Although the majority of people looking to visit Barcelona do so during the summer months, people who are thinking about taking a winter break in the city will be happy to know that there are plenty of things to do during the colder months. In fact, some people prefer to visit Barcelona in winter, as there are fewer tourists, making it easier to see the sights and enjoy the city. This article will discuss some of the events and cultural highlights you should keep an eye out for if spending winter in Spain, and will reveal how you can find Barcelona vacation rentals.
Winter Festivals in Barcelona
Most people choose to visit Barcelona during the summer months because of the excellent weather the city receives. However, there are plenty of people who choose to visit the city primarily for reasons others than the temperature, and such people are more likely to visit in colder months when there are fewer tourists around. It is during these months that some of Barcelona’s most beloved festivals occur. This Time Out article on Winter Festivals is worth reading over, as is this Travel Bite piece.
Fira de Santa Llucia
This traditional Barcelona festival runs from the 24th of November until the 23rd of December, and sees the streets surrounding the Avinguda de la Catedral transformed into a Christmas wonderland. Hundreds of Christmas related stalls are set up in the areas around the cathedral, and visitors can expect to find fine treats, food, drinks and toys and gifts created by local craftsmen. The incredible atmosphere makes Fira de Santa Llucia a hit with the whole family.
The Cap d’Any is an extremely popular New Year’s Eve celebration that sees the entire city turned into a massive party involving local artists, musicians, performers and culturally associated acts. A highlight of the evening occurs when the New Year is rung in and the locals eat a grape for each ring of the bell.
Renting in Barcelona in Winter
If you are planning on visiting Barcelona during the winter then you are probably beginning to consider what rental agencies you can lease property from. Finding Holiday Apartments Barcelona can be a very easy process if you look to rent from a flexible agency such as ShBarcelona. A flexible agency has a selection of properties available to rent for periods of time that suit you, and this runs from a single day to a week, a month, a year and anything in between. ShBarcelona are particular worth checking out, as they are the current leaders in single month rentals, and also have property available to buy.