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Things to Do in Barcelona in December

1. Have a look at La Sagrada Familia
2. Visit Park Güell
3. Explore Casa Vicens
4. Visit Unique Building of Casa Batllo
5. Explore Casa Mila
6. Visit La Rambla
7. Explore Underwater World Barcelona Aquarium
8. Attending a Flamenco Show
9. Celebrating Christmas Evening
10. Celebrating New Year's Eve!

Barcelona is a great city to visit in December because of the weather, the Christmas markets, art installations and food markets that come alive during this time of the month. The city bustles with holiday cheer, and there are plenty of things to do in Barcelona in December such as flamenco dance, Christmas lights of Sant pau and others. Whether you're looking for Christmas markets and nativity scenes or want to enjoy the city's lights and decorations, Barcelona in December is a must-see. You can find everything from traditional Spanish Christmas decorations to handmade gifts and tasty food.
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Essential Information About Barcelona in December


Weather in Barcelona in December

  • The weather in Barcelona during the month of December can be quite variable. The average high temperature during December is about 12 degrees Celsius, with the average low temperature being about 8 degrees Celsius. 
  • Temperatures can range from highs of around 15 degrees Celsius to lows of around 5 degrees Celsius. So, if you're planning a trip to Barcelona in December, pack for the early winter weather.
  • Precipitation-wise, December is usually a fairly dry month in Barcelona, and there are only about five days of precipitation during the month. However, this can range from 0 days of precipitation to over 20 days of precipitation on rare instances.
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What To Pack for Barcelona in December

  • Light winter clothes- December can be chilly, especially at night, so it's good to have something to throw on when the temperature dips. 
  • Medicines and first aid kit: keep the prescribed medicines along with a cough syrup and antacids to keep you secure from basic health issues in winter.
  • Comfortable shoes- You'll be doing a lot of walking in Barcelona, so make sure to pack a pair of comfortable shoes. Sneakers or flats are ideal. 
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen: Although December is a winter month, make sure you carry sunglasses and sunscreen for the daylight hours.

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Things To Do in Barcelona in December


Have a look at La Sagrada Familia

  • Visiting Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia during Christmas time is one of the best things to do in Barcelona in December, where you will witness intricately designed tall towers, angled pillars, marvellous glass windows and beautiful interiors of the church
  • While you're at La Sagrada Familia, be sure to take a tour of the inside of the church where you'll be able to see some of Gaudi's incredible mosaics up close and learn more about the history of this fascinating building.

Location: C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013

Timings: 9 am to 7 pm

Average Price: € 10 per person approximately 

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Visit Park Güell

  • If you're visiting Barcelona in December, be sure to check out Park Güell, as this world-famous park is one of the biggest garden spaces in Spain.
  • There are plenty of things to see and do in Park Güell, including the Dragon Staircase, the Monumental Zone, and the Banc de la Concòrdia. 
  • Be sure to explore the park's many stunning features, including the mosaic benches, dragon fountain, and tiled roofs.

Location: 08024 Barcelona

Timings: 9:30 am–7:30 pm

Average Price: €10 per person approximately

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Explore Casa Vicens

  • Explore Casa Vicens on your trip to Barcelona as it is one of the first examples of Antoni Gaudí's unique style of architecture. 
  • It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and open to the public to observe and get fascinated by the unique architecture style and numerous paintings made by Gaud.
  • The building itself is a work of art, with its intricate mosaics and detailed ironwork. Be sure to also check out the exhibitions inside, which change regularly.

Location- Carrer de les Carolines, 20-26, 08012, Barcelona

Timings- 10 am–7 pm

Average Price- €16 per person approximately

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Visit Unique Building of Casa Batllo

  • Casa Batllo is a unique building designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudi. It is one of the most representative examples of his unique style of architecture. 
  • Explore the building where you’ll be able to access an astounding entrance hall, mezzanine and rooftop, all of it decorated with allegorical motifs in Gaudi’s inimitable style.
  • You can learn more about the history and architecture of the building at the museum and also gaze at stunning views of the city from its terrace.

Location- Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007

Timings- 9 am–8 pm

Average Price- €35 per person approximately

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Explore Casa Mila

  • Your list of things to do in Barcelona in December should include Casa Milá, which was built between 1906 and 1912 and is one of the last works of Antoni Gaudí. 
  • The building has an irregular stone façade with undulating curves and balconies that resemble waves. 
  • The interior is equally as impressive, with its spiral staircases, wrought iron railings, and stained-glass windows.
  • Guided tours are available in multiple languages and lasting approximately 45 minutes. 

