1. Go to the theatre
The English-language theatre scene in Barcelona has never been so interesting. This month, Jocular Theatre presents its 17th production, Almost, Maine, a witty, romantic comedy by John Cariani. You can catch this collection of nine vignettes at Teatre Almeria in Gràcia. See the website for more details.
2. Take refuge
Go underground at the Refugi 307 in Poble Sec, and travel back in time with a visit to one of the city’s largest air raid shelters, dating from the Civil War. Accessed from Carrer Nou de la Rambla, the shelter is comprised of nearly 400 metres of tunnels excavated from the Montjuïc mountainside. Guided tours in English are given at 10.30am on Sundays. More information can be found here.
As the nights get colder, life gets harder for the city’s homeless. Founded by three foreign women, Esperança is a group of volunteers that prepares and delivers food to the homeless. They are always in need of people to help out. See their Facebook page for more details.
4. Have a winter cocktail
It’s time to get cosy inside and enjoy Barcelona’s burgeoning reputation for excellent cocktails, with plenty of rum and spice to warm you up on a cold evening. Try one of our favourites:
5. Run a mile
Another month, another 10k run to tempt you off the sofa. On November 22nd, join thousands of runners as they take to the streets for the 92nd Jean Bouin race, the oldest road race in Spain, with both five- and ten-kilometre routes available. More information can be found here.