Barcelona is a beautiful city to visit all year round and November is no exception. Here are a five nice things to do in Barcelona in November.
Also in November there is still plenty of sun in Barcelona. You can continue to enjoy its warmth, for example on one of the city’s many picturesque squares.
1. ENJOY THE SUN ON PICTURESQUE SQUARES
As always we prefer places that are off the beaten track and away from the crowds. In the Sants neighborhood head for the Plaça d’Osca, full of bars and terraces. Here you’ll feel like you’re in a little village rather than in a big city.
Another square that few people know of and where time seems to pass slowly, is Plaça de la Concordia in the district of Les Corts. Try the tapas in Fragments Cafe.
In the pleasant Gràcia district you can enjoy the sun on the terraces of Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia that is overlooked by a 19th-century bell tower.
- Plaça d’Osca, metro L1 or L5 (stop Plaça de Sants)
- Plaça de la Concordia, metro L3 (stop Les Corts)
- Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia, metro L3 (stop Fontana)
Eternal summer on Plaça d’Osca
Churros are a very popular snack during the autumn and winter months in Barcelona. They consist of deep-fried dough and in terms of taste can be compared with Dutch doughnuts and donuts, but they are oblong in shape. The Spaniards eat churros with sugar or dip them in a cup of hot chocolate.
2. EAT CHURROS WITH CHOCOLATE
Barcelona still has some authentic ‘granjas’ where you can try the ‘chocolate con churros’. Our favorites are La Pallaresa and Viader, both tucked away in the narrow streets of the old town.
Would you like to discover more secrets of the authentic Barcelona, then click HERE for information on our walking tour through the old town.
- Granja La Pallaresa, Carrer Petritxol 11, metro L3 (stop Liceu)
- Granja Viader, Carrer Xuclà 4-6, metro L3 (stop Liceu), Granjaviader.cat
Granja Viader: as authentic as it gets… (Image by fnogues)
After a day of sightseeing why not attend a spectacle in the evening. The Palau de la Música Catalana has a concert scheduled almost every evening. It’s the ideal way to discover this beautiful modernist building – one of Barcelona’s nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites – from the inside.
3. ENJOY A WONDERFUL SHOW
If you prefer the outdoors, you can go to the Magic Fountain, a spectacle of music, water and light at the foot of Montjuïc. The free show is even more stunning when you look at it from the roof of the nearby shopping center Arenas. Before or after the show you can visit one of the many terraces in the pedestrianized Carrer de Blai (in the Poble Sec neighborhood) for tasty and cheap pintxos.
- Palau de la Musica Catalana, Carrer Palau de la Música 4-6, metro L4 (stop Urquinaona), Palaumusica.cat
- Magic Fountain, Plaça d’Espanya, Friday and Saturday from 7 pm till 9 pm, metro L1 of L3 (stop Espanya)
Interior of the Palau de la Musica Catalana (Image by OK Apartment)
Barcelona has some great museums that open their doors for free on some days.
4. VISIT MUSEUMS FOR FREE
The Pablo Picasso museum contains works from his youth which he spent in Barcelona (FREE on Sundays from 3 pm + every first Sunday of the month, all day).
The collection of the National Art Museum of Catalonia offers an overview of the history of art in Catalonia, from the Romanesque period to the mid-20th century. The magnificent National Palace in which the museum is housed and the amazing views of the city are additional reasons for a visit (FREE on Saturdays from 3 pm + each first Sunday of the month, all day).
Joan Miró is considered the greatest Catalan artist of the 20th century. His colorful and sometimes naive works can be admired in the Fundació Miró (DISCOUNT on Thursdays between 6 pm and 9 pm: 2 tickets for the price of 1).
- Picasso Museum, Carrer Montcada 15-23, metro L4 (stop Jaume I), Museupicasso.bcn.cat
- National Art Museum of Catalonia, Parc de Montjuïc, metro L1 of L3 (stop Espanya), Museunacional.cat
- Fundació Miró, Parc de Montjuïc, metro L1 of L3 (stop Espanya), Fmirobcn.org/
The National Palace that houses the National Art Museum (Image by Albert Torelló)
On Saturday, November 21 at 6.15 pm, the football match that the whole world is looking forward to takes place in Madrid: the clásico Real Madrid-Barça.
5. REAL MADRID – FC BARCELONA IN THE BAR
If you want to follow the game on television amongst the Barça supporters, good places to head to are La taverna de Barcelona and the Sports Bar.
For a really authentic experience, with only Catalan people, Sotavent (in the Sarria neighborhood) and Bar Llopart (in the quarter of Sants) are excellent options. Make sure you arrive well before the start of the game, as it will get very busy.
- La taverna de Barcelona, Ronda de la Universitat, 37, metro L1 or L3 (stop Catalunya), Facebook.com/debarcelona/
- Sports Bar, Rambla dels Caputxins 31, metro L3 (stop Liceu)
- Sotavent, Carrer Major de Sarria 61, Ferrocarril S1 (stop Sarria), Facebook.com/basotavent
- Bar Llopart, Calle Guadiana 28, metro L1 of L5 (stop Plaça de Sants), Facebook.com/llopartbar
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