Located in Catalunya, Barcelona is the most important city in the territory. One of the features that makes it special is that the city begins in the mountains and ends at the Mediterranean Sea. This geographic diversity makes Barcelona and its citizens very interesting and different.
The city, throughout its history, has harbored different cultures and all of them, have left their mark, especially in the architecture. The 1988 World Expo, held in Barcelona, helped the city get on the world's radar and managed to become famous. Now it is one of the favorite destinations for many people around the globe.
Barcelona’s most interesting aspect is its diversity, which you can see on every corner. It is a multifaceted city and this is in line with the way its looks, there are buildings dating from the Roman Empire, through the Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical style, to the Modernism, one of the most distinctive styles in Barcelona.
Each of its neighborhoods has a unique atmosphere and the scenarios are quite different: the Gothic, Raval, Barceloneta, Poblenou, Sarrià or Ciutat Vella neighborhoods and their people have unique features.
You will like Barcelona and you may even... from the many people who visit only a few want to leave.
Barcelona has Mediterranean weather. Thanks to being near the sea, the temperatures are moderate. Winters are mild with an average temperature of between 8 and 10 °C. And summers are hot, the heat during this time is about 25 degrees or more. Spring and autumn have mild weather although it usually rains the most during fall, but the rainfall is not storm-like. The temperature in both seasons is around 18°C, a little higher or lower depending on whether summer or winter is next.
When to go
Spring and fall. Barcelona is a great place to visit no matter the season, but the best time is probably spring and also early fall. These two seasons are those with milder temperatures. And notice that if you visit Barcelona during fall or winter you'll need an umbrella and a jacket. It doesn't pour, but it does rain a little, If you like heat, summer is also a good time to visit, it is also a good destination if you are looking for a mild winter. In short... Barcelona is a nice place to visit all year round. Easy!
Minimum 2-3 days. Barcelona is full of amazing things on every corner. If you want to have a rough idea, spend at least two nights in the city. Explore its neighborhoods, visit a museum, dine at a good restaurant and always observe...because everywhere and at all times there are things to see. And be warned: your first visit may be 3 days tops, but you'll want to return, time and time again.
Usually the stores open at 10 am and close at 08:30 pm. In some cases, they close from 2:00pm to 4:30p.m. Most businesses open on Saturdays but are closed on Sundays, except in touristic areas of the city where they usually remain open. Malls and luxury shops tend to close a little later, at about 10:00pm.