After the Christmas celebration, most of the people don’t think of a trip to a European city maybe because of the too cold weather, their budget is not enough for extra holiday expenses, but Barcelona is the ideal destination to visit in January 2020 because offers a little window of respite from mass tourism, which makes it a better month and lets you enjoy a great trip to the Catalan capital. It is the perfect month for those who love culture and visiting new places but also hate crowds, and also the accommodation is cheaper. There are many things to do and enjoy at this trip, here you will find some recommendations.
Three Kings Parade
This parade happens every year on the night before Epiphany. In Spain, the Three Kings or Three Wise Men are bringing presents to the kids that make the January 5th the most exciting night of the year for them. Called the Cavalcada de Reis, a huge parade is organized around the streets. Some of the floats are spectacular, the most important are those who carry the kings themselves. They sail on the waves and their resplendent ship is greeted by the city mayor who gives them the keys to the city for the evening to unlock the houses and leave the presents for the children. The ship starts to sail around 4 pm at Port Vell and sets off from the Ciutadella Park usually around 6 pm and finishes with colorful parade floats from where the Three Kings throw sweets to the crowds of very excited children. This is the day when people traditionally get the presents for Catalans and is not on Christmas.
Chinese New Year celebration
In Barcelona, there is a big enough community of Chinese with 19,000 members to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. That special and unique day is on January 25th. Maybe Catalonia and Barcelona are famous for its dragons but imagine the Chinese, the area around the Arc De Triomf are all the activities that take place. The Dragons street parade last year was at 11:30 am and some events and shows until 8 pm that evening.
Ride on the Bus Touristic
If you get tired easily and you are not a big fan of walking but you want to see the sights of the city then the solution is here, give your feet a rest and catch a ride on Barcelona´s Tourist Bus. There are three different routes from which you can see a completely different side of the city. Also, the ticket enables you to make as many stops as you like and take great photos from cultural icons like La Sagrada Familia, and Casa Batllo and also sporting treasures like Camp Nou and the Olympic Stadium.
A great activity that everybody can enjoy is to make a visit to the city´s aquarium houses where you can find 450 different species of animals on the one side beautiful small horses and on the other giant menacing sharks. The Spectacular Oceanarium which is Barcelona´s largest aquarium and unique in Europe would be a great choice to experience its collection of Mediterranean aquatic life. There are also lots of activities to do and interactive places for children.
Weather in January
Winters in Barcelona are generally mild. It barely rains at this time of the year, there are many sunny days as the month averages just 5 rainy days and also the temperature is very good, in January averages 16 ºC during the day and goes down to 10ºC during the nighttime. So with this weather, it will good for you to take walks all around the city without freezing.
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