Hop on board the Barcelona Christmas Tour and make the city feel like a giant Christmas market, Source: Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona

Barcelona offers a bus tour of its Christmas lights installations

Barcelona offers a bus tour of its Christmas lights installations

It runs from 25 November until 30 December, or in other words during the season to be jolly

The Barcelona Christmas Tour is back in the Catalan capital in order to give residents and guests the opportunity to get into the holiday spirit. With it, passengers can get to reimagine the city as a giant Christmas market.

The tour is offered twice per evening on a double-decker bus, during the period of 25 November – 30 December. A unique 90-minute guided experience during which you can enjoy the Christmas lights and decorations on the city streets making sure that you will miss none of them.

The route runs through the main streets, avenues and most emblematic buildings of the city specially decorated and illuminated for the holidays, such as Passeig de Gràcia, the Cathedral, or Plaça Catalunya, among others.

Holiday spirit on board and off board

However, the tour itself will be packed with plenty of seasonal atmospheres.

Apart from revealing the lights and decorations that spruce up every corner of the city, the Barcelona Christmas Tour promises its passengers entertainment and fun educational facts on board the bus as well.

The visitors will hear the stories behind some of the most treasured Christmas traditions, such as the fact that the galets pasta shells that are such a feature of the Catalan Christmas lunch are a relatively modern Barcelonan invention, first created in the Born district. Likewise, they will discover the origin of the Christmas lottery and L’Home dels Nassos (the Man with the Noses), among other curiosities. 

And the visual aspect of the lighting installations can be nicely complemented by the special TMB Spotify list of Christmas songs.

The tour is offered in three languages: Catalan, Spanish and English. It starts at 6 pm and 8 pm at Plaça de Catalunya, which is also where it ends. The price for adults (over 13) is 15 euros, for kids (4-12), it’s 10 euros, and those under 4 ride for free.

It is mandatory to wear a mask on the board, as part of COVID precautionary measures.



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