In November, winter is willing to come to the city so here’re some ideas to prepare you for the cold season in town. Those are the best things to do in Barcelona in November from the point of view of a local who, by the way, loves winter!
Things to see in Barcelona in November
Like everywhere else, in Barcelona sometimes rains, not very often, but still sometimes. If while you’re in town you find yourselves under a heavy storm, one of the best things to do in November in Barcelona is to get lost in one of the biggest museums we have in the city: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (The National Museum of Art of Catalunya).
The collection is held in a magnificent palace where you’ll be able to visit pieces of art from different periods, from the Romanic until these days. Some of the most important catalan artists are represented there, and this makes this museum a total must in Barcelona.
What to eat in Barcelona in November
It’s getting cold in town and it is time to start the churros season! In fact, you can eat churros all year long but what I like is to dip them in hot chocolate (“xocolata desfeta”, in catalan). So, another of the best things to do in November in Barcelona is to go and enjoy a good “merienda” (snack at 5 pm before diner).
Here are two of my favorites places. They are both in the same street one in the beginning and the other one in the end. The street is called Petritxol and it’s really small. It’s is a lovely street in the city center full of coffee houses and art galleries.
The first place I’d recommend you to go to is called Dulcinea. It’s a two-floor bar all made out of wood very beautiful and really old, too. The other one is also really famous, it’s called Granja Pallarès, and it’s not as warm as the other one but they have excellent chocolate and xurros too.
What to visit in Barcelona in November
One of my favorite art spaces in Barcelona is the little gallery N2. It’s in placed in Enric Granados, a lovely street close to the city center with a lot of bars and terraces.
Every month they have a new exhibition and normally the artists are young people who work with modern techniques that will surprise you. So another good thing to do in November in Barcelona is to go and visit them.
What to buy in Barcelona in November
If it rains, it is also a good moment to go shopping. My favorite mall in Barcelona is Gran Via 2. I love it because it’s not very far from the city center by bus or metro but it’s never crowded.
It has three floors and all the big Spanish brands are there, so you’ll find everything you want. Moreover there’re plenty of restaurants in the terrace and indoors also to take a break and eat something.