Barcelona in September

There is pretty hot in Barcelona in September

Barcelona in September 2024 – what to do? Weather, sea temperature, what to take with you and wear, prices in hotels and on tours. Top places to visit in Barcelona in the beginning of September or close to October, where to go nearby – found out good Time for Trip.

Spain belongs to one of the most popular countries the world mostly due to the simple fact – the high hot season there lasts for a long time. And doesn’t end with the arrival of the calendar autumn: there are still something to do on the beaches of Ibiza or Benidorm. Major Spanish cities aren’t getting empty as well – on the contrary, there are still overcrowded with foreigners.

A great part of tourists are settled in September in Barcelona – it’s not for nothing that the main city of Catalonia is considered the touristic capital of Spain. Moreover, it’s located, unlike Madrid, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and even within borders has a lot of excellent sandy beaches.

Again, you can always settle in one of the famous neighbouring resorts: Blanes or Lloret de Mar, Salou or Cambrils. And come to see famous sights of Barcelona every day – after or before swimming!

From Costa Dorada or Costa Blanca, as you probably know, anyone can come to the capital of Catalonia for a day – just look at the train schedule. Much more, it can be easier to do if you have an international driver’s license and don’t afraid of making a real road trip of Catalonia. Since it’s not difficult to rent a car in Spain

However, to turn this from a dream into reality, first you need to

Decide to Come

And before that, study the data concerning the average air and sea temperatures in Barcelona during September. To understand what is the ratio of clear and rainy days there, what are hotels and excursions prices, how many is the tourist tax in Barcelona in 2024 and – especially – what things to do?

I’m going to help you with all those issues. Since I have been in Catalonia more than once during autumn and know what to count on first-hand.

Weather in Barcelona in September

can satisfy even the discerning tourist demanding to the great number of clear days and planning to carry out an extensive excursion program in a short time.

For, although the guidebooks unanimously claim that September time in Barcelona is the rainiest of the year, a careful acquaintance with the facts convinces – there is no need to be scary.

Montjuic - you can do a lot of things in Barcelona during September

Because, if the precipitation rate in the city in the first month of autumn grows to about 60 mm, then frankly rainy usually turn out to be only 3-4, rarely 5 days

The air temperature at the same time clearly provokes walking the streets from dawn to dusk. In early September Barcelona usually enjoy warm – up to +27-28 °C – and often very sunny weather.

At night, the air cooled down. But, again, to more than acceptable values – there is something about +22-24 °C on the street thermometers.

In the second half of the month, in Barcelona may occur a slight cold snap. Air temperatures during the day dropped to +24-26 °C, while at night the atmosphere cooled first to +20-22 °C, and then – even to +18 °C.

I

Must Say

that such weather is, in principle, typical for the capital of Catalonia in early autumn. In some years, small deviations from the usual pattern are possible.

But in any case you have right to count on warm, even if not always cloudless weather. As well as on temperatures in the range of +20-26 °C. And the sea, which in a disciplined manner keeps degrees accumulated in summer.

The duration of daylight ranges from 13 hours to 11’45. The sun rises above the horizon at 7.17-7.47 am, and sets at 8.20-7.35 pm.

Twilight, however, comes a bit earlier – in the west, Barcelona is surrounded by (quite high – up to 1 236 m) mountains.

Sea Temperature

This is another reason to pay a visit Barcelona at the beginning of autumn. Since the water near the coast is warmed up to more than decent (for swimming) +25-26 degrees Celsius.

This way you will be able to do very flexible itinerary, mixing beach and tours activities. For example, take a swim in the morning and only then go explore the Sagrada Familia or visit Park Güell.

By mid-September, the water area off the beaches of Barcelona cools down to +23-24 °C. Encouraging people to take dips, not just basking in the sun. Tell you more – it’s possible to swim in Barcelona and on the eve of October!

Just please – keep this information to yourself. So that early autumn doesn’t turn into the second edition of the high season here!

Even in late September you can swim and sunbath in Barcelona

Beaches

Obviously, in September you will need to pay attention to the clean sandy beaches of Barcelona. Moreover, most of them are regularly awarded the Blue Flag.

A tourist visiting the Catalan capital for the first time will probably start beach vacationing by going to the famous Barcelonneta. The oldest beach in the city having a smooth entry into the sea and a gorgeous sandy bottom.

Barcelonneta is especially popular among young people, as it has a large number of sports fields. Where you can play both beach volleyball and football, there are even trails for skateboarding. You don’t have to go far to have a snack – there are enough restaurants and eateries on Paseo Maritimo.

There are also big disadvantages! In particular, there is always crowded and noisy, the beach can’t boast of cleanliness

So I recommend you better visit the nearby San Miguel beach. Or go even further, to Sant Sebastia.

Doesn’t belong to the number of tourist places local Bogatel beach, which is located far from the center part of the city. Though it was thoroughly renovated for the 1992 Olympic Games and has maintained a high quality standard ever since.

It can be crowded on Bogatel even in September. But in general it’s quite calm, relaxed place.

What to Take with You

In principle, everything is the same as what you usually take when going on seaside vacation. Two sets of swimsuits, a couple of big towels, sunscreen, some beach accessories…

As well as adapters for sockets – Spanish ones don’t comply with British and American standards. And, if necessary, take with you adapters for safe charging your gadgets – the voltage in Barcelona is 230 V.

