When you think about Barcelona you most likely think about Sagrada Familia and the other impressive Gaudí creations, history, amazing architecture and unexpected cultural diversity but, above everything, about long summer nights, relaxing days at the beach, tapas and sangria. Even though you are not far from the truth, Barcelona is without doubts a city worth visiting regardless of the season – the weather might get colder, the days – shorter and your tan might start to fade away, but the magic is never lost.
It may seem difficult to find coziness in a city where memories are made by the beach over a refreshing mojito or ice-cold sangria. However, spending a winter holiday in Barcelona might be one of your best destination picks.
Even if snow rarely falls in the city, holiday season is here as mesmerizing as it is in any snow-covered winter wonderland – all due to the sparkling array of Christmas lights that burst into color all over Barcelona every year.
This year, during the festive season, there will be special attention given to the cultural, gastronomic and commercial proposals that the less famous neighborhoods of Barcelona have to offer.
From Plaza Catalunya to Diagonal, the amazing Passeig de Garcia Street or wherever you find yourself in any of the 73 neighborhoods of the city, do your best not to miss out the charming Christmas lights. If you pair it with a hot cup of tea in a cozy tetería, some churros with hot chocolate on Petritxol Street or wondering around one of the Christmas markets that are open during the entire month of December, you have the key for an atypical, but sure to be remembered stay in beautiful Barcelona.