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What to wear in Barcelona in December? E-mail

What to wear in Barcelona in December?


Weather in Barcelona in December

Barcelona in December is usually cold in the evening but can be warm and pleasant during the day, so if you are staying in the city, then we recommend that you pack and wear light winter clothes for visits to Barcelona in December. This page has tips for what to pack for visit to Barcelona in December and you might also be interested in our Barcelona Christmas Guide and Guide to Top 10 Barcelona Attractions.


What is air temperature in Barcelona in December?

The air temperatures in the shade in December are from day temperature 13C/55F to night temperature 8C/46F.


What to pack for a visit to Barcelona in December?

Definately a warm jacket or fleece, long trousers or skirt and a sweater or cardigan. Shorts are not usually worn in December and flip-flops will also be cold.


Does it snow in Barcelona in December?

Snow and ice are very uncommon in Barcelona. Montserrat mountains gets snow for a day or two every few years, so it is very rare. But it is cold at Montserrat and the Montserrat monastery is at 736m altitude, so it can be 10C colder than Barcelona city. If you want snow then there is usually lots of snow in Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains.


What to pack for tours outside Barcelona?

If you are planning tours outside the city to inland locations at higher altitudes like nearby Montserrat mountain or the Pyrenees mountains, then pack thicker winter clothes and cap, scarf and gloves, as it will be cooler than Barcelona. Also for the Pyrenees mountains or Andorra pack warm waterproof winter boots.
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Packing Tip

A tip for visits to Barcelona in December is to pack clothes that don't look too touristy. Wear your normal clothes. Looking like an obvious tourist can make you a easy target for Barcelona pickpockets, who unfortunately bother tourists at Top Barcelona tourist attractions.



We recommend that you read our guide about how to avoid Barcelona pickpockets which has many safety tips about visiting Barcelona and leaving with all your possession intact. With a few simple precautions you should not have problems with pickpockets.



Is there a dress code for Barcelona night clubs?

Top Barcelona night clubs and have a strict dress code, so pack nice shoes, long trousers and a nice shirt or polo-shirt for the men and something elegant for the ladies.


If you need to buy something to wear that you forgot to pack at the last minute, then visit our Barcelona Shopping Guide where you can find tips on where to shop and where to find Barcelona shopping malls in the city. There are two big Barcelona outlet shopping malls outside the city center.

For basic items like buying last minute a polo shirt, a dress shirt or black shoes, then the most convenient place is probably El Corte Ingles department store on Barcelona's central square Plaça de Catalunya. They have everything and El Corte Ingles has a supermarket in the basement.

Visit our Barcelona Events calendar to find December events



Related pages:

Barcelona Weather
Where to stay in Barcelona
Best Day Tours from Barcelona


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