Students who come to live in Barcelona arrive between the months of September or October depending on the start date of classes at the university. In the month of November all the students have already settled in their rooms in shared flats, they begin to know each other better and it is time to make plans together.
In today's post we recommend some ideal plans for students in Barcelona in November with which to surprise your roommates. Take advantage that the temperatures are still very pleasant in November, the city is less crowded with tourists and there are activities of all kinds to enjoy with other students who have come to live in Barcelona.
The month of November begins with the day of all saints. It is a date on which family members honor their dead and visit cemeteries to bring them flowers. But also the Castanyada is celebrated, a typical festival in Catalonia where families and friends gather to eat chestnuts and panellets, which are typical cupcakes made with almond and potato or sweet potato, covered with pine nuts, chocolate, almond ...
Although the castanyada has always been celebrated in Catalonia, the Halloween tradition begins to spread and if you are in Barcelona on that date you can disguise yourself and go to one of the parties that are celebrated throughout the city of Barcelona.
From the castanyada or Halloween we turn to live music at the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival. If you like jazz you can not miss the 50th Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival. Among the protagonists of this edition are Ambrose Akinmusire, Alfonso de Vilallonga, Antonio Carmona, Eliane Elías and James Rhodes.
Although most of the popular festivals celebrated in the different neighborhoods of Barcelona happen in summer, especially in August, in November the Sant Martí Festival is celebrated. The fiestas of the Sant Martí neighborhood combine local folklore with Catalan traditions. Your roommates and you can participate as a Barcelona player in the various activities of the Major Parties, such as the giant parade or the popular paella, admire the tricks of the castellers and move to the rhythm of Havana. You can also participate in the photo contest.
And we end the month of November approaching Christmas. The last week of November usually starts the lights of Christmas lights around the city. You can visit one of the most outstanding nativity scenes in Barcelona, ??which is the Santa Llúcia fair. It is organized every year in front of the cathedral of Barcelona, ??in the center of the city. There you can see the typical figurines of all the cribs, but also some “made in Catalunya” like the caganer, a shepherd who makes his needs behind the portal, or the Tió, a trunk with a face that drops gifts to children on Christmas Eve.
We hope you enjoy the month of November in Barcelona and that you take advantage, in addition to performing the activities that we have recommended, to visit the most tourist places taking advantage of the low season. You will avoid queues and you will be able to fully enjoy the most emblematic places in Barcelona.