Christmas food traditions Barcelona

Christmas food Barcelona

What do they eat at Christmas in Barcelona Spain? A typical Christmas dish is “Escudella i carn d'olla.”

This is a tasty bowl (escudella means bowl) of pasta shells "galets" in a meat and vegetable stew or soup.

Another typical Catalan Christmas dish is the delicious "carn d'olla"  which is a meat dish of stuffed capon or turkey.

A typical Christmas dessert in Spain and Barceona is “Turrón,” which is on sale at Christmas markets and supermarkets everywhere in Barcelona.

Traditional turrón is nougat made with almonds, hazelnuts and honey. Turrón now comes is many delicious varieties. 

Christmas bread in Catalonia is called “El Pa de Nadal” and sold all over Barcelona.

Not all restaurants are open in Barcelona at Christmas. Generally the bigger chain restaurants and the hotel restaurants open during Christmas, but to avoid disapointment we recommend contacting restaurants to check their Christmas opening times and to make a reservation.

Recipe for escudella i carn d'olla by Clifford A. Wright
Catalan restaurants Barcelona
What to do at Christmas in Barcelona

Most shops are closed both on both 25th and 26th December in Barcelona.  For grocery shopping the "SuperCor" convenience stores have a good selection of basic food items and are open on 26th December. Many small local convenience shops will be open too.

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Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2018 13:30

Tuesday, 26 September 2023