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christmas in barcelona--what's open?

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christmas in barcelona--what's open?

Pigi | Oct 16, 2007 01:05 PM

Hello there chowhounds,

I'm glad I found this board, and have started reading through the posts to find out the places I must not miss when eating and food-shopping in Barcelona. We have rented a little studio in the Eixample district and plan on cooking in and eating out about 50/50.

I'm worried about something though. We are arriving late in the day on Dec 24 and staying 'til Dec 30. We don't know a soul in the city, so we're going to be fending for ourselves on a few days of holidays and I'm wondering what will be open?

Are there any grocery stores/food markets that stay open late or are open on holidays? Do they close early Xmas eve?

What about bakeries, cafés, etc?

And does anyone have a suggestion for where to eat on Christmas day? Is anything quaint and cozy open or will be have to stick to major hotel restaurants?

Sorry for the kazillion questions. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Pigi (from Ottawa, Canada)

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