What's The Weather Like In Barcelona in February?
In February, the weather in Barcelona is a mixed bag which can offer everything from sunny days, to cloud and rainfall. But February is one of the best months to explore the city as it's less crowded and more affordable.
How Warm Is Barcelona In February?
The average daytime temperatures are around 10°C with highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C at nighttime.
2020: Spain's Hottest Febrbuary
Heat records were broken in several parts of the country in 2020 with Tarragona, just south of Barcelona, at the top, where a temperature of 27.9° was recorded on February 23. That's the highest February temperature in that area ifor 100 years.
The country's averages in February 2020 were 3.0°C above average, tying with February 1990 as the warmest February since national records began in 1965. The national maximum temperature for February was 4.0°C above average and the highest February temperature on record.
Is Barcelona Wet In February?
There is a fair chance of rain during this month; the average amount of precipitation is around 23mm. Even if it doesn't rain, the weather during this period tends to remain cloudy.
Average Sunshine Hours
February has an average of five hours of sunshine a day.
Is It Windy In Barcelona In February?
Barcelona is not normally a windy city, over the course of February average wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breezes.
The average sea temperature for February is a chilly 13°C.
Barcelona Hotels in February
Arai 4* S Monument
If you want a hotel located right in the center of Barcelona you may want to try the Arai 4* S Monument hotel situated in Barcelona's romantic Gothic Quarter. This spectacular hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and rooftop terrace overlooking the city.
The three-star Andante Hotel features a rooftop pool, overlooking the rest of Barcelona. This affordable and comfortable hotel offers modern air-conditioned rooms and a buffet breakfast everyday of the week.
Furthermore the four-star Barcelona Princess hotel is located just a 10-minute walk away from the beach. All rooms at this contemporary hotel come with a satellite TV and offer free drinks from the minibar. Guests also have free access to two heated outdoor pools, one of them is even located on the 23rd floor and boasts spectacular panoramic views over the city center.
Casa Fuster is a five-star modernist hotel built in the heart of Barcelona's chic Passeig de Gracia Avenue. This elegant hotel offers a sauna, gym and a roof terrace with a pool and excellent views. All rooms are also air-conditioned and feature a satellite TV and minibar.
Barcelona Beach for February
For some people February may be a little bit too cold to go swimming in the sea or sunbathing on the beach. However, it's still likely you will experience a couple of sunny days to head to the beach for an afternoon stroll.
If you don't mind wandering out of the city for the afternoon try Ocata Beach, located just 30 minutes north of Barcelona by train. Ocata is a quiet and clean beach offering a large amount of space, so you wont have to worry about it being too crowded.
Bogatell Beach is located about 15 minutes away from Bogatell Metro Station. This sandy beach is a lot quieter and arguably cleaner than Barceloneta Beach. If it's a sunny day this is the perfect place to come and relax.
However, if you want to hang out where the locals do, head to Badalona. This clean, golden sand beach is regularly cleaned and has all the necessary amenities so you can stay at the beach all day. This beach is situated just south of Barcelona between the city and Tarragona. The area is also superb for young families as it doesn't get too crowded and the sand is ideal for building sand castles.
Bars and Restaurants
Can Solé in Barceloneta is a really good and upmarket seafood restarant that has been seving the city since 1903. This famly run eaterie is lovely and relaxed inside with a rustic charm. Guests can sit in the dining room upstairs or take in the action downstairs where there is an open kitchen. The specialty is Paella of course, along with alll sorts of steaming stews and rice and noodle dishes, lobster stews, grilled prawns, cuttle fish... All of the dishes are locally sourced and traditional fare.
Bar del Pia
Bar del Pla is an authentic Spanish tapas bar serving an array of traditional tapas and raciones. They also offer a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks, including Mahou on tap, which is often hard to find in Barcelona as it is originally from Madrid.
Another tapas bar worth a try is Tapas 24 located in Dreta de L'Eixample. This place specializes in serving up flavorsome oxtail stews, fried prawns and cod croquettes. It is highly recommended to try the McFoie Burger and the Bikini, which is an interesting take on the ham and cheese toastie.
Speakeasy Dry Martini
However, if you are looking for a cocktail bar, make sure to head to the renowned Speakeasy Dry Martini, in Aribau. Offering arguably the best dry martini in the whole of the city, this is place to be if you consider yourself a cocktail connoisseur.
Things to do in Barcelona in February
No visit to Barcelona is complete without visiting the Sagrada Familia. Arguably one of the most spectacular and breathtaking Roman Catholic Churches in the world, La Sagrada Familia is still under construction after more than 100 years! Even though the building work is unfinished this place of worship attracts more than 2.8 million visitors a year. February is one of the least crowded months of the year, so this is the ideal time to explore the church without having to make your way through a mass of crowds.
If you would like to explore outside of the city of Barcelona an afternoon in Montserrat is highly recommended. The area of Montserrat offers a rich and varied landscaped featuring a unique natural park and the site of the shrine dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat. There are a number of guided tours available to this area and the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat, located 60km west of Barcelona.
Guell Park or "Parque Guell" can be found on the hill of El Carmel in the Gracia district of Barcelona. This stunning garden complex was designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Guadi and took over 14 years to build. The park is renowned for its collection of multicolored mosaic works which can be found in the Municipal garden including the longest bench in the world.
Simuteca has been running since 2004 in Barcelona, offering virtual flight simulation courses in a replica of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft and the Mooney Bravo. The software in the "Aeroteca" is based on the Microsoft Flight Simulator which features major airports from across the globe. This is the perfect activity for any aviation enthusiast or a wonderful birthday treat for your loved one.
Children's Activities at Poble Espagnol
This amazing open air museum which is an iconic visitor attraction holds regular activities for children. The Poble Espagnol consists of 117 full scale buildings that reproduce buildings, squares and streets from different regions of Spain. There are also workshops, bars, cafes and exhibitions of contemporary art work. There are some fantastic family and children's activities that take place such as a The Maure , a family puppet show, Contes de Gel (Ice stories) and a Princess and Superhero Party...