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Communal nativity-scene route through Ciutat Vella

Christmas is around the corner and nativity scenes are descending on Barcelona: they can be found in public spaces, shop windows and a whole host of households. Here is a selection of some of the most notable ones you will find in the Ciutat Vella...

Day of Catalan Christmas traditions and customs

The Carassa de Nadal [Christmas Big Face] and Esbart Català de Dansaires dance group will be the big stars at the Santa Llúcia Fair on Friday afternoon, 12 December, on a day of Christmas traditions and costumes.

The mystery of the first photograph of Barcelona

History. It will be its 175 anniversary in November, but it is still missing. However, the camera which captured this first image from a terrace of Pla de Palau has been preserved..