Like in many cities in Spain, the culmination of the Christmas festivities in Barcelona is the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, the procession of the three kings. January 5th is a day set aside well ahead of time. And that same night, after the procession, the three kings will come to each home laden with gifts. At our boutique hotel in Barcelona centre we encourage you not to miss this event, as exciting for adults as it is for kids.
In 2020, January 5th falls on a Sunday, so children are in luck: they won’t have to go to school on Monday. It’s a day full of excitement, as the Christmas season is just about to come to an end.
The Route of the Cabalgata de Reyes Magos in Barcelona 2020
After a long journey from the East, the three kings are expected to arrive as usual at 16:30 at Port Vell. The Barcelona port will be packed. No one wants to miss seeing Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltasar arrive on their boat. They will be received, as is their due, by the mayor of the city, surrounded by much anticipation for what is about to happen.