When to fly to Barcelona
Summer is peak season, however travellers planning cheap flights to Barcelona in August should note that many locals clear out of the city for the month. May, June, and September are great months to visit. The weather is warm but not overbearing.
There’s no real off season per se. Barcelona, between leisure and business travellers, is a four-season destination.
Barcelona has it all – history, culture, stunning architecture, beautiful beaches, exciting cuisine, one of the world’s biggest soccer clubs and a definite cool factor. On top of all this, Barcelona is home to some of the most enthusiastic party-goers on the planet. It’s no wonder that it is a regular in lists of must-visit cities. Happily, that means there are always plenty of cheap flights to Barcelona.
Two of Barcelona’s most famous artists are Pablo Picasso and Antonio Gaudi. Picasso lived in the city between his teenage years and early-20s. His museum is at 15-23 Montcada. There are 3,500 works there – sketches, collages and paintings. To see Gaudi’s work, look around the streets. The Sagrada Familia church is stunning, and unfinished. The other is Parc Guell. The rainbow-coloured architectural features bubble and morph and melt, the most famous is perhaps the smiling dragon that reclines on the stairs.
The climate is Mediterranean – hot summers and mild, damp winters. The hottest months are July and August. Temperatures average 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). The coldest months are January and February. Average temperatures are about 10 degrees (50F).
Public transportation is a great way to get around in Barcelona. Once you’re in an area, walking is a very nice way to explore. The metro is best and buses will take you to the airport and out from the centre of town. The double-decker Bus Turistic makes stops at popular tourist destinations in the summer.
Save some money by buying multiple-ride tickets. The Barcelona Card gets you discounts at various restaurants and tourist attractions. You can also rent mopeds and bicycles, or hail a taxi. Taxis are reasonably priced, but it’s always a good idea to make sure the meter is running. Note that night fares are more expensive.