Barcelona has one of the best climates in Europe thanks to its location in the north of Spain by the Mediterranean sea. It’s a beautiful city no matter what time of the year you visit, but once spring arrives, you can begin to take off your coat. Spring has arrived and it’s an ideal time to visit Barcelona if you’re not a fan of sweltering heat, but like warm/cool climates. You can sit out on your terrace in one of the Barcelona hotels within the city. So if you’re in Barcelona during spring, here are some of the things you can do during this time.
Things To Do In Barcelona During Spring
Rent a bike
Rent a bike and ride along the maritime area of the city. Strolling along the waterfront in Barcelona is already a treat itself, but on bicycle the experience is even better. Barcelona is a city well suited for cycling so you can experience all of the seafront in one day. As you pass by the many beaches, you can make note of which one looks the most interesting to you and come back later to spend a nice and relaxing time there. You could even stop at one of the chiringuito bars if you don’t mind paying a tourist premium for drinks…But be responsible; don’t drink and drive.
Parc de la Ciutadella
Relax in the Parc de la Ciutadella and visit the zoo. The Ciutadella park is one of the most beautiful in the Catalan capital, just as beautiful as Parc Güell (though much more traditional). It’s also one of the largest parks, you could have a picnic, or just relax on the grass and take in the nature. Afterwards you should visit the Zoo of Barcelona, where you can see over 2,200 animals from different parts of the world. They also put on dolphin shows, which would make for a great day out with a partner or kids.
Have some tapas at Bar Tomás. Lets face it, by now, we all know it’s an extremely touristic thing to do, but never-the-less you’ll want to sample tapas during your time here in Barcelona. The bar is famous for its ‘Patatas Bravas‘ a traditional Spanish dish of fried potatoes usually served in a spicy tomato sauce, though here they have a Catalan twist, where a Garlic mayonnaise is used instead. This bar is very popular amongst locals too, so you might want to eat outside in the springtime sun.
Dine on the terrace of Enrique Granados. This pedestrianized area is a luxury to visit, especially when the weather in the evening permits you to sit outside and eat on one of the many great restaurant’s terraces located in the area. From cupcakes in Barcelona, to Italian food, there are many great restaurants along this street.
Harriet Freeman is a travel specialist for OK Apartment Barcelona, an apartment rental agency that specialises in accommodation in Barcelona.
Gaudí’s works are an all-year round experience. These ideas are specifically for spring ;-)
But yes to make things clear; definitely check out Gaudí’s works too!! Parc Guell, Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and Casa Batlló are all part of the standard tourist itinerary that you should follow!
Gaudi’s work sure is an all-year round attraction in Barcelona.
I can’t believe seeing Gaudi’s work is not included here! If there’s only one thing I can do in Barcelona, that would be it :)
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