- By Kevin
- On Aug 22, 2017
- Travel Tips
Barcelona is the capital of the region of Catalonia, perched along the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea in northeastern Spain. This vibrant metropolis has been a prominent port for more than 2,000 years, evolving slowly into a buzzing mix of historic old neighborhoods and modern districts with upscale flair. Barcelona travel ideas, things to do in Barcelona recommended.
Best Time To Visit
July and August can get quite hot and humid, so the best time to go is early summer (May-June) and fall (September-October), when it’s pleasant and mild.
Barcelona has an excellent public transport network. Buy a T10 pass from any ticket machine to get ten one-way trips for $11. Alternatively, if you buy individual single tickets, they will cost $2.30. The passes are valid on all metros, buses, trains and trams operated by TMB, Renfe and FGC. Taxis in Barcelona are also cheap, hassle-free and easy to find.
August is the hottest month, with an average high of 74°F (24°C). January is the coldest month, with an average high of 49°F (10°C).
Know Before Visiting
Mealtimes in Spain can be confusing. Restaurants are generally open from 1:30 p.m. to 4.:00 p.m. for lunch, and from 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. for dinner. Many stores close for lunchtime siesta (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.), as well as on Sundays and public holidays. A lot of businesses close for the whole month of August.
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