What's The Weather Like in Barcelona in April?
April is the beginning of summer in Barcelona, so you can expect the weather to get warmer still as the temperatures jump up a notch.
Is Barcelona Warm In April?
The average daytime temperatures are around 17°C the average minimum temperatures tend to drop down to 8°C.
April Sunshine Hours
Barcelona starts to get busy from this month onward due to its sunny weather. An average of eight hours of sunshine can be expected in April.
How Warm Is The Sea In April?
The sea temperature in Barcelona is a warm 14°C. This may seem rather cold for some people but the sea temperature is a lot warmer in July or August when it can reach the sea temperature can reach 24°C to 26°C.
Does It Rain In Barcelona in April?
You can expect some rain in April when the average expected rainfall is 28 mm over 10 days.
How Windy Is Barcelona in April?
In a typical April, wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breezes, rarely exceeding anything higher.
Barcelona Hotels in April
Avenida Palace Hotel
Avenida Palace is a four-star hotel, located just a 5 minutes' walk from Plaza Catalunya, La Rambla and Paseo de Gracia. Many famous guests have stayed at this lavish hotel including the Beatles in 1965. Furthermore, all rooms at Avenida Palace are air-conditioned and feature satellite TVs.
Olivia Balmes Hotel
Another option worth looking into is the four-star Olivia Balmes Hotel, which offers an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and sun terrace. All of the rooms boast a modern, contemporary design and come with free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV and laptop safe.
Citadines Prestige Ramblas aparthotel Barcelona
If you want a central location you may want to stay at Citadines Prestige Ramblas Barcelona in Ciutat Vella. This comfortable, three-star aparthotel offers air-conditioned studios and apartments which feature fully-equipped kitchens, bathrooms and satellite TVs.
Another excellent centrally located three-star hotel is the B-Hotel which is within strolling distance of the Olimpic Stadium and the gastro neighborhoods of Sant Antoni and Poblesec. The rooms are spacious and furnished to a high standard. The amazing floor to ceiling windows with views over the Placa d'Espanya alllow plenty of light and to top it all off there is the roof terrace with pool allowing panoramic views of the city.
Barcelona Beach for April
As the temperature is starting to increase during April, you may well find there are a number of days hot enough to spend the day at the beach or at least go for an afternoon stroll.
The beaches of Sitges are situated just outside of Barcelonain in Stiges the town, 35 km southwest of Barcelona, an area popular with the gay community. The Stiges beachfront has 17 beaches to choose from, although a few are nudist beaches. You will need to catch a train from Sants Station to get to this stretch of beaches; however, it is definitely worth it as it is relatively quiet at the time of year. Plus, the seawater is clean and the beaches
Somorrostro Beach is one of the best located beaches, easily reached by train or even cycling Barcelona. This sandy beach is 550 meters long and you usually find quite a young crowd here, however there is also good facilities for families (including a childrens playground) , you can rent sun loungers here to and there is very good accessibilty for those whose mobility is limited. For younger crowd the Somorrostro is the closest beach to nightclubs like Opium and Catwalk.
There are plenty of cafes and bars for everyone and the Beach Center offers all the information you need about the beach.
St. Sebastia & St. Miguel Beaches
St. Sebastia & St. Miguel Beaches are two of the city's oldest and most traditional beaches. They were two of the first to offer amenities for bathing, which was often only exclusive to the well to do. Today the area features indoor and open-air swimming pools as well as direct access to the public beach. There are also a number of showers, public toilets, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, sports facilities and drinks and ice cream kiosks available to the public.
Bars and Restaurants
Bacoa Universitat Restaurant
If you're a fan of hamburgers you should definitely try the trendy Bacoa Universitat in Ronda Universitat. This colourful restaurant is part of a small gourmet hamburger chain, renowned across the city. With the change of the seasons they offer a new burger on the menu, using locally sourced fresh products. It is highly recommended to try the house burger or the San Jacobo, made up of Iberian loin, Serrano Ham and manchego cheese.
El Jabali Restaurant
El Jabali is definitely worth a try while staying in Barcelona. This deli bar not only offers a variety of refreshing beers on tap but also serves a great selection of traditional tapas, including cured sausage and patatas bravas. On a sunny day, it's also great idea to sit out on the terrace and do some people watching.
If you are looking for somewhere cosy, intimate and candle lit, Pla Restaurant is perfect for you (however slightly pricier than average). Hidden in a side street in the Gothic Quarter andpacked with well chosen art adorning it's walls, Pla serves up a delectable Mediterranean menu and has aquired the reputation of being one of Barcelona's best restaurants. The chef has an ever changng menu but look forward to dishes such as zucchuni carpaccio, Iberian Pork, seafood and local prawn risotto, chinese style glazed aubergine with wild rice and beans, beef sirloin with garlic mash ....Booking is reccomended.
Things to do in Barcelona in April
The Palau Nacional
The Palau Nacional (National Palace) is located in the recreational area of Montjuïc found near the center of Barcelona. It was originally constructed between 1926 and 1929 for the International Exhibition in Barcelona, however, since 1934 it has been home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia. The palace is one of he most magnificent buildings in the city, and was inspired by the Spanish Renaissance.
In front of the Palau Nacional you will find the famous Magic Fountain. The fountain shows off an impressive display of light, colour, music and water aerobatics, which look even more spectacular at night. This is a must see whilst visiting Barcelona. However, the Magic Fountain is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so make sure you come on the correct day!
If you're here with the kids you may want to visit Barcelona Zoo on a sunny day. Located in the Parc de la Ciutadella this zoo and dolphinarium is home to a wide variety of animal species including giraffes, lions, chimpanzees and elephants. One of the most popular attractions is the dolphin show that performs every day and is available at no extra cost.
Barceloneta in the Ciutat Vella district
Furthermore, if you want to do something for free you should definitely head to the streets of Barceloneta in Ciutat Vella district. This area is made up on tapas bars, restaurants and shops, but it's great to just walk around and take in the atmosphere. On one side you will see Barcelona's Port Vell and beautiful golden sand beaches on the other. The neighborhood is often lively and there's something always going on, so make sure to bring your camera for some fantastic pictures.