When is the best time to travel to Barcelona
What is Summer like in Barcelona?
Barcelona enjoys around six months of summer, from May to early October. July and August are the hottest, with temperatures easily reaching 30°C or higher during the day. It's also the city's busiest time. Much of Europe is on their summer holidays from July to September, so expect the attractions and beaches to be buzzing. Appropriate clothing: Shorts, t-shirts, dresses and skirts, beach-wear. Don't forget: Sunscreen and a hat for protection from the summer sun.
What is Autumn like in Barcelona?
Typically, autumn doesn't occur in Barcelona. However, the summer temperatures start to drop off from mid-October. Expect the mercury to average around 21°C. There will also be fewer sunshine days, with cloud and rain showers taking its place. While the cooler temperatures are welcome when sightseeing, it doesn't always make for ideal beach weather. Appropriate clothing: Shorts, dresses, and t-shirts for during the day, but warmer evening alternatives. Don't forget: A hat – there may still be clear days where the sun is strong.
What is Winter like in Barcelona?
The winters in Barcelona are pleasant and mild. From November through to January, temperatures range between 14°C and 16°C during the day and only get as low as 10°C in the evenings. Generally, it's a dry, fresh winter so you shouldn't need to worry about getting caught in a rain shower. Outer urban areas like Montjuic or Montserrat may experience early morning frosts. Appropriate clothing: Trousers, jeans, and jumpers. Don't forget: A jacket for cooler evenings or for heading up to mountainous areas.
What is Spring like in Barcelona?
From February through to June, the mercury slowly starts to rise. April and May are considered to be a great time to visit Barcelona. Temperatures range from 17°C up to 24°C and it's not too humid, so it's the perfect climate for walking and cycling tours. Head out to coastal Barceloneta or mountainous Monserrat and there may still be a cooler chill in the air, but nothing a jumper wouldn't fix. Appropriate clothing: Shorts, t-shirts, and long-sleeved shirts for the day, and trousers for the evening. Don't forget: Sunscreen and sunglasses.