One Winter’s Day in Barcelona ~ A Photo Journal

I love Barcelona in winter. In many ways I think it’s my favourite time to be here.

Barcelona cathedral and torre agbar tower

Words & photos by Ben Holbrook, December 2017

Temperatures hover around 16°C (61°F), which means you aren’t likely too spend to much time at the beach or go swimming in the sea.

But with the powder blue skies and gentle rays soaking into your bones, there’s still plenty to lift your spirits.

Panoramic views across Barcelona from the MNAC (Palau Nacional Museum of Catalan Art) in Barcelona

Get some sun on those buns…

Tourists in Barcelona at Christmas time

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Winter in Barcelona

Doing the December dance

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

MNAC – National Museum of Catalan Art

Horse riding in Montjuic Barcelona

Striding home for Christmas

The best thing of all is the fact that the maddening crowds of summer are nowhere to be found. And those who do visit at this time of year, the ones who I see quietly contemplating the warmth and ethereal light, remind me just how pleasant this part of the world is to be at this time of year.

 Torre Telefónica, Montjuic, Barcelona

From tiny acorns do mighty oaks grow – Torre Telefónica

La Caseta del Migdia, Montjuic, Barcelona

Clifftop tapas at La Caseta del Migdia, Montjuic

Ben Holbrook Travel Photographer - Barcelona, Spain

A shadowy self portrait

People lay out on the grass, puckering their faces up to the sun as it seeps through their eyelids. They walk hand-in-hand and stop for frosty kisses and hot cups of coffee, waiting for the sunset. And it doesn’t disappoint – there’s a coolness about it. Shifts of pink and violet fall over the city, before dissolving to hues of bleached blue and star dust.

Barcelona Skyline Photography -by Ben Holbrook

Big blue Barcelona

Torre Glories, (aka Torrer Agbar) Barcelona

Torre Glories

Barcelona at Christmas

Stripes and Santa

Views of La Sagrada Familia at sunset in Barcelona

Golden hour drenching La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona Cathedral at dusk

barcelona cable car mountain

Barcelona's iconic cable car at sunset

A merry Christmas indeed.


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