Those who are willing to hike in the mountainous areas – even in not too high, like Montserrat, definitely will not hurt windbreakers or hoodies. Because it will be colder and windier up there than on the coast.

Montserrat Monastery near Barcelona can be visited especially in September

A light raincoat or an umbrella may also come in handy. But rubber boots should be left at home, – it’s better to pack a pair of comfy shoes with thick soles suitable for climbing coastal cliffs on the Costa Brava.

What to Do in Barcelona in September

Walk a lot! Perhaps this is the best way to see Barcelona, soak up the true Catalan spirit.

However, don’t go overboard with it – strolling in this, sometimes quite hot time of the year are better combined with trips on tourist buses with an open top. As well as with excursions – you’ll get a lot of additional fun information on them.

Every tourist arriving in Barcelona first strives to see some of the creations of the incredible

Antonio Gaudi

In total, Gaudi presented the city with thirteen buildings, and the most visited is the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família or simply the Sagrada Familia Cathedral.

Which is still under construction. But despite this, visitors visit the place with might and main.

The temple can be reached by metro with ease – just get off at the Sagrada Familia station. It’s better to buy tickets to the cathedral in advance, because in September the queues at the entrance are still very large.

Other famous creations of Gaudi in Barcelona: Casa Baglio (Passeig de Gracia, 43), Casa Mila (P. de Gracia, 92) and Park Güell on (former) the outskirts of the city. The latter, in addition to the exquisite beauty and originality of the decor, captivates the tourist with an abundance of greenery.

Famous park in the northern part of Barcelona was designed by Antonio Gaudi in 1900-1914. Initially, it was a combination of a garden and residential spots, and the total area of this sample of landscape design exceeded 17 hectares.

Today, Park Güell is one of the main attractions of Spain, and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Also in September, you can go to the Labyrinth Park of Horta, take a walk in the Romantic Garden and quickly get lost in the hedge maze. Just make sure that someone can get you out!

Plaza Catalunya is the main square in Barcelona, literally all roads lead from here, both to the city and beyond. On the square there are beautiful and in hot weather very refreshing fountains, nearby there is also a largest shopping center in Barcelona, El Corte Inglés. Where you can relax a bit making purchases…

Park Güell is a lovely and not so hot place in early autumn

Gothic Quarter

The famous pedestrian La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia start from the Plaza of Spain – from here you will quickly reach the Gothic Quarter and its dominant, the Church of the Holy Cross and St. Eulalia.

Next to the Cathedral of St. Eulalia, by the way, the main temple of Barcelona, you will find the Bishop’s Palace and the Museum of Religious Art. As well as the Casa de l’Ardiaca, a very interesting in an architectural sense house.

Along La Rambla you can get to the Boqueria market – just keep in mind that in the first half of the day it’s overcrowded with tourists. And then pay a visit to the Royal Square.

Where the Grand Royal Palace, impressive for its harsh medieval beauty, is located. In one of its halls Queen Isabella of Spain learned from Columbus about the opening of the sea route to “India”.

Tibidabo

The best view point in Barcelona is located on the top of the Tibidabo hill (512 meters), where you can climb both on foot (it’s tough) and by funicular. In addition to the observation deck there is an amusement park, one of the oldest in Europe, but still able to surprise.

Also, there you can visit the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor, Catholic church in a neo-Gothic building erected in the 20th century.

By the Way!

It’s worth remembering that every year on September 11, in memory of the end of the siege of Barcelona in 1714, the National Day of Catalonia is celebrated. During this holiday processions and various festive events are held on the streets, and the balconies are decorated with Catalan flags and other symbols of the region.

Where to Go

Perhaps, in September you will rather focus on Barcelona itself, both sights and beaches. And will not be scattered in an attempt to see some (unique) places in surroundings as well.

Although I’ll definitely advise you to spend a day for visiting such a beautiful town as Vic. Or to immerse yourself in the real Middle Ages on the streets of Girona or in general in ancient times – in Tarragona.

Looks like an absolutely mandatory a trip to the mountains and the Montserrat Monastery. Where the religious talisman of the region, the Black Madonna, is carefully kept.

Prices

Literally anyone can organize a trip to the Catalan capital independently, without resorting to the help of travel agencies. Just keep in mind, that in 2024 there is no chance that it will be cheap.

In early autumn a double room in a good (rating 8+) hotel or an apartment, located (usually) not in the very center of Barcelona costs from $ 140-150 per day (city tax may be included or excluded in the sum).

Looks like one of the most worthy options the guest house Leevin Student Barcelona with private bathroom and shared terrace. Yes, it’s located quite far from the city center. But the metro station is “right around the corner”, and you can get to the main attractions in just 20 to 30 minutes.

Sightseeing walking tours of Barcelona in early autumn cost from $ 20 per person. For a daily pass on a Hop-On Hop-Off bus you will pay around of $ 35.

An enter without a queue and a 1.5-hour tour of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral will cost at least 50 €. And noticeably more expensive (from 70-75 €) are organized tours to the monastery of Montserrat.

However, they are often combined with a tasting session in a cafe or restaurant. And this is explainable – who wouldn’t want to try tapas or other original dishes once being in Spain?

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