Weather in August of Barcelona
August is the hottest month of the year in Barcelona. Minimum temperature is about 23 during the night and 31 degrees over the day. A high humidity during the summer let you sweat. So this is the reason why a lot of companies offer siesta to their employees. That means they only work 6 hours per day or have a long lunch break. So as the locals, this month is made for nice beaches, pools and indoor activities. So we present you the best Barcelonas Summer Activities for the hot August.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
The 1990 founded National Art Museum persuaded with its beautiful collections from the Middle Ages over the industrial time to the present. With its world wide biggest collection of romantic masterpieces, the Der Palau Nacional it self looks like a palace and was build 1929 for the world exposition 1929/30.
A nice addition you have to pay nothing in the month of august.
Mirador del Palau Nacional, 6
Free in August
Gaudi Exhibition Center
The Gaudi’s Exhibition Center is a unique look back at the architectural masterpiece that Gaudi’s left to the world. This must see exhibition shows his private life and work as analog and digital models and goes further more over his published and unpublished work. For everyone who is interested in architecture this museum is a must see attraction.
Pla de la Seu, 7 (Delante de la Catedral de Barcelona)
Museu d’Història de Catalunya
The museum has an extensive collection of objects, settings and historical recreations through which it narrates the history of the Catalan community in a simple and enjoyable way.
The visit takes you from the Palaeolithic to the 20th century, reviving different historical stages along which it is possible to grind wheat as the Iberians did, try on a medieval armour or take a tram from those that circulated in Barcelona in the 1920s.
Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, Barcelona
Museu Maritim de Barcelona
In a port city like Barcelona, it’s a must see to go in a maritime museum like Museu Maritim de Barcelona. The museum is located at the Port of Barcelona and is housed in the old shipyards of Barcelona. It is dedicated to the history of the shipyard, shipbuilding and shipping. At the centre of the exhibition is a fantastic replica of a royal war galley.
Av. de les Drassanes, s/n, 08001 Barcelona
With its 7 beaches – which extend over more than 4 km – Barcelona has turned towards the sea since the Olympic Games in 1992. Barcelona, in contrast to most other metropolises, can offer both a cultural visit and a beach visit on the same day.
In the warmer months the stay at the city beach of Barcelona is a part of the life feeling of the locals. Once you have arrived at the water, there is a lot to know and perhaps some information is helpful. Therefore we give you a short list with the best one and where they are. All of the are good reachable with Metro: Barceloneta L4 (Yellow Line).
Barceloneta is the first of the Barcelona beaches and can therefore be quite busy during the summer months.
There are many things you can do besides swimming on the beach. Wind- and kitesurfing are popular. You can also enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the many beach bars.
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 16, 08003
Bogatell is a quieter beach than Barceloneta or Sant Sebastià. It is also a little further from the centre and family friendly.
Here there are different sports possibilities like: Table tennis, fitness installations, football and beach volleyball courts.
Paseo Maritimo del Bogatell, s/n, 08005 Barcelona
Sant Sebastià Beach
Sant Sebastià beach is next to the famous W-Hotel, which is a modern Landmark and an addition to the traditional skyline of the district of Barcaloneta. Due to its shape it looks like a blue sail in the waterfront of Sant Sebastià beach. Through the many services like bars and restaurants it’s a comfortable beach in Barcelona.
Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19, 21, 08039 Barcelona
Accommodation nearby: If you want to stay near the beaches take a look at these holiday rentals
Barcelona Summer Activities in august, offers its visitors a fantastic Mediterranean coastal landscape due to its location. In addition to the sea, the Catalan capital also has magnificent swimming pools, which can sometimes even be described as somewhat unusual.
If you’re looking for some refreshment during your stay after roaming the historic streets of Spain’s sun-drenched second largest city, then here are a few suitable places.
Avinguda Miramar, 31, 08038 Barcelona
Club Natació Atlètic at Barceloneta
Club Natació Atlètic at Barceloneta is right next to the Barceloneta beach and in aline with the water front of the mediterranean sea.
Plaza del Mar, s/n, 08003 Barcelona
Lago de la Creueta del Coll
The swimming pool Lago de la Creueta del Coll is located in the district of Gracia on the foothill of Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola. Which limits Barcelona in the direction of the inland. In addition, there are a lot of hammocks and umbrellas installed and free for the use of visitors.
Mare de Dèu del Coll, 77, 08032 Barcelona