By Megan Millisky
1.6 million people call Barcelona home. For those who come to visit the city, there is plenty to do. Since it can be cool in November, there are fewer visitors. That gives winter travelers space to enjoy Barcelona's gardens and historic architecture. Warm up with jazz shows, or celebrate futbol at Camp Nou arena. Here are ten November options to create your dream getaway!
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1. MIRA Festival
November 5-9, find out what all the buzz is about the MIRA festival! This popular concert festival features top digital artists. Since 2011, MIRA has focused on the intersection of arts and digital culture. You can catch audiovisual shows, digital art installations, screenings, and workshops. Live music and art blend together in this gorgeous festival.
2. Creativa Barcelona
November 7-10, wander through Creativa Barcelona. This incredible event features workshops, exhibitions, contests, children’s areas, and fashion shows. Crafts are sold by bloggers and other vendors.
3. Ombra Festival
Barcelona is known for its music scene. Don’t miss out on the spectacular nightlife at Ombra Festival. November 29-30, experience musical styles like EDM, darkwave, and experimental. A large selection of talented musicians will perform at trendy venues around Barcelona such as Razzmatazz and Pable Nou.
4. Voll Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival
Through November, you have the chance to catch a concert at Voll Damm. This popular jazz festival features dozens of concerts throughout the month. So if you happen to get stuck with a day of bad weather, rest assured you’ll find some smooth jazz to immerse in.
5. Camp Nou
One of the best ways to absorb Spanish culture is by learning about futbol. Camp Nou is a world-famous futbol arena that can hold as many as 100,000 people! It’s one of the biggest stadiums in Europe. Go for a tour this November to beat the typical lines and see this huge arena.
6. Parc de Cuitadella
If you need a break from all that jazz music, enjoy the sounds of nature. Parc de Cuitadella is a must-see Barcelona site. In one convenient location, you can check out the Museu d’Art Modern, the Catalan Parliament or the Museu de Geologia. Don’t miss out on all there is to do this November.
7. In-Edit Beefeater Festival
Until November 3, check out this music documentary festival. Each year, the fest highlights some of the most interesting movies about musicians and the music industry.
8. Basilica of Sagrada Familia
One of the most important things to see in Barcelona is the Basilica of Sagrada Familia. While you can go year-round, November is a quiet time for tourism in Barcelona, and you may have a more enjoyable tour. This iconic basilica was built in 1882 and consecrated by the Pope in 2010.
9. Park Guell
Park Guell is a lovely public park and World Heritage Site. It’s one of the biggest symbols of modern architecture. = This lovely park features winding pathways full of greenery, sculptures, and mosaics by Antoni Gaudi. This November, take a stroll through a can’t-miss park.
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10. Cirque de Soleil: Messi 10
Named after the famous soccer player, this mind-blowing cirque runs through November 10. Dance, acrobatics, and colorful costumes tell the tale of Lionel Messi.