What's The Weather like in Barcelona in October?
October is a good time to visit Barcelona if you like the sunshine but want to avoid the intense heat of the preceding months. There are eight hours of sunshine in October, making this the perfect time to explore the outdoor activities and the cultural attractions the city has to offer.
Can You Swim In The Sea in Barcelona in October?
The average sea temperature for October is 22°C. That's still warm enough to go swimming or enjoy watersports.
How Hot Is Barcelona In October?
The average daytime temperatures are around 21°C with highs of 23°C and the lows drop to around 14°C at night.
How Much Does It Rain In Barcelona In October?
October is one of the wettest months of the year, but there isn't an excessive amount of rain. The average monthly precipitation is around 58mm spread over 10 days throughout the month.
Does It Snow In Barcelona In October?
There is no snow or fog expected in October, so you shouldn't have to worry about the weather taking an unexpected turn for the worse.
Is October Windy In Barcelona?
Typical October windspeeds vary from a calm 0mph to a moderate 14mph,
Barcelona Hotels in October
A 10 minute walk to many of Barcelona's hotspots to visit, four star hotel H10 Cubik is an ideal place to stay. The hotel provides a swimming pool, 2 lounge bars and a rooftop terrace. All rooms are sound proofed and inclusive of WiFi, espresso makers and bath robes. The main areas of the hotel feature a funky, geometric style design, and is part influenced by brutalist architecture.
Feelathome Plaza Apartments
If you're looking for self-catering accommodation you may be interesting in the Feelathome Plaza Apartments situated in Sants-Montjuic. These stylish and comfortable apartments coming with free Wi-Fi, heating, flat-screen TVs, dining area, kitchen and some even come with their own washing machine or balcony. There is also a communal rooftop terrace with great views of the area.
If you want a central location you may want to stay at Suites Avenue, which is located directly opposite to Gaudi's famous La Pedrera in L'Eixample. These self-catering apartments feature chic décor with leather sofas and parquet floors. The property also offers an outdoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.
Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel GL
On the other hand, if you would rather sit back and relax whilst on holiday you should look into staying at the exclusive Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel GL in the district of Ciutat Vella. This hotel is just 5-minutes' away from Las Ramblas and offers a seasonal rooftop swimming pool, gym and spacious sun terrace.
Arc La Rambla
Arc La Rambla is a delightful three-star hotel located in Ciutat Vella which is right on the famous Las Ramblas and is only 100m from Drassanes Metro Station. The hotel is also just 10 minutes' walk from the popular Gothic Quarter and Placa Catalunya.
Barcelona Beaches in October
If it's a sunny day you should definitely head to Llevant Beach found on the northernmost coast of Barcelona. This newly-opened beach became accessible to the public in 2007 and like most beaches in the area offers a number of amenities including public showers, toilets, a children's park and lifeguards are on duty during the peak periods.
Sant Sebastia Beach
On the other hand, Sant Sebastia is located at the eastern end of Barcelona in the Ciutat Vella district. This beautiful, clean golden sand beach is particularly popular with both tourists and locals due to its close proximity to the city, which can be reached by foot from the city centre.
Barceloneta is without a doubt the most popular and famous beach in the whole of Barcelona. Renowned for its party atmosphere this beach is where you will find the locals hanging out. The beach features plenty of activities such as hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, ice cream and drink kiosks and more.
La Mar Bella Beach
Nudist sunbathers may want to visit La Mar Bella Beach. This beach features an area covered with a bamboo hillock to protect sunbathers. This beach is also within close proximity to the city as it is just a 20-minute walk away from the Poblenou metro station.
Bars and Restaurants in Barcelona in October
You can't go to Barcelona without trying some typical Catalan cuisine. If you're looking for a cheap eatery make sure to try Cal Boter in Gracia, which is one of the regions best-known old restaurant. This place is renowned for its great service and unforgettable baked cod.
Timesburg is not your typical burger joint. This quirky restaurant offers 15 different varieties of burger that come with an array of delicious ingredients and flavours. This is a great place to bring the kids or if you're looking for somewhere which is relatively cheap.
Otto Zutz Club
Otto Zutz Club can be found on the outskirts of Barcelona. This exclusive venue is split into two levels and boasts a spectacular ceiling made up of chandeliers and disco balls of various sizes. This club is well known for playing the latest hip-hop and R&B sounds and if you are prepared to splash out the cash, the club also offers a reserved VIP area.
On other hand, if you're looking for a wild, unforgettable night make sure to go to Sala Apolo, at least one night during your stay in Barcelona. This club pumps out the best reggae, rap and rock tunes throughout the week.
Things to do in Barcelona in October
October is a superb time of year to visit the Sagrada Familia, as it is a lot quieter at this time of year in terms of tourists. This giant Catholic Church was designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and is still under construction after over 100 years! The shear size of the building is truly breathtaking, so make sure to bring along your camera.
If you want to do something entirely different you could try Roomin Escape, situated in Barrio de Gracia. Roomin Escape is a new type of leisure activity, which is becoming increasingly popular in major cities across the world. The idea of this game is that your team of two to five people solve a number of puzzles, riddles and brain teasers to get out of the room within 60 minutes. This is a great activity if it's a rainy day.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
For an authentic Spanish experience you may want to visit the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, which hosts a number of performances throughout the week by today's leading Catalan flamenco dancers and musicians. The show also offers a buffet dinner, featuring Mediterranean specialities and a variety of drinks.
La Boqueria market in La Rambla is the largest in Europe and a must for anyone wanting to experience more of Catalan cuisine. Explore rich and delicious Spanish cured meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, Spanish cheeses such as Manchego and heavenly home made breads and pastries. The colours and smells here are magnificent! The market is open all year round from 8am-8:30pm, but it is recommended you visit during the morning for the freshest produce and least crowds. Note that La Boqueria is closed on Sundays.