Barcelona boasts of a mild climate throughout the year. During spring, although the temperature is warmer the city is not as busy as the summer months making it an ideal time to visit the city. With plenty of day trips and outdoor tours, spring is the perfect time for you to have fun in Barcelona. Let us take a look at 10 things to do in Barcelona in springtime.
If you are a music lover, you will be interested in the various international music festivals that take place in the city during this time of the year. You can find some explosive music coming your way. For music lovers, this is easily the best time of the year to be in Barcelona. When music is around, flowers cannot be far away! You can take a day trip to Girona which is outside Barcelona where an annual flower festival takes place. You can take a train from the city to this colorful region which is brought to life with flowers of all sizes and shapes and colors. You can also get free admissions to various parks and gardens during the festival.
While music and flowers can kindle your romantic side, El Corte Inglés is the most popular run in Barcelona that can bring your sporty side out. This annual 10K spring run starts and ends at Plaza Catalunya and usually attracts a big crowd. If you prefer something a little faster, there is always the annual Spanish Formula One Grand Prix. You can catch the speed junkies when they whiz past you in the tracks of Circuit de Catalunya. When you enjoy such outdoor activities, you can also relish the season’s finest Mediterranean cooking and the Catalan dishes around Barcelona and in the many beaches that surround the city. Barcelona is also famous for its numerous street food festivals that offer incredible international cuisine.
If you want to have some pristine traditional fun, then the Easter week which is also called as “Semana Santa” in Spain, is the best event for you. It is peppered with colorful processions and parades around almost every corner of the city. Some of the notable parades are “Virgen de la Macarena” and “El Paso de la Borriquita”. Another festival which attracts thousands to the streets is the “La Feria de Abril” where you can catch a glimpse of professional flamenco dancers in action. If you happen to be in Barcelona during Valentine’s Day, you can take part in “La Diada de Sant Jordi” which is Barcelona’s version of the Valentine’s Day.
Be it a weekend sojourn or a trip extending the entire spring season, you can take the maximum advantage of this beautiful city and the fabulous season by soaking in the sun and the atmosphere around you and by participating in the events that excite you the most.