Best Time to Visit Barcelona
It goes without saying that Barcelona is a great city to visit any time of year. There is always a buzzing atmosphere flowing through the city at all times. Everything is open all year round so don’t worry about missing out. Barcelona’s most famous attractions are arguably the architecture/ museums and of course the food. Lucky for us none of those activities have an ideal season to visit in. However, depending on what you’re looking for, different seasons might be better for some other activities/ events. Have a read to find out the best time to visit Barcelona!
The best time to avoid tourists and crowds in Barcelona would definitely be the winter season. A much quieter time in the city without all the tourists, however still a high level of energy and excitement. Even without tourists Spanish culture is very loud and bubbly, which is what makes anytime of the year a great time to visit Spain. The Christmas markets are an extremely popular activity during winter in Barcelona. Although not as cold as other Spanish cities, you can certainly feel the festive season in Barcelona’s warmer climate.
One of the reasons Spring is such a great time to visit Barcelona is because of the weather. The city reaches highs of 20C and lows of 16C, not too hot and not too cold. Just warm enough to visit the beach and some of the many rooftop bars in the city. Ideal temperatures for roaming the city, strolling through some of the older neighbourhoods making sure to keep an eye out for some of Gaudi’s pieces. The perfect time of year to really explore the city before it gets too sweltering. The spring season really does offer the perfect climate for Barcelona tourists.
If you’re looking for the party scene, Summer is the ideal time to visit. Barcelona is famous for the location of many of its nightclubs residing right on the beachfront. Summer is particularly popular for the variety of festivals going on in Barcelona. Some of the most popular festivals include: Primavera Sound, Pride Barcelona, Sala Montjuïc outdoor film festival, and Música als Parcs. Barcelona is such an inclusive city, the variety of types of festivals means that there is something that everyone will love!
The main attraction of Barcelona in fall is the commencement of the football season in August. If you’re looking to catch some FC Barcelona matches whilst also having some time to catch some rays on the beach, then September is the perfect month for a trip. The warm weather of fall also invites other outdoor activities, for example hiking and water sports. The views from The Bunkers of Carmel, Mt. Tibidabo and Montjuïc are all beautiful throughout the autumn season. It is still warm enough to try a water sport you haven’t considered yet, maybe kitesurfing or even paddle board yoga?
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