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Visiting Barcelona In July– The Definitive Guide

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If there is ever a perfect time to visit Barcelona, it is the month of July. Tourists love flocking here during the summer as the days are longer and one can make the most of their time in the beachy town. With the sun shining hard up until 7 PM, summer gives you a lot of time to explore Barcelona’s various attractions. Make the most of the free concerts like the Musica and Parcs festivals which are held in the open air venues throughout the city from June to August. Before visiting Barcelona in July, here's all you need to know!

What makes Barcelona in July special?


Barcelona in July

July is a good month to visit Barcelona as the weather is near perfect for sunbathing and water-related activities. However, if you’re planning to sunbathe, make sunscreen your best friend as the weather can give you harsh sunburns if you are not adequately equipped. While the crowd still exists around the city, summer in Barcelona is a cheerful affair. Although it can get quite hot, you ought to make use of the outdoorsy weather. Make sure you clear your schedules as plenty of festivals and theatres are always in store during July, and one can experience a variety of musical festivities taking place in various parts of the city. Whether you decide to chill in a sprawling park or take a stroll down its quaint alleyways, summer in Barcelona will leave you with fond and sunny memories.

Barcelona In July Weather


The temperature of the sea can be very soothing, ranging between 23-24°C. The afternoons get a little hot at 30°C, but overall the city maintains a pleasant 28°C all throughout. Erratic rainfall could be on the cards, so make sure you carry your rain gear with you during your trip.

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Barcelona in July : Things to Do


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Sagrada Familia

Barcelona in July


Considered Barcelona’s star attraction, the stunning Sagrada Familia draws millions of visitors every year. The structure that was originally designed by Antoni Gaudi is his last incomplete project and still remains under construction as of today.

July Timings
Daily from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location

Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona,
Spain
Getting There ›

Fast Track Tickets to Sagrada Familia
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Fast Track Bilingual Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia
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€36
Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia
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Sagrada Familia Skip the Line Guided Tour
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€25
Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with...
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Park Güell

Barcelona in July


One more of Gaudi’s creations, the expansive park spreads over 17 hectares. The ornate park is quite a hit with photographers and art enthusiasts. Park Guell is a sought after attraction for people from around the world.

July Timings
Daily except for Fridays, from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Location

08024 Barcelona,
Spain
Getting There ›

Park Güell Timed Entry Ticket
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€10
Park Guell Guided Tour with No Wait Entrance
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€24
Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with...
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€66
Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia, Towers ...
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€84

3

Casa Vicens

Barcelona in July


Also designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi, Casa Vicens features in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Get a glimpse of his inspiration that made the house what it is today.

July Timings
Daily except for certain holidays from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Location

08012 Barcelona, Spain,
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4

Poble Espanyol

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A charming village set up like a traditional Spanish hamlet, Poble Espanyol will brief you to the art and culture of Barcelona like never before. Get acquainted with its rich and lavish culture as well as history from up close as you stroll around the peaceful plazas of the quaint little town.

July Timings
Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Location

Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13, 08038
Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona in July


Home to 11,000 animals and representing 450 species, Barcelona Aquarium is a treat for children and adults alike! Apart from the exhibits, there are several interactive shows that are a visual treat for those visiting. Don’t miss out on the wonders of the Oceanarium, where you can walk straight into a tunnel of sharks.

July Timings
Daily from 10.00 AM to 9.00 PM

Location

Moll d'Espanya, del Port Vell, s/n, 08039
Barcelona, Spain
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Casa Batlló

Barcelona in April


Another masterpiece by Antonio Gaudi, the Casa Batlló is one of the two most stellar structures designed by him in Barcelona. Making use of marine colours and shapes on the structure, the building is a stunning work of art that comes with its own audio tour that you simply shouldn’t miss.

July Timings
Daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Location

Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona,
Spain
Getting There ›

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Walk around the Ramblas and Barri Gotic

Barcelona in April


A lively strip that’s often always bustling with activity, La Rambla and Barri Gòtic is home to a number of shopping avenues and outdoor cafes. Whether you plan a day exploring its historic importance or you simply want to bask in the glorious sun at one of its cafes, there’s something for everyone.

Location

Gothic Quarter, Barcelona,
Spain
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Casa Milà

Barcelona in July


Popularly referred to as the Stone Quarry, Casa Mila was Antonio Gaudi’s big-ticket until he devoted himself to the Sagrada Familia. The residential building’s striking appearance pays a tribute to organic architecture. Built with precision, the house has a natural open ventilation system that makes air conditioning almost unnecessary.

