What to wear in Barcelona in December

What to wear in Barcelona in December?

What's weather like in Barcelona in December


This page has tips for what to pack for visit to Barcelona in December. You might also be interested in our Barcelona Christmas Guide and Top 10 Barcelona attractions.

Barcelona in December is usually cold in the morning and evening but can be quite warm and pleasant during mid-day, so in general for a December and Christmas stay in Barcelona, pack light winter clothes clothes and include cap, scarf and gloves. 

Shorts are rarely worn in December but on a warm day at mid-day you can sometimes wear T-shirts in the sun.

Don't bother packing flip-flops and beach wear. It's too chilly for bathing and the beach services are not open. 

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. Cap, scarf and gloves.

Does it snow in Barcelona in December?

Snow and ice are very uncommon in Barcelona. The Montserrat mountain near Barcelona can sometimes get snow but only for a day or two every few years, so it is very rare to experience even as a local.

But it is cold at Montserrat and the Montserrat monastery which is at 736m altitude - it can be 10C colder than Barcelona city so wrap up warmly if you have booked a visit to Montserrat or to the Pyrenees mountains near Barcelona.

Where can I see snow in Barcelona in December?


Sometimes - not always - you can experience snow in Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains. For this book private day tours to Andorra - or rent a car.

What to pack for tours outside Barcelona?

It can be from much colder at inland locations or at higher altitudes like popular Montserrat mountain and basilica or the Pyrenees mountains, so pack thicker winter clothes like a fleece and cap, scarf and gloves, as it will be cooler than Barcelona and for visit to the Pyrenees mountains or Andorra in December through March wear warm waterproof winter boots. See Barcelona Day Tour ideas

Packing Tips December

A tip for visits to Barcelona in December is to pack clothes that don't look too touristy. It's a free world so wear what you want but looking like an obvious tourist can make you a easy target for Barcelona pickpockets. If you wear your normal clothes you are less likely to become a victim. Pickpockets are mostly around Barcelona tourist sights. We recommend that you read our guide about how to avoid Barcelona pickpockets for safety tips.

Dress code at night clubs  

Is there a dress code for Barcelona night clubs? Yes. 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.

Shopping in December

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 malls outside the city center.

For basic items like buying a last minute a golf 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.

El Corte Ingles has everything including a supermarket in the basement. For last minute sports items visit Decathlon in the gothic area.

Visit our Barcelona Events calendar to find December events

Related pages:


Barcelona weather
Where to stay in Barcelona
Best Day Tours from Barcelona
Shopping guide Barcelona
Christmas Barcelona

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Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2019 10:45