Check out the legendary Barcelona football team in action. Fixtures include RCD Espanyol on 17 December, Hercules CF on 21 December, UD Las Palmas on 14 January, Athletic de Bilbao on 04 February, CD Leganes on 18 February, Celta on 04 March and Sevilla FC on 05 April.
December and January tend to be around 13 to 14c and dry, bright blue skies make this the perfect time of year for exploring the city. It’s much warmer and brighter than home so you can spend plenty of time outside, ticking off sights, strolling the streets and dining al fresco.
From the end of November to 06 January, Barcelona’s streets are awash with twinkly lights. There are more than 400 locations across the city, and all the main areas are decked in seasonal sparkle. Top of your ‘to-see’ list should be Passeig de Gracia, Las Ramblas and La Diagonal.
If you’re looking for famous brands, head to Placa Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia and La Diagonal. The sales start on 06 January and last until the end of February, so you’re sure to pick up some bargains. 40 minutes from the city, La Roca Village is a designer outlet with more than 130 boutiques.
The Three Kings Day is one of the most popular fiestas in the calendar. The Three Wise Men arrive by boat on 05 January before parading through the city, throwing sweet treats into the crowds from their floats. Street entertainment, food and music keep the good times ticking over.
There are far fewer crowds over the winter months so you can pack in plenty more sightseeing as you take advantage of shorter queues. You can take things at your own pace too. So, get lost in the Gothic Quarter, take in the views from Park Güell and stop off for tasty tapas as you go.