.This blog post was originally posted on October 13, 2014, and was updated on October 05, 2017.
One of the most beautiful months of the year in Barcelona is, of course, November. Crisp autumnal air, fall traditions of Catalunya and delicious cold-weather treats are enough to get anyone excited!
But of course, that’s not all! The cultural agenda is always jam-packed this time of year. Read on to find out what to do in Barcelona in November!
Indulge in Fall Treats
We are food lovers, so naturally, our first suggestion is to get in on the fall fare action. You’ve probably seen the castanyeras by now, men and women who sell roasted chestnuts and foil-wrapped sweet potatoes on the street corners of Barcelona. Just the smell of it will have your mouth watering. Grab a newspaper-filled cone and go for a stroll around the city with chestnuts in hand.
Did Someone Say Chocolate con Churros?
Yes. We did. While you’re at it, go ahead and take part in a daily merienda or afternoon snack of chocolate con churros. For some of us, this stuff was way too heavy for hot weather and by now we’re having withdrawals. There are so many places to enjoy this treat, but for a classic go and a central location try Granja Dulcinea (Carrer Petritxol, 2).
Collect Mushrooms with Locals
Mushroom foraging is arguably one of the most beloved autumnal Catalan pastimes. Not to mention, a very typical activity of Barcelona in November. After the first rains of the season, people venture out to the forests and hills in search of these little fungi, and they are not lacking. A very fun activity for nature-lovers or families, it’s the perfect dose of rural tourism right outside the city. Check out this guide to fungi foraging in Catalonia, or head over to the quaint Poble Espanyol in Montjuic for their annual mushroom festival.
Listen to Some Live Music
The Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival of Barcelona runs throughout the months of fall and wraps up towards the end of November. For music fans and jazz lovers, it’s a great way to not only see live music but also discover some of the great venues Barcelona has to offer, such as the modernist Palau de la Música Catalana or the mythical Jamboree Jazz Club in Plaza Reial. Take a look at the full agenda here.
Check Out the World Press Photo Exhibition
If you’re visiting Barcelona in November, don’t miss the incredible photography exhibition of award-winning photos at the CCCB, Barcelona’s Center for Contemporary Culture in the colorful and multicultural Raval neighborhood.
Still looking for some inspiration? Why not join us on a food tour? Was there ever a better time to explore the streets of Barcelona than November? The air is crisp and Barcelona is glowing in the beautiful autumnal light! Join one of our food or tapas tours to explore the city in the most delicious way possible!