Slow Barcelona in January

After the first week of January, which brings the end of Christmas celebrations, activity in such a lively city as Barcelona does not stop. Although its closeness to sea, its beach and its weather may lead you to think that winter is not a convenient moment to visit Barcelona, that is absolutely false. It is the moment to get to know a different city.

Barcelona offers a wide range of different places to visit and cultural events to attend during the first month of the year. From January 17 to January 24, the city celebrates Saint Anton Festivals. A festivity devoted to animals on whose first day carriages pulled by horses offer walks around different neighbourhoods of the city. It is a familiar celebration in which concerts, gastronomic fairs and traditions offer an Outlook of the most genuine and less touristic Barcelona.

Continuing with this philosophy of relaxation, it is ineludible to visit the so called ‘Mercat de la Terra’ (Terra Market). This cosy space offers a range of high quality vegetables, fruit, meat and fish, all of them selected by the Slow Food Movement.

Apart from that, January is an intense month for museums. Plenty of exhibitions take place during this month. Among them, the photo exhibition by Joan Fontcuberta in Àngels Barcelona Gallery, or the one entitled ‘Bosc Blanc’ by the artist Jaume Plensa are really worthwhile.

As in the rest of Spain, January is in Barcelona one of the sales periods (the other is in summer). This moment is the perfect opportunity to look round some of the coolest shops in the city and get high quality products at really affordable prices. Shops such as PicNic or Lagarta if you want to buy latest season clothes or Wer Haus, if you are to redecorate your house at the finest taste are necessary stops.

Enjoy a visit of the city of Barcelona, its mild weather, with an average temperature of about 13 degrees, which means that a jacket or a thin coat is the only warm clothing required. No need of huge suitcases containing thick coats. And do it in the most luxurious and comfortable way trusting our services at We will provide you with a different experience and a totally amazing perspective of Barcelona.

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