5 original Christmas markets
If you like products made using patchwork and scrap techniques, don't miss the market installed this weekend on La Fragata Beach in Sitges. It's the Sitges Christmas Festival, a pioneering fair in Spain where you can find all sorts of Christmas-themed products, ranging from the most minimalist style to the fanciest country look.
You've still got time to visit the Can Alemany Christmas Market, where you can enjoy an authentic Christmas atmosphere in a 16th century Catalan farmhouse. In this magical setting you'll find all sorts of original artisanal products, such as hand-painted mugs, floral ornaments, knitted garlands, blankets, cushions, needle-felted dolls, children's clothes... and you can sip on some mulled wine as you explore them! See you in Santa Margarida de Montbui!
Are you a fan of vintage items? Well, make sure you don't miss the Mercantic Vintage Fest! The narrow lanes adjacent to the furnaces of the old ceramics factory are shut off to traffic and stalls are set up selling books, records, vintage clothing, collectibles, curiosities and all sorts of surprising objects from different periods. What's more, many of the stallholders have worked hard together to imbue the festival with the magic of Christmas, so a great atmosphere is guaranteed.
The Christmas Book Market, one of the most important literary events in Catalonia, returns December. On this occasion, over 100 authors will be presenting their books, and you can get your copies signed and dedicated if you wish.
The Festivalet is an independent design and crafts fair held every Christmas in Barcelona. All the products sold there are handmade or manufactured in small batches, so if you're looking for an original and limited-edition gift, make your way to the Maritime Museum. You can purchase directly from the creators and support a commercial circuit that's one of a kind, just like you! Are you up for it?