Visiting Barcelona in November has many advantages such as the decrease in temperature and the fact that the tourist season is over. You won’t be on the beach sunbathing in November but the weather is perfect for seeing the wonderful sights and attending some great events. These factors lead to the pricing of flights and accommodation to be significantly lower. In summary, November in Barcelona is overall delightful with little crowds and great events to go with it.
All Saints Day (1st of November)
November kicks off with a public holiday throughout all of Spain called El Día de Todos Los Santos. It’s a public holiday for people to remember and honour the dead, usually by placing flowers on their friends and families graves. Families also gather on this day for a feast, eating seasonal foods like chestnuts and sweet potatoes. One of the famous traditions on All Saints Day is to eat hot roasted chestnuts (known as Castanyas in Catalan). They usually go on sale weeks before the holiday and continue throughout winter.
Barcelona Jazz Festival
If you are in Barcelona in November don't miss out on the great jazz performances throughout the month. The international jazz festival gets busy in November with around 25 events taking place. Tickets are reasonably priced and will usually set you back €20 to support the talented artists and great organisers. You can check out every show taking place in November here where I have listed the acts, dates, ticket prices and venues.
Barcelona Shopping Night (Date TBC)
Barcelona has an annual shopping night that takes place on the famous street of Passeig de Gracia. The date for the event is yet to be confirmed, my guess is that it will take place around the 28th of November. Usually, over 25,000 visitors take part in the event with shops staying open to 01:00. Along with shopping, there is live music on stages down the middle of the street.
The last two weeks of November see the start of the Christmas celebrations in Barcelona. Lights are turned on and the massive ice rink in Plaça de Catalunya in the center of Barcelona is set up. Christmas in Barcelona is always filled with a range of festive activities such as fairs, markets, concerts, nativity scenes, and theme parks.
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