Barcelona is the dream vacation destination for many reasons; one of which is it’s amazing to visit all year long! If you’re planning a vacation to Barcelona in winter, you might have a few questions regarding what to wear or how to spend your day. Read these tips to help you schedule your Barcelona winter day itinerary.
Bundle Up- but Not Too Much!
As you’re getting ready to start your Barcelona winter day, you’re probably wondering what clothes are best suited for the weather. Barcelona winters are typically blessed with beautiful weather. Temperatures are mild; generally they tend to be around 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and around the 40s at night. The days are usually sunny with rare glimpses of rain (although there might be a good many overcast days). So grab your jacket and scarf but leave your heavy winter coat behind!
Have a Good Breakfast
Barcelona prides itself on its coffee. With bold flavors and higher amounts of caffeine, a cup of Barcelona coffee is the perfect way to start the day.
There are a few variations of how their coffee is served:
-Café amb llet: Best enjoyed with a light breakfast, this morning delight is equal parts espresso and steamed milk.
-Un café or café solo: A simple shot of espresso with a thick layer of foam, usually saved for the end of a meal.
-Carajillo: A café solo with some added brandy! Not for breakfast though- this alcoholic beverage is generally made to accompany bigger meals.
Along with your morning cup of joe, you need some wholesome food to give you enough energy for your Barcelona winter day. A traditional Catalan breakfast can be a large, substantial meal. While some locals might just grab a cup of coffee and a croissant, many indulge in hearty breakfast sandwiches. The Pa Amb Tomaquet is another traditional part of a Barcelona breakfast; it consists simply of warm bread moistened with ripe tomatoes and drizzled with authentic olive oil and sea salt.
Use Your Afternoon to Explore!
This region of Spain is positively bursting with things to do: hikes featuring breathtaking scenery, museums honoring the history of the city, and more places to shop than you’ve ever seen before! Take your afternoon to wander through museums and art galleries or rent a bike to see numerous parts of the city. Barcelona is covered with various bike paths for you to tour historical monuments, beaches, and parks.
Dinner & Drinks
Spain is home to many of the best restaurants in the world. Treat yourself to an amazing dinner after your busy day of exploring Barcelona. Many places here offer a very unique cuisine made from the freshest local ingredients and provide views of the surrounding city to accompany your amazing meal. Don’t let your Barcelona winter day end after dinner, though! Barcelona has a bustling nightlife, perfect for letting loose and concluding a long day.
Come Stay at bizFlats!
No getaway is complete without comfortable accommodations. bizFlats offers rentals of apartments, lofts, villas, and more so you can fully relax after a long day in your home-away-from-home. Check our availability and find the perfect place for you!
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