Spain’s second largest city and the capital of the Catalunya region, Barcelona is a favourite destination for visitors. The influence of art and architecture on the city is legendary and Picasso, Gaudi and Miro have all made their mark.
The Sagrada Famiglia and Park Guell are a must for Gaudi fans, while the famous Las Ramblas in the Ciutat Vella or old town is the city’s liveliest street. National Geographic consider Barcelona to be the world’s number one beach city, and the season typically lasts from March till November.
Barcelona current water temperature is: 70°FThis water temperature is warm enough for water sports
Water at Barcelona’s beaches tends to be warm throughout the year with a low of 54 to 57F or 12 to 14C in March rising to a high of around 77 to 84F or 25 to 29C in mid August. Swimming is enjoyable throughout the year and surfing is possible at part of Barceloneta beach and at Bogatell beach. The warm waters mean that board shorts and a rash vest are normally enough, though you might prefer a light 5.3mm wetsuit for cooler, windy days.
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Best time to visit Barcelona
Barcelona enjoys a sunny, Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters. Rainfall is unusual in summer and moderate in winter, making the city the perfect year round destination. Visit between May and September for swimming, water sports, sailing and sunbathing. The best conditions for surfers are during the winter months, so pack your board and head to Barceloneta or Bogatell between October and March.
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The top attractions in Barcelona
The vibrant club scene in Barcelona makes the city a favourite with a young, cosmopolitan crowd who enjoy seeing top international DJ’s and musicians in exceptional venues. The city has something to appeal to everyone and a visit to La Sagrada Famiglia which is a UNESCO world heritage site is essential. Kids and art lovers alike will adore Gaudi’s magical Park Guell with its beautiful landscapes and sensational, quirky buildings.
See the Magic Fountain at La Plaça de Catalunya and shop in Spain’s most expensive and exclusive street, El Portal de l’Àngel. Be sure to take a stroll on the boardwalk at Barceloneta beach and take the Cable way up to Monjuic mountain for sensational views over the city.
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