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Thinking about travelling to Barcelona? Wondering when would be the best time for you? Depending on whether you like mild temperatures or if you like it hot, hot, hot, whether you're into huge music festivals or you prefer smaller local celebrations, we give you a bit of guidance so you can decide which time of year is the best time to visit Barcelona for you.
All year round you can expect fairly moderate temperatures, which makes Barcelona a great destination for walking around and exploring all the top attractions and things to do. The city is fulled with lovely squares and terraces where you can sit outside and eat or drink. Spring is when these outdoor activities are in full bloom, and the lead-in to the music festival season in late spring and summer, when it becomes the favourite time of year for sun worshippers at the beach. Autumn finds things calming down a bit after the heat and crowds of summer and you can enjoy seasonal treats like roasted chestnuts and yams sold on street corners. In winter the city is at its quietest, and the cooler weather means it's a great time to try treats like churros with chocolate to warm you up.