10 reasons to visit Barcelona in autumn and winter
Are you planning your holidays in Spain and do you need some reasons to visit Barcelona in Autumn and Winter? Don´t worry, we give you 10!
1. Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate and dry seasons during the autumn and winter period. Barcelona is a coastal city, that´s why it does not snow and the temperatures are quite mild: in the coldest month, January, it does not drop below 10 degrees Celsius (50F). The chances of precipitation are greater than during the summer, but still scarce. You can go around with a sweater and a jacket without having to be wrapped in thousands of layers of clothes or with an umbrella in the bag.
2. Visiting museums and art centres during the autumn-winter is a treat, because the volume of people is much lower than in spring or summer. Of course if you plan to visit any of the Gaudi buildings, either Sagrada Familia or La Pedrera, the Parc Güell or Casa Batlló, you should buy your tickets online to avoid queuing, that does not change throughout the year.
Barceloneta in autum / winter
3. Did we mention that it hardly rains and it does not snow? 😉 The terraces and beach walks are still desirable in autumn and winter.
4. The price of accommodation in Barcelona between the months of November and January is much cheaper than from March to October. Find our great deals!
5. You will not need to check the fashion magazines to see what the latest trends are, as Barcelona is a showcase of modern fashion itself. You can go shopping in the elegant Paseo de Gracia, the Portal del Angel, to Girona street outlets or any of the shopping centres located throughout the city.
6. Temperatures during these months are ideal for hiking trails in the natural park of Collserola. This is one of the largest parks in the world and has lots of archaeological sites (especially Iberian villages like La Peña del Moro at the border point between the towns of Sant Just Desvern, Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Esplugues de Llobregat) . To get there you can go by train from Plaza Catalunya with the S1.
7. January the 7th is the beginning of the sales period! Bring empty suitcases, here you can fill them with clothes.
8. Barcelona in autumn and winter is full of events, concerts and exhibitions. From October to January there are events such as the Festival In-Edit, Sitges Fantastic Film Festival, the Voll Damm Jazz Festival, the World Press Photo, and different markets like Smart City Expo, BcnRail, Living Expominer, Auto Retro, Children’s Festival or EXPOHOGAR.
9. Barcelona is the city of architecture and design, modernism and culture, with many art centres, galleries and buildings that take your breath away. Autumn and winter are great seasons to visit them all, without the competition from the summer sun.
10. To eat in Barcelona: If you are someone who does not want to follow timetables on holidays in Barcelona there will be no problem. You can eat almost any time of the day what you want, from the most sophisticated tapas to seafood paella on Passeig Joan de Borbón. Menus are very economical and of good quality throughout the centre. During the winter you will have less competition to find a table, but you will be surprised to see that the city centre is always full of atmosphere.