The Magic Kings Parade


The next Three Kings Parade was to be held in 2021, but it will not be possible due to the current situation. However, the Three Kings have organized an alternative activity that will last several days and will be held in the Parc del Fòrum.

What will take place is the act prior to the Parade, that is, the arrival of the Kings. The reception will not be public and can only be followed on television (RTVE Catalunya, TV3 and betevé). The Three Wise Men will be received in private by the Mayor of Barcelona, who will give them bread and salt as a welcome sign, and all the keys to the city so that the Three Kings can enter all the houses and leave their gifts.

The magic of the Orient at the Forum


Description of the last Three Kings Parade (January 2020)

As is traditional, His Majesties the Magi will arrive at 4:00 p.m. at the Moll de la Fusta aboard of the Santa Eulàlia Pailebote. Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar will be accompanied by all their entourage of fantastic creatures and royal mailmen, who will still collect the letters with the wishes of the little ones for the most magical night of the year. Once the Kings have landed, the ceremony to receive the Kings will be held in which the Mayor of Barcelona will give them the key to the city so that, on the night of January 5, they can enter all the homes of Barcelona to leave the presents.

Route and schedule of the Cavalcade of the Magi in Barcelona in 2020

After arriving by boat, the Kings will prepare to start the city tour starting at 6:00 p.m. on Avinguda Marquès de l'Argentera. It will last approximately until 9:10 p.m. The Kings and their entourage will pass by Pla de Palau, Paseseig d'Isabel II, Via Laietana, Plaça Urquinaona, Fontanella, Plaça Catalunya, Pelai, Plaça Universitat, Ronda Sant Antoni, Sepúlveda, Avinguda Parallel, Plaça Espanya, Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina and Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guardia (Magic Fountain of Montjuïc).

As hourly references, they will pass around Plaza Catalunya at 7:20 p.m., on Sepulveda Street with Urgell at 8:05 p.m. and at 8:50 p.m. on Plaza Espanya.

All passing hours

  • 6:00 p.m. Av. Marquès de l'Argentera
  • 6:20 p.m. Plaça d’Antonio López
  • 6:40 p.m. Plaça d’Antoni Maura
  • 7:10 p.m. Plaça d'Urquinaona
  • 7:20 p.m. Plaça Catalunya - Fontanella
  • 7:40 p.m. Plaça Universitat / Round of Sant Antoni
  • 8:05 p.m. Sepúlveda / Urgell
  • 8:50 p.m. Plaça Espanya / Av. Maria Cristina
  • 9:10 p.m. Av. Maria Cristina / Av. De Rius i Taulet

Three Kings Parade route in Barcelona

Tons of candies

In 2020 Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar will be accompanied throughout the Cavalcade by a delegation of very curious characters such as the inventor of toys, the gift wrapper or the tree planter. Of course you can also see all the typical characters of this parade. The royal floats will be full of toys ... except one, which will carry the coal (In the Spanish tradition, children who have not behaved well instead of toys receive charcoal. This only in theory, because it almost never happens although coal is always present, but it's sweet!). Of course, there will also be the floats that carry sweets and candy throwers, great job !, that will launch thousands to all the children to farewall Christmas sweetly.