The Three Kings Day is one of the most celebrated holidays in Barcelona and the whole of Spain. Día de Los Reyes Magos as it is called in Spanish starts off with a parade on the 6th of January to welcome the three wise kings, this parade sets off through the city of Barcelona with, floats, groups of artists, dancers and groups of members of any association that wishes to partake such as postman. the “Twelfth Night procession and in the Spanish language it is called “La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos” and in Catalan language, it is called “la Cavalcada de Reis Mags d’Orient”, remembers the three Kings who visited Jesus after his birth to acknowledge him as God’s son. These three Kings came to Bethlehem and gave Jesus gold, incense, and myrrh. Each of the three Kings came from one of the known continents at that time and arrived at Bethlehem by following a big star in the middle of the night.
Melchor, Gaspar, and Balthasar arrive in Barcelona on January 6th in the evening by a boat. After that, a parade called La Cabalgata will be held where the three Kings will ride through the city. This parade consists of the three Kings and their entourage riding around on camels, surprising vehicles, and magical creatures. The Kings are surrounded by dancers and musicians and hand out mountains of candy. But the most important part of it all is that the kids can give their letters to the Kings or one of the helpers who travel along with the Kings.
The Route of the three Kings, is shown in the Google Map. There you can follow the parade or just find your favorite place to see the the Kings with the Dancers and all other followers of the parade.