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Best Times to Visit Barcelona

The best time to visit the Barcelona is from May to June when balmy temperatures in the low to mid 70s mesh with a flurry of festivals that trumpet the advent of summer. The actual summertime is sticky with humidity — locals leave their beloved city in droves to catch a breeze somewhere else. They come back for the fall when the average highs drop back into the 70s.

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May-June

This short spring season is the ideal time to visit. Pleasant temperatures in the low to mid 70s are accompanied by several carnivalesque festivals and a somewhat emptied out city. Plus, you'll revel in knowing that you snuck in and enjoyed Barcelona before the summertime tourist rush.

Key Events:  

  • Verbena de Sant Joan (June)
  • Sónar (June)

July-August

Summer constitutes the high tourist season; temperatures, humidity and prices (on everything from airfare to hotels) are also at their highest. And August sees tons of Catalans leaving for month-long vacations in more temperate spots.

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September- December

The tourist season slows and hotel rates fall a little bit. Average high temperatures are in the 60s and 70s, but October does see some rain.

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January-April

You'll find some great deals if you travel at this time of year, but it will be a little chilly. Average temperatures range from 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. But then again, you won't experience the hassle of elbowing your way through picture-taking tourists at the Parc Güell or Sagrada Familia.

Key Events:  

  • Three Kings Day (January)
  • Holy Week (March-April)

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