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What’s up in Barcelona during December?

If you are expecting a snowy winter wonder land in Barcelona during December you will be rather disappointed as Catalan’s capital has usually “only” a blue and clear sky with pleasant temperatures to offer! It is never getting really cold before January and an average of 14 degrees can be expected. This makes Barcelona a perfect place to stroll around the city centre and to enjoy the lovely Christmas illumination without fearing to freeze to death.

The last month of the year starts right away with a National Holiday, the Constitutional Day, on 6th December. The “Dia de la Constiutión” remembers the constitution of Spain from 1978 when Spain became a democracy after many years of dictatorship. This day goes hand in hand with a special shopping day, meaning that all shops will be open for you and you don’t have to worry about necessary Christmas preparations – They won’t be affected! Other great pieces of news for all shopaholics amongst you are probably the Sunday shop openings that are allowing last minute gift gatherings for friends and family.

To get fully into the Christmas mood without missing Barcelona’s sights you should consider a Christmas Walking Tour. You will be guided through Barcelona’s magic Gothic quarter, get insights into Spanish Christmas traditions and explore one of the most popular Christmas markets in Barcelona, La Fira de Santa llucia. While nipping on a hot wine you will have the chance to taste delicious nougat and to listen to heart-warming Christmas sounds.

Last but not least some tips against potential winter calories and to get fully prepared for the Christmas Holidays: Barcelona keeps of course some sportive activities in readiness! You can either take your chance on the ice rink at Placa Catalunya or you trim yourself at the “Buff Epic Run Barcelona” which will be an unforgettable experience before the lazy and cosy Christmas time starts. The latter is seen as the craziest 8k run in Barcelona. With fancy dresses you will have to overcome wild obstacles on the Montjuic Mountain on 22nd December 2013.

So put on a scarf, get out there and enjoy the magic that Barcelona provides during winter time!