- By lisa
- On Nov 19, 2018
- Travel Tips
The best time to go Barcelona, for those who also want to enjoy pleasant sightseeing and the beaches, is arguably in September or May, though you'll have a good time during any month in between as well. Most matches are played around the weekends, so plan accordingly. Choose the best time with Barcelona Spain tours for a comfortabel holiday there nowdays.
Best Time for Beaches in Barcelona
Barcelona summers tend to be hot and humid, making it a perfect time for the beach, though not the best time to be wandering around the city. Of course, this also means practically everyone else is handing to the beaches too, so they can be very crowded – and, while the water is clear and the sand is clean in the morning, by the end of the day, both can get a bit littered.
As the water temperature is most comfortable from swimming from around the end of May through mid- to late- September, your best bet for fewer crowds and optimal conditions can usually be found by going early or late in the season, in May or September.
visit Barcelona on local Festivals
If you're hoping to attend one of the city's big festivals, you'll need to arrive sometime between late spring
and early autumn, with the majority of Barcelona's larger festivals taking place then, including the world's
biggest indie and alternative music festival, Primavera Sound, held in late May or early June.
The nine-day Festa Mayor de Gracia is hosted in August, while the grandest fiesta of the year is the four-day Festes de la Merce in September, which honors the city's patron with a run, harbor swimming race and all sorts of concerts, parades, Catalan dances and feasts. Of course, when major festivals are held, expect the crowds to be
thick, though many feel that just makes it even more fun and exciting.
Best Time for an FC Barcelona Game
Barcelona hosts one of the best football teams in the world, FC Barcelona, and many feel a trip to the city wouldn
't be complete without visiting the team's famous stadium. While tours are available, the best way to experience it is by catching a game. The schedule is set every year around mid-July, and matches usually start in late August and end in late May, with a winter break around the Christmas and New Year holidays.