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What to wear in Barcelona in November

What to wear in Barcelona in November

Are you wondering what to wear in Barcelona in November? We cover everything you need to add to your what to pack for Barcelona in November list to help you deal with the Fall weather, dress for Barcelona dress codes and more.

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Weather in Barcelona in November

Although November is still Fall in Barcelona you will find that the weather is getting more Wintery.

How cold is Barcelona in November ?

Couple on street in Barcelona in November
What to wear in Barcelona in November

Although moving towards Winter, the temperatures in Barcelona in November aren’t freezing by any considerations.

On average the temperatures in Barcelona in November however between 18°C/64.4F and 12°C/53F.

However it can still feel a bit chilly. For this reason layers and a jacket are a good idea for Barcelona in November.

Note: if you want to know how best to pack a capsule wardrobe for Barcelona be sure to check out our packing techniques:

Note: the weather between months changes quite dramatically in Barcelona and between regions in Spain. Therefore if your trip spans a couple of months then please be sure to check out our other monthly:

And if you are traveling to other regions on your trip be sure to check out our other Spanish city and Spain guides:

And be sure to also check out our what not to wear in Spain guide too which will help you not look like a tourist or make any fashion faux pas while traveling.

Does it rain a lot in November in Barcelona?

Although visiting Barcelona in November will reward you with lower crowds, it will also increase your chances of seeing rainfall on your vacation. November isn’t usually as rainy as October though and averages around 5 days of rain.

Therefore we recommend including a compact travel umbrella with you if you are visiting the city in November.

What to Wear in Barcelona in November

Best Shoes for Barcelona in November

For me it is easy to overpack on the shoe front, however for Barcelona in November I recommend packing two pairs of shoes one for daytime and one for evenings.

The shoes we recommend packing are:


Sneakers are the best shoe for Barcelona in November. The reason is because you will be doing a lot of walking in Barcelona and as a hilly city, you will need good shoes.

My favorite brand of sneakers for walking are Hoka and AllBirds, however you also can’t go wrong with a plain white sneaker as they go with everything. One of my favorite pairs of white sneakers is the Adidas Cloud Foam shoes.

Ankle Boots 

On top of sneakers I recommend packing some ankle boots too. These are better for evenings in the city and are good for walking in the rain too.

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What to Wear in Barcelona in November for women

Woman in Parc Guell Barcelona in November
What to wear in Barcelona in November

Skirts and dresses

As I have mentioned before, in Barcelona really anything goes so select skirts and dress types that you are most comfortable in.

The only place where you will have to be careful in the type of skirt or dress you wear is at the Sagrada Familia which requires a modest dress code i.e. shoulders and knees covered for entry.

For this reason I usually stick with a maxi dress with a sleeve or a midi length skirt or dress that can be worn with sneakers or with boots and tights depending on the weather.

And if you are wearing a dress in the evening in Barcelona in November then I would also pair a pair of tights to pair with it.

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Trousers are a great pick for Barcelona in November. Jeans are a great choice at this time of year as the weather has cooled enough to be comfortable in them.

T Shirt

For Fall I recommend packing a mix of short and long sleeve t shirts.

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A loose blouse works perfectly for warmer days and cooler nights. And something with a longer sleeve is better for Barcelona in November than a short sleeve one.

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As it can be cool in Barcelona during November we recommend having a couple of weight layers with you. Usually for November I will have a cardigan, a hoodie and a jacket with me for a week in Barcelona in November.


A pashmina should be on your Barcelona packing list whatever the month of travel . It is just such a versatile accessory.

It can act as a scarf or extra layer on cooler evenings and can help make your outfit more modest for visits to places such as the Sagrada Familia. Shop pashminas here.

PJs or Nightie

Underwear and Socks

Goes without saying.


Sunglasses are essential in Barcelona even in Fall.

What to pack for Barcelona in November for Men

The rules for a packing list for Barcelona for men is pretty much the same as those for women as the key to packing for November is having lots of light layers.

Therefore key pieces in your Barcelona Mens Packing list have to be:


As with the packing list for women, chinos and jeansare perfect for Barcelona in November as they are the perfect weight for the weather. Click here to shop men’s travel trousers.

T Shirts and Shirts

A mix of short sleeve and long sleeve t shirts are perfect for sightseeing in this month.

However for evenings I would recommend having a button down shirt if you are planning on going to a nicer sit down restaurant.


As it can be cool in Barcelona during November we recommend having a couple of weight layers with you. Usually for 1 week in Barcelona in November we recommend a smart jumper, a casual hoodie and a jacket.


An essential no matter the month but particularly essential for October.

Underwear, Socks and Pjs

What Else to Pack for Barcelona in November

So now you know what to pack for Barcelona in November in terms of clothes and shoes, we will turn our attention to non clothing essentials.

  • Sunscreen
  • Universal travel Adaptor  – For my American readers you will need an EU Type C Country plug adapter
  • Power Pack / Battery recharger
  • Crossbody bag – one with plenty of zips that can put off pick pockets is best. Unfortunately there are some issues with pickpockets in Barcelona as there are in many big cities that are tourist attractions. I am not saying this to scare you but because I really think careful bag selection is important for Barcelona.
  • Compact Travel umbrella.
  • camera – it is a beautiful city you will want to take lots of photographs
  • Toiletries – for our full toiletries packing list check out this post.

FAQs about November in Barcelona Packing List

People in Barcelona Market in November
What to pack for Barcelona in November

Should I take swimwear for Barcelona in November?

Although when I think about Barcelona I think about beaches, the truth is that it is, for most people too cold to swim in Barcelona in November. And even if you are staying with in a hotel with a pool, it is likely to have been closed for the season. So unless you are a very brave swimmer, you can leave the swimwear at home for Barcelona in November.

What to wear to dinner in Barcelona in November?

Barcelona is a great foodie city so it is not a surprise that many people worry about what to wear to dinner in Barcelona.

However it really depends on the type of restaurant you are going to as to the dress code. For tapas you can usually dress casually to smart casual while in the higher end Michelin starred restaurants you are more likely to see smart casual dress.

I personally either wear jeans (for tapas) or smarter trousers and blouse or a dress with tights and boots for going out to dinner in Barcelona in November.

What would you add to this Barcelona November Packing List?