Taste christmas in Barcelona

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Taste christmas in Barcelona

Get ready to jingle your taste buds and savour the festive spirit – Taste Christmas in Barcelona, where every bite is a delicious adventure! From vibrant markets to Catalan delicacies, join us, as we unwrap the magic of the Christmas holidays, and savour moments and create memories in our Aspasios Apartments as your home away from home.

Escudella i carn d’olla: the star dish of Christmas Eve dinner

Escudella i Carn d’Olla is a culinary celebration that fuses soup and meat. The “escudella” includes chickpeas, rice and noodles, while the “carn d’olla” encompasses various meats. This robust mixture is served on Christmas Eve and symbolizes generosity and family togetherness at the holiday table.

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Canelons de Nadal: a delicious tradition after Christmas Eve

After Christmas Eve dinner, Catalans enjoy “canelons de Nadal”. These minced meat-filled cannelloni make use of leftover “carn d’olla”, giving them a festive and sustainable twist. This unique tradition reflects culinary creativity and the importance of not wasting anything during the holiday season.

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Nougats and neules: Irresistible Christmas Sweets

Nougats, with their mixture of almonds and honey, are the quintessential Christmas delight. From the classic Jijona nougat to more modern options, these sweets accompany the festive table with their unmistakable flavour. Neules, thin cookies traditionally served with nougat, add a crunchy texture to the holiday dining experience.

New Year’s Eve seafood: delicacies from the sea

In Barcelona, New Year’s Eve is bid farewell with a spectacular seafood feast. Shrimp, prawns, oysters and other marine delicacies adorn the table, creating a banquet worthy of saying goodbye to the year. This tradition reflects Barcelona’s connection to the sea and the celebration of abundance at the turn of the year.

Cava and toast: celebrating with elegance

Cava, a Catalan sparkling wine, is the star drink during Christmas celebrations. From local wineries to festive tables, cava flows abundantly, accompanying every toast with elegance. Its freshness and versatility make it the perfect companion to celebrate the festive season in Barcelona.

Local wines: perfect pairings for festive meals

Explore Barcelona’s local wineries and discover local wines that exquisitely complement the flavours of traditional holiday dishes. From robust reds to fresh whites, the diversity of regional wines offers options for every palate and adds a refined touch to celebrations.

Christmas markets: where tradition meets gastronomy

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Barcelona’s Christmas markets. Stalls brimming with local produce and gastronomic delights offer a unique experience, from artisanal cured meats to local cheeses, creating the perfect opportunity to take home authentic seasonal flavours. If you want to know which are the most popular markets in the city, don’t miss our article about Christmas markets in Barcelona.

Roscón de Reyes: the sweet final touch

The Roscón de Reyes becomes the final jewel of Christmas celebrations in Barcelona. This spongy dough, decorated with candied fruit and sugar, hides surprises inside. Shared on January 6 during the celebration of the Three Wise Men, the Roscón represents the sweet culmination of the festivities and the illusion of finding surprises at the beginning of the new year.

Barcelona at Christmas is not just a destination; it’s a celebration, and we invite you to make it your own and don’t forget to taste Christmas in Barcelona. Your home away from home awaits, ready to host the warmth of the holidays and the joy of creating lasting memories in the heart of this captivating city.


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