Barcelona is a wonderful city that has it all. Activities for young, seniors, families with children, couples, singles, groups of friends, executives … Here are the Top 10 reasons to visit Barcelona.

1. Barcelona Weather

Barcelona has a privileged location that gives it a fairly mild climate throughout the year. The coldest time of year is usually from December to February, in which the average temperature is between 10 and 12ºC. Spring and fall are pleasant, with average temperatures ranging between 15 and 21ºC. As of May the temperature rises and stays there until the end of September. The hottest month is usually August, with an average of 29ºC.

2. Barcelona Architecture

Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism, and lived and worked here some of the most important exponents of this architectural movement, like the famous Antoni Gaudí. Because of this, it is not uncommon to walk down any street of the famous district of Eixample and find a modernist house on any block. In addition, Barcelona also has other major not-modernist works, such as its Gothic cathedral, or the famous Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, and all this without counting the ultra-modern buildings that have been built in recent years in the 22@ district that concentrates most of the technological buildings of the city. The most impressive works that we recommend are: the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Parc Güell, the Agbar Tower.

3. Cultural activities in Barcelona

Barcelona has become a very cosmopolitan city, so you can constantly find artistic and cultural exhibitions throughout the city. As if this were not enough, there are a lot of Art Galleries in Barcelona, not to mention the many museums, most notably the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona), the Picasso Museum, Miró Foundation and the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya). In addition, the city is constantly visited by great exponents of world music, from the most delicate classical music and operas, to the singers and fashion groups.

4. Barcelona Gastronomy

The local cuisine is varied and includes dishes originating from both Catalonia and the rest of Spain. The majority of Catalan cuisine is based on the Mediterranean diet, whose main characteristic is the high use of vegetables, bread, cereals and olive oil. One of the most unique and exclusive dishes of this region are the calçots (spring onions), which can be found in late winter and early spring. If you come to town and want to enjoy good food, we recommend some tapas restaurants in Barcelona.

5. Nightlife in Barcelona

Barcelona has an impressive nightlife and is almost impossible not to find a bar or a place to go any weekday evening. Most of the local favorites of tourists are in the old town of Barcelona and the Port Olympic, but certainly the most fashionable district for a night out is El Born. In the city you will find something for everyone, even if you are interested in sex tourism.

6. Events in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the world’s favorite city for congresses and events worldwide, so you’ll usually find a fair, congress or festival taking place in the city. Some of the most famous are the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the Sonar festival, the Grand Prix of Spain F1 and the Primavera Sound Festival.

7. Barcelona Beaches

Barcelona has over four kilometers of beaches, which are flooded with visitors during the summer, because of its easy access from anywhere in the city, and for the wide range of recreational activities that are located around them. Barcelona has 7 beaches, you can find more info about them in our guide to Barcelona beaches. Barcelona also has two ports, which makes it a great place from which to take a cruise, either through the Mediterranean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean.

8. Mountains in Barcelona

Barcelona has two mountains where several tourist attraction can be founds: the Tibidabo and Montjuïc. Both mountains offer spectacular view points where you can enjoy beautiful views of the city, both during the day and night. In Montjuïc you’ll find a wide range of outdoor venues, like the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Mossèn Costa i Llobera and the Gardens of Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer. This hill also houses most of the sports facilities of the Olympic Games of 1992. Tibidabo, on the other hand, is home to the beautiful Temple of the Sacred  Heart and an amusement park. From Tibidabo it is also possible to start mountain trails for walks and cycling.

9.  Attractions near Barcelona

Barcelona is located so perfectly that you will be able to easily travel to other cities and nearby attractions. Some of the most famous areas around Barcelona are  the Monastery of Montserrat, the Port Aventura amusement park in Costa Dorada, the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava, or you can even take a  wine route around the Penedès area. The easiest way is to rent a car in Barcelona, and drive a few miles to find a new world full of possibilities and options for everyone.

10. Barcelona Fashion

Barcelona is one of the most Trendsetter cities, in many areas, such as fashion, digital art, technology, etc., So it is also a popular destination for students from all over the world to not only learn Spanish in Barcelona, but to mix in with the great creative and innovative environment that surrounds the city. The city is also home to major events related to the world of fashion, like the famous Bread & Butter which, after its departure back to Berlin, has been replaced by a showcase called The Brandery.

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