When is best time to visit Barcelona?

When is best time to visit Barcelona?

is the best month - in our opinion - but all times of year are nice to visit Barcelona.

It depends what you want to do and see in Barcelona so there is no "best time" to visit.

But September would be our favourite for the following reasons: beaches still open and water still warm for bathing, but because children back and school and adults back at work the beaches are empty. Same applies to sights. The weather is hot, but cooler and July and August and there are fewer crowds in the city. There is a big festival in Barcelona around 24th September which is nice if you want to see Catalan and Spanish culture. Avoid 11th September which is Catalan national day and not really of interest to tourists.

But all months are nice to visit so check our short recommendations from our team of local guides who live in Barcelona

Spring visit to Barcelona
Temperatures warm and mild. Usually sunny but sea water a bit chilly for swimming although beaches usually have services from mid-april
April and May are busy and around Easter

Summer visit to Barcelona
Bathing season and beaches are an added attraction. Weather is hot though especially in July and August which makes walking around the city a hot experience

Winter visit to Barcelona
Good time to visit if you want to focus mostly on exploring the city and visit historic buildings. Winter is low season (except Christmas) and the lines will be short Warning: it can be quite cold in winter, so dress accordingly. See our guides for Barcelona weather and what to wear 

Fall/autumn visit to Barcelona
As mentioned September is our favourite month and we also like October and November. October can still be warm. Sea water still ok but beach services will be closed. October and November don't get many visitors in general and weather is perfect for city sightseeing

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