Destination guide: Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain and Europe.
Barcelona offers an endless number of tourist attractions, such as the Gothic Quarter (where civic activities are carried out and where you can visit the remains of an ancient wall built during the Romen Empire), Gracia Street (built by Gaudi, who infused the city's streets with a touch of Modernism), the Olympic Port and, of course, the nightlife that makes this city so much fun.
Plan your trip to Barcelona and get ready to enjoy the mildness of its Mediterranean climate, the charm of its historical sites and a diverse cultural scene.
Barcelona - Weather Overview
Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with cool winters and hot summers. July and August are the most torrid months, when highs can reach 37°C. The seaside location promotes humidity, but sea breezes can bring relief. A hotel room with a fan or air conditioning can make all the difference to a good night’s sleep.
In the depths of winter, especially in February, it gets cold enough (average lows of 6.7°C) for you to wish you had heating in your room, but by March things begin to thaw out. January tends to be sunny, though not warm.
Rainfall is highest in autumn and winter. During September and into October the city often gets a wash down in cracking thunderstorms.
As Barcelona is downwind from the Pyrenees, cold snaps are always on the cards and the April–May period is particularly changeable. At its best May can be the most pleasant month of the year – clear and fresh.