Barcelona Weather March Averages, Spain
What's the Weather like in Barcelona in March?
How Warm Is Barcelona In March?
March sees around seven hours of sunshine in March.
Does It Rain In Barcelona in March?
The chance of rain is fairly minimal during March with seven rainy days on average for the month which is around 40mm.
Does It Snow In Barcelona in March?
Snow is usually very rare in March, however, in March 2010 Barcelona was hit with the heaviest snowfall in 25 years. Up to a metre of snow fell in the nearby Pyrenees, leaving 6,000 travellers stranded in the region of Catalonia.
How Windy Does It Get In March In Barcelona?
The average wind speeds vary from calm to moderate breezes. At this time of year, the wind is most often coming from the north, followed closely by the southwest.
Can You Swim In The Sea In Barcelona in March?
If you want to go for a swim or partake in water sports, the average sea temperature you can expect is 14°C - too chilly for all but the bravest souls!
Barcelona Hotels in March
Raval Rooms Hotel
Raval Rooms, located in an enviably central location, is an affordable two-star hotel offering a number of functional and simple air-conditioned rooms, with flat-screen TVs. Raval Rooms offers guests a continental buffet breakfast every morning in the dining room and a rooftop terrace overlooking the city.
H10 Art Gallery Hotel
he four-star H10 Art Gallery is situated in l'Eixample. This modern and stylish hotel features a terrace, complete with hammocks and a swimming pool on the seventh floor. If you are wandering how the hotel got its name, it is because the hotel showcases various pieces of art including beautiful paintings, lithographs and sculptures.
Catalonia Plaza Cataluna
On the other hand, the four-star Catalonia Plaza Cataluna offers an outdoor swimming pool and stylish, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and satellite TVs. The hotel is situated just a five-minute walk away from Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and the Palau de la Musica Catalana.
NH Barcelona Centro
However, if you are looking for somewhere a little bit cheaper you may what to try the three-star NH Barcelona Centro, situated in Ciutat Vella. This comfortable, spacious hotel offers air-conditioned rooms which also come with central heating in the winter. This elegant hotel if just around the corner from La Rambla, which is lined with shops and cafes. The nearest metro and bus station is only two minutes away too.
Barcelona Beach for March
Barceloneta Beach is located between Sant Sebastia Beach and the Olympic Port. On a sunny day, this is where you will find all the locals and tourists hanging out.It is one of the oldest and longest beaches in the city and is a local favourite. As the beach is right next to the city there are number of amenities here including toilets, bars, restaurants and hotels. Barceloneta Beach was also chosen as the "Third Best Beach In The World" by the Discovery Channel.
La Nova Icaria Beach
If you want somewhere a bit more quiet head to La Nova Icaria, situated on the western side of Barcelona, next to Playa del Bogatell. This is a quiet, golden sand beach, which is a popular choice for families. Due to its close proximity to the Port Olympic, it is surrounded by a number of restaurants and bars and sports facilities such as beach volleyball and a children's playground.
Llevant Beach is Barcelona's newest manmade beach which opened back in 2006. This beach offers a number of facilities including adapted showers, sun loungers, umbrellas, public toilets and ice cream kiosks. This beach has Blue Flag status.
Bogatell Beach is another popular beach situated in Barcelona. Bogatell features a number of facilities such as bicycle parking areas, restaurants, beach volleyball, table tennis, showers and public toilets.
Bars and Restaurants
Tickets is a new Spanish tapas bar located down Avinguda del Paral-lel. This modern and slightly flamboyant restaurant serves a variety of seafood dishes and tapas classics with a modern and innovative twist. There is also a bar serving classic cocktails called 41°. Even though this restaurant is run by a number of established chefs it is surprisingly cheap ranging from 4 to 12 Euros.
El Passadis Del Pep
El Passadis Del Pep is a favourite for locals in Barcelona. This seafood restaurant only uses the freshest ingredients, delivered daily from the fishing ports along the Catalan coast. However, there is no menu at this eatery what's on offer depends on what has been caught out at sea on the day.
Marula Café is one of the coolest clubs in the Gothic District. This place is where you will party like it's 1979 to the sounds of soul and funk. The only downside to this bar is that they only serve Carlsberg.
Friday and Saturday nights at Sala Razzmatazz are always abuzz with a superb mix of international and Spanish clubbers looking to dance the night away to a diverse range of music, including hip-hop, house, electronica and indie rock.
Things to do in Barcelona in March
The Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art "Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona" (MACBA) is one of the best museum and art galleries in the city. The museum mainly focuses on contemporary art from the 1940s to today, with a permanent collection on the ground floor and a number of temporary exhibitions on the upper floors. Some of the most popular highlights include work from Catalonian artists such as Joan Miro, Francesc Torres and Antoni Tapies.
Plaça del Rei (King's Square)
Plaça del Rei (King's Square) is a 14-century medieval public square situated in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, bordered by a number of historic buildings that were once part of the Palau Reial Major. The square is well known for its link to Christpoher Columbus. It is believed that this is the place where King Ferdiand and Queen Isabella greeted Columbus when he first arrived back from his New World voyage in 1492.
Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera is the largest civil building designed by Antoni Guadi. The apartment block is one of Gaudi's least colourful projects, however it is considered to be one of his most unconventional buildings as the structure does not feature a single straight line. La Pedrera was constructed between 1906 and 1910 and was Gaudi's last work before devoting the rest of his life to the construction of the Sagrada Familia.
Official Olimpic Stadium in Barcelona
Sports fan should definitely visit Estadi Olimpic Lluis Campanys, which was the official Olympic Stadium in Barcelona. Originally built back in 1927 for the International Exposition of the city, the stadium was later renovated and refurbished to be used as the main stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics.
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