What to wear in Barcelona in December

What to wear in Barcelona in December?

What's the weather like in Barcelona in December

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

Barcelona in December is cold in the morning and evening, so pack light but warm clothes. If you are going on day tours to indland regions or high mountain areas, then bring a winter jacket and boots.

It 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 for windy days. 

Shorts are very rarely worn in December so don't pack shorts, but on a warm day at mid-day you can only wear T-shirts in the sun - but have a fleece handy.

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


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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. You are very unlikely to see snow in the city

Does it snow at Montserrat near Barcelona?

The breathtaking Montserrat mountain near Barcelona can sometimes get a few inches of snow but only for a day or two once a year, so it is very rare to experience snow at Montserrat, even for a local. But, it is cold to visit Montserrat in winter. The Montserrat monastery is at 726 m / 2381 ft altitude and can be 10C / 50F colder than Barcelona city, so dress warmly if you have booked a tour to Montserrat - and dress very warmly if you have booked a tour to Andorra in the Pyrenees mountains near Barcelona.

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Where can I see snow in Barcelona in December?

It's very unlikely you'll see snow in Barcelona. You can only be sure of snow in Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains in December. For this book a private Andorra day tour - or rent a car.

What to pack for tours outside Barcelona?

It can be much colder at inland locations and at higher altitudes like the popular Montserrat mountain. For inland tours we recommend you dress warmly in a fleece, warm jacket, warm cap, scarf and gloves. To visit the Pyrenees mountains, take it up to winter gear and also bring waterproof winter footwear. It can be very sub-zero with snow.

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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 regular clothes you're less likely to become a victim. Pickpockets mostly operate around Barcelona top tourist sights. We recommend that you read our safety guidelines about how to avoid Barcelona pickpockets.

Dress code at night clubs  

Is there a dress code for Barcelona night clubs? Yes. Top Barcelona night clubs have a strict dress code, so men should consider pack nice shoes, long trousers, a nice shirt or polo-shirt for and ladies something stylish and elegant.

Shopping in December

For last minute shopping, 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 golf shirt, dress shirt or 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. For last minute sports items or winter gear, 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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