high season: March to August
low season: November to February
shoulder season: September to October
Weather InformationLocated along the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona enjoys mild temperatures year-round. Summers are dry and warm, with average highs in the 80s, and August can be particularly hot. Average winter high temperatures drop into the 50s, and rain is common. Spring and fall are pleasant, with average highs in the 60s and low 70s.
Crowd InformationBarcelona gets very crowded during summer, but major events throughout the year also attract visitors, including Carnaval (this website in Catalan only) in February, the Grec Festival from June through August, Festa Major in August, and La Mercè (this website in Catalan only) in September.
Closure InformationMost major hotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year, but some smaller establishments outside of the old town may close on Sundays.
When to SaveThe most expensive time to visit Barcelona is during the summer when the city is crowded with visitors. Winter is the least expensive time to go, especially in January and February, when there is plenty of availability.
Information provided by the Tourist Office of Spain