Location- Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008. 

Timings- 9 am–11 pm

Average Price- €27 per person approximately

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Explore Underwater World Barcelona Aquarium

  • Visiting the Barcelona aquarium should be considered while deciding things to do in Barcelona in December as it is one of the largest in Europe and houses over 11,000 animals of 450 different species. 
  • Inside the aquarium, you'll find several different exhibits to explore, each with its unique ecosystem. 
  • There's also an Aquarium Museum where you can learn about the history of marine life and even touch some of the creatures that call the aquarium home.

Location- del Port Vell, Moll d’Espanya, s/n, 08039 Barcelona

Timings- 10 am to 7 pm (Sunday-Friday)

10 am to 8 pm (Saturday) 

Average Price- € 10-24 (excluding activities in the aquarium)

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Attending a Flamenco Show

  • Flamenco is a type of Spanish dance that is known for its passionate and emotional style, and it's the perfect way to get into the festive spirit!
  • There are plenty of great places to see flamenco in Barcelona. One of the most popular is the Palau de la Música Catalana, which hosts regular shows throughout the month. 
  • You could head to one of the city's many smaller flamenco clubs, where you'll be able to get up close and personal with the dancers. 


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Tablao flamenco Cordobes
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Average Price- approximately € 20 for a 30 minute show

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Visit La Rambla

  • La Rambla is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona in December and is decorated with holiday lights and decorations during Christmas
  • This is a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the festive atmosphere. 
  • One of the best things about La Rambla is that it is always bustling with activity. Whether you're looking to watch people or do some shopping, you'll find plenty to keep you busy on this street. 
Location- Les Ramblas, Barcelona, 08002

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Celebrating Christmas Evening

  • Barcelona in December is the month for festive decorations, Christmas markets, nativity scenes, and traditional Spanish cuisine. 
  • Some numerous restaurants and cafes will be open on Christmas evening, so enjoying a festive meal with friends or family will be a delight 
  • You can head to Plaça de Catalunya, the city's main square, where you'll find a huge Christmas tree and a lively atmosphere.

Location- Various places across Barcelona.

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Celebrating New Year's Eve!

  • You can spend New Year's Eve at the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc as this spectacular light and water show is even more breathtaking when set against the backdrop of midnight in Barcelona.
  • Or head to Plaça de Catalunya for some of the best experiences on New Year's Eve when it becomes a veritable hive of activity as people from all over gather to celebrate here.
  • You can also watch the city lights from high up, with a delicious drink in hand from some of the rooftop cafes of the city.

Location- Various places across Barcelona. 

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People Also Ask About Barcelona

  1. What are the weather conditions in Barcelona during December?

    The weather conditions in Barcelona during December are generally cool and pleasant with the day temperatures ranging from 15°C to 17°C and the night temperatures between 6°C and 10°C. The city also experiences a few days of rain in the month of december which can cause the temperature to be colder than usual.
  2. Which are the best places to visit in Barcelona in December?

    • La Sagrada Familia: La Sagrada Familia church is a beautiful place to visit in Barcelona in December during Christmas when it's decorated with lights and garlands.

    • Park Guell: World-famous Park Guell is decked out in holiday lights and decorations during December, making it a magical place to stroll around.

    • Gothic Quarter: The Gothic Quarter is another great place to visit in December as it is full of medieval architecture, narrow streets, and a festive atmosphere during Christmas time.
  3. What to wear to visit Barcelona in December?

    Since the weather is pleasant in Barcelona in December, you are advised to wear light winter clothes during this time. On windy days you can wear extra layers to protect yourselves from the cold breeze. Ideally a fleece jacket or light sweater should do the job but it is still advisable to carry gloves and a scarf as well along with wearing comfortable, warm shoes or boots.
  4. Is it worth going to Barcelona in December?

    Yes, it is worth visiting Barcelona in December as the city is decorated for Christmas, and there are plenty of holiday events to enjoy. From the Christmas lights of sant pau to the Salvador Dali exhibition and Barcelona's christmas markets there are a lot of things to do in Barcelona in December.
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