Unlike last year, in which due to the situation of the pandemic a static parade was held in the Parc del Fòrum, this year there will be a parade through the streets of Barcelona, although the arrival of the Three Kings will be different.
His Majesties the Three Wise Men will arrive at the Port of Barcelona at 4:00 p.m., but the public will not be allowed. The Kings will be received by the authorities after an act that will take place at 3:35 p.m. The reception ceremony can be followed live from 3:35 p.m. on the Barcelona Cultura website and its social networks, and on various television channels (TVE, TV3 and Betevé).
Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar will be accompanied this year by their usual entourage, although there will be new costumes and characters (such as the giant Olmut, a 7-meter postman), and the number of parade participants will be reduced. One of the most characteristic elements of the Parade, the throwing of sweets, will not be possible for the reasons that we all know.
Route and schedule of the Cavalcade of the Magi in Barcelona in 2022
After arriving by boat, the Kings will prepare to start the 5 km city tour starting at 6:15 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 7:45 p.m., on Sepulveda Street with Urgell at 8:20 p.m. and at 8:50 p.m. on Plaza Espanya.
All passing hours
- 6:15 p.m. Av. Marquès de l'Argentera
- 6:35 p.m. Plaça d’Antonio López
- 7:05 p.m. Plaça d’Antoni Maura
- 7:33 p.m. Plaça d'Urquinaona
- 7:45 p.m. Plaça Catalunya - Fontanella
- 7:40 p.m. Plaça Universitat / Round of Sant Antoni
- 8:20 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