10 Activities to do in winter in Barcelona

Planes para el invierno en Barcelona

Although it is a city associated with good weather due to its Mediterranean climate, winter in Barcelona can be an opportunity to do activities that can not be done during the rest of the year. In addition, the low season allows you to go to places that, in other circumstances, would be overcrowded. 

10 Activities to do in winter in Barcelona

In the article we propose some plans for winter in Barcelona, within the reach of the whole family. Keep in mind that, however, in some places the price will vary depending on the day.

Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercado de la Boquería

For its life and colorful the Mercat de la Boquería is perfect to make a stop and eat something.

If you want to know a picturesque place, the Mercat de la Boqueria is a must stop. Located on the Rambla, it has more than 300 stalls of all kinds of food, highlighting its colorful exotic, traditional products or its famous fruit salads and fruit juices. An experience that attracts thousands of visitors every day!

Museu del FC Barcelona

Football awakens passions, and FC Barcelona is one of the emblems of the city. You can visit the club museum every day of the year and learn more about the history, the trophies, and even visit the changing rooms and step on the lawn of the Camp Nou.

Sagrada Familia

sagrada familia

Sagrada Familia is a monument to be visited at any time, but in winter the color of its stained glass windows is impressive.

The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous monuments of the city. If you are looking for what to do in winter in Barcelona, this is a good possibility because, although you have visitors all year round, you will not have to wait that long to get your ticket.

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) has a wide range of works of art from all eras since the Middle Ages, being one of the most interesting places to visit in Barcelona in winter. seeing the Magic Font show from the MNAC cafeteria is an experience.


Winter is a good time to do shopping in Barcelona, why? It’s time for sales! And streets like Portal de l`Àngel, Pelai, Passeig de Gràcia or Rambla de Catalunya are places that concentrate the main businesses of Barcelona. We must also highlight the main streets of Eixample or Sants  and the multiple shopping centers of Barcelona.

Parc d´atraccions del Tibidabo

Parque de Atracciones del Tibidabo

During Christmas days and winter weekends the Tibidabo Amusement Park is ideal for a family day out.

The Serra de Collserola is one of the main green lungs of the city, and the Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo is an option for the little ones to enjoy a different day. The “Giradabo” wheel or the roller coaster will delight the rest of the family. 

Parc Güell

Parque Güell de Antoni Gaudí

Enjoy the views of Barcelona from the Park Güell is essential.

To get to know a different place is the option offered by Parc Güell, a combination of natural landscaped resources with modernist architecture. Although in winter it is dark early, there is an opportunity to see one of the best sunsets in Barcelona.

Olympic Village

Walking through the Olympic Village is a cheap way to get to know one of the most recent urbanization spots in the city. In addition, if you wish, you can eat at one of the Port Olímpic’s restaurants and rent a bicycle to pedal along the Paseo Marítimo.

Gothic Quarter

Paseo por el Barrio Gótico

Strolling through the Gothic Quarter in Winter is a good way to enjoy its charm.

The Gothic Quarter is the original nucleus of the city of Barcelona and today it stands out for retaining part of that charm. You can visit the different streets and historical monuments such as the Pi church, the Santa María del Mar church or Barcelona Cathedral.

Palau de Pedralbes

Although the Palau de Pedralbes was the residence of the Royal Family when they came to Barcelona, today the site hosts the secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, although you can contemplate the construction. However, you can visit its spectacular gardens and fountains, play sports or feed the ducks in the pond.

Spending the winter in Barcelona is not a problem, it is an opportunity because you will not lack incentives to entertain and have fun.

We encourage you to come to Barcelona in Winter!

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