When to go…
Barcelona has a Meditteranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers. It can get pretty hot during summer months (up to 40ºC) but given the accessibility of the city’s beaches, parks, and watering holes, it’s never too difficult to find a place to cool off.
In the spring and autumn months short-sleeves can be comfortably worn both during the daytime and evening. And, because Barcelona is such an outdoor city, cafe and restaurant terraces are often packed with people taking in the winter sunshine up until and beyond Christmas.
Average daily temperatures:
Jan 13C Feb 14C Mar 16C Apr 18C May 22C Jun 26C
Jul 28C Aug 29C Sep 25C Oct 22C Nov 16C Dec 12C
Barcelona is host to numerous cultural and sporting events and these tend to inflate costs slightly and limit availability. Events to be aware of include the Spanish Grand Prix, the World Motorcycling Championships, the Sonar & Primavera sound music festivals and the GSM mobile phone conference. See our ‘What’s On’ section to find out what is going on right now in Barcelona.