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Things to Do in Barcelona in November

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This post covers the top 10 things to do in Barcelona in November, including evening, free, as well as family-friendly activities, updated for 2019.

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TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO

This top 10 list has concerts, football games, tours, and other fun things to do this month in Barcelona.


1) See a Major Concert

 Barcelona has several great artists and bands coming through this November.

If you’re looking for a big, exciting evening listening to your favorite voices - or your new favorite voices - you’re in luck. 

Click here to see all the concerts in Barcelona. And if you’re looking for other ways to spend an evening in the city, take a look at our full post on nighttime activities in Barcelona


2) Go to a Sporting Event

In November, you can find football, basketball, and extreme sports! This means there's a sporting event to suit all visitors this month.

 

 

Football (Soccer)

Basketball

Supercross

Xtreme sports fans will be excited to see the XFINITY series in Berlin for one night. The high-energy motocross races and tricks will be entertaining even for those who have never seen a supercross event before.

Taking a tour of the Camp Nou football stadium is a great idea for any football fan, and a hit with the kids! They’ll get to see behind the scenes.

Click here to find all the games and events in Barcelona.

For more fun ideas, check out our family-friendly section


3) Enjoy Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is famous all over the world for its gravity-defying performances. There are multiple shows with different themes by the same Cirque company. 

 

 

This show is Messi 10, named after the athletic inspiration for the choreography. It tells the story of the footballer's rise to success through dance, acrobatics, and colorful props and costumes.

The show runs from October through November 10, 2019.


4)  Assassin’s Creed Symphony

Video game fans, especially those who love Assassin's Creed, will enjoy this immersive experience with a live symphony playing the game's score.

 

 

It includes a massive, 80-piece orchestra as well as a choir, with visuals up on the screen to illustrate each character's journey.

The Assassin's Creed Symphony experience will be on November 23, 2019, at 20:30 (8:30 pm).


5) See Major Attractions

Lines tend to get very long to enter La Sagrada Familia, so we recommend a skip-the-line tour.

November also means the Picasso Museum should be less crowded! If you want to see multiple museums, the Barcelona Card is a great option and includes the Picasso Museum.

 

 

If you're looking for free attractions to see, check out the public spaces in Park Guell. This park has the famous mosaic-covered benches in a ticketed area, but most of the interesting spaces are free to explore. 

For more budget-friendly activities, check out our full article on free things to do in Barcelona


6) Go on a Sightseeing Tour

City Sightseeing Barcelona is one of the more well-known names to operate in the city.

They are a hop-on-hop-off style tour, which means you’ll get some great commentary on the way to popular sites and have the time to check them out on your own.

 

 

Of course, we recommend pay-what-you-like walking tours to start with.  

Another popular option is taking a boat tour. Speed boats are fun for the whole family!

For the adventurous, why not try a bike tour? Swimmers will enjoy this kayaking excursion to explore Barcelona’s coast.


7)  The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy is a night of making fun of traditional office and corporate stereotypes through original songs by an Irish band.

They've been performing for approximately 30 years, which is unsurprising. Let's face it - for anyone who has ever worked in an office, you know there is plenty of material to work with!

 

 

So, if you're looking for some laughs, head down to the Sala Apolo theatre on November 5, 2019.

That's when The Divine Comedy group will be bonding over the ridiculous things that happen in business through song.

NOTE: Kids under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


8) Queen Forever Tour

This Bohemian Rhapsody Tour is an excellent experience for Queen fans! The tribute band plays through Queen's most popular hits.

 

 

Reviews say that seeing Queen Forever is almost as good as seeing the real British rock band live, and that the lead singer is true to Freddie Mercury.

The show takes place on November 22, 2019 at 21:00 (9:00 pm). You can find tickets here.


9) Barcelona Jazz Festival

This jazz festival is an important event in the jazz world.

You can find workshops, concerts, and events from mid-October through December, with the heaviest concentration of events taking place in November 2019.

 

 

The concerts are a good mix of well-known artists and newer, rising bands. You can be sure to find a concert that fits with your schedule this month!

Find schedule and ticket details here.


10) Save Money with an Attraction Discount Pass

One of the easiest ways to save money when you want to see all the sites is by purchasing a discount pass!

They work by bundling admission tickets to take advantage of bulk discounts, which means you can get savings of up to 50% of retail prices.

 

 

Attractions Available for Discount Include:

  • Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour
  • Barcelona Bike Tour
  • Camp Nou Tour
  • Barcelona Zoo
  • L’Aquarium Barcelona
  • Picasso Museum
  • Park Guell’s Monumental Zone
  • Montserrat Morning Tour
  • Hard Rock Cafe

If you’re really looking to maximize the time you have in Barcelona, using a tourist pass is the best way to do that.

See our Barcelona Tourist Pass comparison here.

 


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
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