What to do in Barcelona in January?

January in Barcelona | Photo by Mariano Martínez Mateo | flickr

The beginning of a new year. Most European cities calm down as the festive season is over and so many of us fall into the January blues… Do you know what’s the best way to get over them? Get away from the daily life! And let me tell you something – contrary to the rest of Europe – Barcelona is super lively in January – full of festivities, events and things to do & see!

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona – one of the oldest healthcare institutions in Europe

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

The former Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (English: Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul) is located in El Guinardó, a neighborhood in Barcelona. It is a complex design built between 1901 and 1930, designed by the Catalan modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Together with Palau de la Música Catalana, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.