Pictures Three Kings cavalcade procession Barcelona

Pictures Barcelona Three Kings cavalcade parade Barcelona


Three Kings Barcelona


 Map and schedule 2016 Cavalcada de Reis Mags Barcelona

¡Felices Reyes! The Three Kings’ cavalcade procession on 5th January is the biggest Christmas procession in Spain and Barcelona. In Spanish it is called "La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos” and in Catalan "la Cavalcada de Reis Mags d'Orient." These famous and beloved Three Kings of the Orient are called Balthasar, Gaspar and Melchior - in Catalan they are called Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar . The saying goes that that after the Kings gave gifts to the infant Jesus, they handed out gifts to children during their return journey. So in Spain children write to the Three Kings, who bring them presents on 6th January which is Epiphany day. The Kings' Day Parade is the biggest parade of the year and the day after is a public holiday in Spain and is the biggest gift giving day of the year in Barcelona and Spain.



Here are some pictures from previous year Cavalcada de Reis Mags parade

Guide to 2018 Three Kings Parade Barcelona

Around half a million people line the route of Three Kings's parade in Barcelona


Cabalgata de Reyes Barcelona

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos

"Els llancers de la Guàrdia Reial" The Royal Guard Lancers open the Three Kings Parade

Els llancers de la Guàrdia Reial

Els llancers de la Guàrdia Reial
Cabalgata de reyes - Patge Estel

Cabalgata de reyes Patge Estel

La Nau Estel - the star ship

La Nau Estel

Dancers on the Nau Estel float

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos

Flor de Tarongina -  Rei Melcior's favourite flower

Flor de Tarongina -  Rei Melcior's favourite flower

King Melchior - Rei Melcior

Three Kings - Rei Melcior

King Melchior's float  - La carrossa del Rei Melcior

La carrossa del Rei Melcior

Ingenious catapults in the Barcelona Kings' parade to make sure everyone got sweets

Kings Parade Barcelona - candy catapult

Toy factory float - carrossa de joguines

Toy factory float - carrossa de joguines


La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos

Many of the dansers are students from 29 different arts schools in Barcelona

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos - Three Kings procession


La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos - Three Kings procession

And more toys

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos - presents for the children

El Rei Baltasar

El Rei Baltasar - Three Kings Parade

King Balthazar's float  - La carrossa del Rei Baltasar

King Balthazar's float  - La carrossa del Rei Baltasar

Twiga is a 7m tall giraffe in King Balthazar's retinue

Kings Parade - Twiga the giraffe

Kings Parade - Twiga the giraffe

One of the three fantastic camels in King Balthazar's retinue

La Cabalgata de Reyes Camels

La Cabalgata de Reyes Camels

La Cabalgata de Reyes Camels

La Cabalgata de Reyes dolls

La Cabalgata de Reyes


La Cabalgata de Reyes

La Cabalgata de Reyes regals toys

Popular Magician Mag Lari reminds children to go to bed early

La Cabalgata de Reyes Mag Lari

The clock reminding the children of the time

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos clock - Gran Rellotge

Comparsa d’Anar a Dormir - Time for bed float

Kings Parade - Comparsa d’Anar a Dormir

The red haired King Caspar - El Rei Gaspar

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos - El Rei Gaspar

King Caspars float - la carrossa del Rei Gaspar

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos - El Rei Gaspar


La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos

 Royal postmen - carters reials - collect the children's letters

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos - carters reials

Royal Post Office - Correu Reial - to collect and sort letters to the Kings

Royal Post Office - Correu Reial


Royal Post Office - Correu Reial

The Kings Parade has around costumed dancers and most of them are volunteers


La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos


La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos

Portadors de carbó - coal workers with sacks of coal for the naughty children and adults

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos - Portadors de carbó

La carrossa del carbó - the coal mine float 

La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos - la carrossa del carbó

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:58
 
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