If you’re a tropical bird like myself, Barcelona is definitely one of the better cities to be when the temperature drops. Sure, we’ve traded in bikinis for jeans, flip flops for boots, and maybe even summer flings for winter cuffs. But it’s still gloriously sunny, much less crowded, and there’s a LOT going on, so much so that I had to make a list to decide how I’d spend the next few weekends! Here are 7 things to do this winter in Barcelona.
1. El Clásico
The rivalry between football teams Real Madrid and FC Barcelona runs deep, and there’s nothing like watching a match between them in one of the home cities.
One of Barcelona’s hippest street markets celebrates its two-year anniversary with a double editions on December 4/5 and 17/18.
Get into the holiday spirit with street food, live music and Christmas movies up at Poble Espanyol.
If you’re curious about Picasso, Miró and Gaudí but don’t like entrance fees then you’re in luck- every first Sunday of the month Barcelona’s museums open their doors to the public for free.
Just like it does every year, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona showcases the most impactful images from around the world.
Barcelona’s favourite playground for treasure hunters returns on December 4 and December 11, much to the delight of Christmas shoppers who don’t want to break the bank.
If you feel like being indoors and taking in great art, head over to the Museu Marítim de Barcelona from December 16-17 for a gathering of contemporary works from across the globe.
So get out from under that duvet and get out on the town, you’ve got no excuse!