There are many wishes and hopes surrounding the New Year. Therefore, spending January 2023 in Barcelona is synonymous with a magical month full of positive expectations.
In this first month of the year there is a varied cultural program: dance, classical and pop music concerts, plays, markets, exhibitions, among other activities.
There is a wide variety of cultural proposals to do in Barcelona in the middle of winter.
However, during the first days of January there are some events that deserve special attention and are part of the culture and traditions of the city.
Plans in Barcelona for the first days of January 2023
The Epiphany Fair and the sales
From January 1 to 5 in Barcelona, the festivities continue. It is not like in other countries where they celebrate Christmas and end the holidays. But in the Catalan capital you can still visit the Feria de Reyes during the first week of January. During these days you can start the tour along the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes at the height of Muntaner street until you reach the Plaza de España. Then you can go up to have a drink at the top of the Las Arenas shopping center and from there enjoy the best views from the viewpoint of Montjuïc.
In Spain, the holidays are extended until January 6 due to the celebration of the parade on January 5 and on Three Kings Day itself, January 6.
And something very nice if you do not like the crowds of summer, is that at this time there are few visitors, because in January is when fewer tourists visit the city, although the cold of this time is not the best ally to enjoy the most of Barcelona.
Another aspect to keep in mind is that during this time of the year there are fewer daylight hours and it gets dark earlier. In this case, it is best to make the most of daylight.
Barcelona’s sensational sales
Another of the wonders of these first days in Barcelona are the famous winter sales where you can find at a good price something that you could not buy at Christmas.
They start on January 7 and can be extended, depending on the type of business, even for a couple of months more. So, the best thing to do is to make the most of the sales and shop. The discounts you can find vary according to the season and the type of trade. However, there are offers of around 30% or even 50%.
As the weeks of January progress, discounts may increase, but what you will find is less availability of sizes and products.
The best thing to do is to take advantage of the sales from the beginning so you can buy what you really want and need.