SANT MARTÍ

Orfeó Martinenc Playmobil nativity scene. Dates: 23 December to 12 January. Times: Monday to Friday, 1 pm to 8 pm. Address: Avinguda Meridiana, 97.

 

Exhibitions, concerts and nativity scene route

Christmas Concert by the La Valenciana Band. Part of the ‘Popular Culture at the Ateneus’ programme. Saturday, 14 December at 6.30 pm. Price: €6. Address: Sants Teatre (Carrer d’Antoni de Capmany, 72-76).

Christmas Concert by the Cobla Sant Jordi – Ciutat de Barcelona. Part of the ‘Popular Culture at the Ateneus’ programme. Monday 23 December at 8 pm. Price: €6. Address: Casino L’Aliança del Poblenou (Rambla del Poblenou, 42).

Nativity scene dioramas. Created by students at the Barcelona School-Workshop of Nativity-Scene Makers and the Catalan Federation of Nativity-Scene Makers. Exhibitions ‘Three Kings of the Orient Nativity Scene Figures’ and ‘Three Kings Parade 1900…’. Dates: 28 November to 2 February Times: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7pm. Sunday and public holidays, 11 am to 2 pm. Closed Mondays. Address:La Casa dels Entremesos (Plaça de les Beates, 2)

Exhibition ‘Welcome Wise Men… who are you?’ Dates: 9 December to 10 January. Times: Monday to Thursday, 5 pm to 9 pm. Friday 10 am to 1.30 pm. Address: Espai Albert Musons (Carrer de l’Alzina, 9)

Exhibition ‘Posters of the Torre del Suro Living Nativity Scene’. From 9 December to 7 January. Times: Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 9.30 pm. Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm. Closed Sunday. Address: Casal de barri del Mas Guinardó (Plaça de Salvador Riera, 2).

Exhibition ‘Selection of Musical Shepherd Figures’. From the private collection of Romà Escalas i Llimona. Dates: 10 December to 2 February. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm. Price: €6 / Reduced: €4.50 Address: Museu de la Música (Carrer de Lepant 150)

Social exhibition by the Barcelona Association of Nativity Scene Builders. Dates: 30 November to 6 January. Times: Monday to Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. Open to midnight on Nativity Scene Night, 28 December. Address: Palau Mercader (Carrer de Lledó, 11). Organised by: Barcelona Association of Nativity Scene Builders

Nativity scene route.

Visits to various city-centre nativity scenes with an explanation of what the folklorist Joan Amades had to say about nativity scenes. You need to book beforehand using the form you will find at http://www.bcn.cat/cultura/ruta/

Dates: December 27 and 28. Times: 11 am and 11.30 am.
Organised by: Joan Amades Cultural Association.