- By lisa
- On Nov 19, 2018
- Travel Tips
The chillier temperatures and frequent drizzle means you won’t be spending much, if any, time on the beach, but you will find a more romantic atmosphere with the opportunity to share an umbrella and cozy up to the one you love. To find the right Spain tours from Barcelona on the site and begin your trip there by our tips.
Barcelona Travel Seasons
High Season (May to Early September)
High season in Barcelona brings the hottest weather, the biggest crowds and the highest accommodation rates. July, and especially August, tend to be sweltering, and tourists spill out of every hotel, restaurant and attraction, with long lines just about everywhere. The advantages of traveling during this period are wonderfully long days, with the sun sticking around until around 9:30pm, and all of the attractions are sure to be open with the tourists out in full force.
This is also the perfect time to head to Barcelona's beautiful beaches and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy major festivals like Musica als Parcs, which features free concerts between June and August in various open-air venues throughout the city. Book the Best Hotels in Barcelona and the Best Family Hotels in Barcelona well in advance.
Shoulder Season (Late March to April and Late September to October)
The shoulder season can bring the best of both worlds, with a number of festivals held in the spring as well as the late summer/early autumn months, and crowds tend to be a bit thinner during this time as well, while the weather is often idyllic. Prices haven't yet hit their peak in early spring, and they begin to drop again in September when kids are back in school and the crowds abate.
Low Season (November to Early March)
During the low season, prices not only drop exponentially, especially for accommodation, but it's a great time to enjoy Barcelona without having to wait in long lines or fight for personal space. It's also the perfect excuse for taking things at a slower pace, occasionally stopping into a charming café for café con leche or churros with hot chocolate, rather than rushing from sight to sight.