Winter in Barcelona

This tag reunites all our blog posts of interest for those travelers coming to Barcelona in the winter. These are posts that apply to the Christmas season as well as New Year’s eve, but also talk about other local festivities taking place in the Winter such as Carnival and special district celebrations. We also discuss winter activities such as skiing around Barcelona, local foods that can only be tasted this time of the year, as well as give you specific tips to be prepared for the low temperatures and the rain in Barcelona. Everything you need to make your trip easy and special!

Celebrate Carnestoltes in Barcelona

A GUIDE TO ENJOY THE BARCELONA CARNIVAL

CARNIVAL IN BARCELONA – TOP EVENTS Carnival in Barcelona is not called Mardi Gras. We call it Carnestoltes in Catalan or Carnaval in Spanish, and it is traditionally celebrated the week before Lent. However, the origins of Carnival seem to date as far back as the Roman times and their festivals, later on integrated in …

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What to do during the Saint Eulalia Feast in Barcelona

THE SANTA EULALIA FESTIVAL IS HERE!

CELEBRATE THE FESTA MAJOR DE SANTA EULALIA WITH THE LOCALS Saint Eulàlia of Barcelona (or popularly called Laia) was the first patron saint of Barcelona, until she was deposed by Our Lady of Mercy, la Mercè. However, her day is still celebrated in town, with her festival being the minor winter festival of the city. And …

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Feast of Saint Anthony in Barcelona

ELS TRES TOMBS FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE THIS WEEK

CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF SANT ANTONI IN BARCELONA There was a time when it was common to see carriages and horsemen in the city, so the Tres Tombs parade and animal blessing felt just like the natural thing to do in a strongly Catholic society. Now animal force has been substituted by cars and other …

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Soup from Spain

MOST AUTHENTIC SPANISH SOUPS

EVER TRIED A SPANISH SOUP? When you visit Spain, don’t stick only to tapas: get your spoon ready to try some authentic Spanish soup recipes. When someone thinks about Spanish food, tapas and paella seem to be like the only thing that’s worth trying.  However, if anything characterizes the Spanish gastronomy in the cold months are …

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Climate in Barcelona

WHAT’S THE WEATHER IN BARCELONA LIKE?

BARCELONA CLIMATE FACTS The weather being good or bad is one of the points that can make your trip succeed or fail. So knowing about the local weather characteristics in your destination is vital to plan ahead and prepare accordingly to bring the right clothes and equipment. Find out how the Barcelona weather can affect …

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Packing tips: how to dress in Barcelona in wintertime

TIPS FOR PACKING FOR BARCELONA IN THE WINTER

YOUR SMART WINTER BARCELONA PACKING LIST The weather in Barcelona is often changing. While some October days might feel almost like it’s still the summer, the next day can be chilly all of a sudden, and eventually wet. January and February tend to be the coldest months in the year.  WINTER PRIVATE TOURS OF BARCELONA …

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Calsot restaurants: Best calsotada in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

WHERE IS THE BEST CALÇOTADA IN BARCELONA?

THE SEASON OF THE BARCELONA CALÇOTS HAS STARTED! The calçot onion (pronounced “calsots“) is a winter green onion that Catalan farmers grow in a particular way: they keep covering it with earth as it grows, to prevent the sun from turning the leaves green. That’s how it grows long as a leek and stays tender and …

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Winter fruit and vegetables Spain | ForeverBarcelona

AUTUMN AND WINTER FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN SPAIN

OUR FAVORITE WINTER SEASON FRUITS Spanish markets are now packed with autumn and winter season fruits and vegetables: cold weather is not an excuse to not follow a healthy diet rich in greens and fruit. In my food tours I’ve often noticed that some of our most common winter season fruits are not so common for …

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Eating Calcots in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

5 STEPS TO EATING CALÇOTS LIKE A TRUE LOCAL

CALÇOTS: CATALAN SPRING ONION! Wintertime is the calçots season in Catalonia: both a social event and a culinary experience for the locals! Calçots are a Catalan spring onion harvested in the winter. Catalan people organize “calçotades” with their friends and families, what could be socially considered our equivalent to summer American BBQs. TAKE A FOOD TOUR WITH US …

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Survive a rainy day in Barcelona

WHAT TO DO IN BARCELONA IN THE RAIN

THE BEST RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES IN BARCELONA The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain… But what if it catches you in Barcelona during your holidays? You don’t want to stay in your hotel playing games and wasting your precious time here. So what should you do? Don’t worry: today I have plenty of ideas …

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