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27 Sep

The LowDown – Barcelona in October

Whilst the temperature in Barcelona may be cooling down, the fun is definitely not! Post-summer blues are not a problem for us here as there is loads going on in the city throughout October. Here we’ll give you a run down of the events you can’t miss and also some insider tips on getting the most out of staying in Barcelona in early Autumn. We’ll be doing this every month from now on, so make sure to check out this blog regularly.

Quick tips:
Average temperatures – Maximum 23°/Minimum 24°
Rainy days – 6 on average
National holiday – 12th October (Fiesta Nacional de España)

Living like a local:
Swap a beach day for a crisp walk in the El Parc Ciutadella or if you’re feeling adventurous why not explore some of the mountains that surround Barcelona? With cooler temperatures, this is going to be much more accessible than in the height of Summer. One great place to visit would be Montjuïc. You could take the cable car up to the castle to get an incredible view of the city and then meander down through the many parks in the area. A lovely early Autumn day out!

Make the most of Oktoberfest. The German tradition arrives in Barcelona with a bang! It takes place between the 3rd-13th October at Plaza Universo de Fira Barcelona Montjuïc – and entrance is completely free! (They recommend reserving a table as it is an extremely popular event). Here’s the link to the website:

And in the city that never sleeps, the parties never stop! There’s a number of neighbourhood festivals (in Catalan, a Festa Major) going on throughout October, including in Barceloneta, Les Corts, Eixample and many more. Whilst smaller than La Mercè, the street festivals that take place within specific neighbourhoods have lots of other great things going for them – think less tourists, a community spirit and cheaper drinks and food!