July Timings
Day tour: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Night tour: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location

Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona,
Spain
Getting There ›

Casa Milà - La Pedrera: Fast Track Entrance with A...
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€23.75
Casa Mila-La Pedrera Night Experience
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€34
La Pedrera Exclusive - Early Access
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€39

9

PortAventura World

Barcelona in July


Head to Portaventura World for an exciting day out with your friends or family. Divided into six fun-filled worlds of adventure, it is the most visited theme park in Spain since 1995. In fact, the park is also home to several hotels, a waterpark, beach club and a convention centre.

July Timings
Sunday – Friday: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Location

Port Aventura Park, Barcelona
Spain
Getting There ›

10

Camp Nou

Barcelona in July


The largest football stadium in Spain, Camp Nou offers a thrilling experience to those football enthusiasts wanting to set foot on FC Barcelona’s home ground. The stadium has a capacity of 115,000 people after its renovation in 1982, and also boasts of a state-of-art museum within its premises.

July Timings
Daily except when sporting events are scheduled: 09:30 AM to 07:30 PM

Location

C. d'Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona,
Spain
Getting There ›

Barcelona in July : Events to Look Out For


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Sonar Music Festival

18th – 20th July 2019
The much-loved music festival taking place in Barcelona during the month of July, features a groovy play of light and sound apart from several acclaimed performances. With both young and old talents taking up the stage throughout the event, the festival attracts music lovers from around the world during this season in Barcelona.

Barcelona in July events

Barcelona Beach Festival

13th July 2019
Featuring some of the most iconic mainstream stars, Barcelona Beach Festival is one electronic dance music festival you shouldn’t miss! Taking place on the seaside, the festival transforms the coastline into Europe’s wildest party for more than 12 hours. Grab your flip-flops on the go, to a party you shouldn't miss.

Barcelona in July events

Tomorrowland

27th July 2019
The world’s biggest dance festival that needs no introduction is also held in July. Catch some internationally acclaimed DJs take up the stage with their talent during this electronic dance music fiesta. Known to be sold out in a matter of minutes, make sure to book as soon as you can!

Barcelona in July events

Rock Fest Barcelona

4th – 7th July 2019
Heavy metal fans can jam to the Rock Fest that will be held in Barcelona this summer. The sixth edition of this much acclaimed music festival has massive surprise packed for its excited fans who will be visiting Barcelona from all over the world.

Barcelona in July events

Vida Festival

4th – 6th July 2019
Featuring a line up of local and international DJs alike, the Vida Festival is paradise for those who are fans of indie and alternative music. Located an hour away from the city, the festival takes place on a picturesque coastal patch of Vilanocai la Geltrú amidst its tranquil, natural ambience.

Barcelona in July events

Festival Del Grec

1st – 31st July 2019
The festival focuses on performing art and lays emphasis on new ideas which can draw a crowd out of curiosity! Use of puppets and circus events, a mix of classical, contemporary and avant garde, there are a number of surprises laid out for the event that is scheduled to be held in July.

Barcelona in July events

Festa Major Del Raval

A festival that has locals as well as tourists all geared up for summer! Festa Major Del Raval promises a wild party that will take place around the city. However, the final act will be performed at Raval, which is located at a stone’s throw away from Barcelona.

Barcelona in July events

Festa Major Del Poble Sec

Honouring the various traditions from the land of Catalan, Major Del Poble Sec’s second edition will witness a number of authentic dances coupled with some awe-inspiring fireworks towards the end. The festival will also be home to an array of deliciously curated community street food from across the globe.

Barcelona in July : 5-day Itinerary


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Barcelona Weather in July

While it does get toasty during July, Barcelona has plenty of events that keep you occupied! The average temperatures range from 28-29 °C during the day and 22–23 °C at night. While it may rain unannounced, it is best to come prepared with the right gear for the same.

Where to Stay in Barcelona during July

Barcelona is not a very complicated city, but it is easy to feel confused on your first visit here. While most of the important places in the city are easily accessible, make sure to look out for a neighbourhood or hotel that is not completely cut off from the city.
Here are a few places best suited for every type of budget: Amistat Beach Hostel, Fabrizzio's Petit, Casa Gracia, Hotel Best Price Gracia, and Grand Hotel Central.

What to Pack for Visiting Barcelona in July

July can be a hot month, so it is advisable to carry light and airy clothes, preferably shorts, skirts, tank tops and all cotton as well as beachwear. Sandals and flip flops are a good idea if you plan on scouting the beach every now and then. If you’re planning about walking around the city, remember to carry lightweight shoes. Above all, do not forget to carry an umbrella and a sunscreen lotion to protect you from the sun.

Getting Around Barcelona in July

For most visitors, Hola BCN Pass is an ideal and economical choice. Using this pass, you can travel aboard the Metro, City Bus and Suburban trains for the duration of your stay. This would also include the airport metro, so you don’t have to stress about your transfers. Booking this card online is advisable so as to avoid any last minute hassle. Metro, TMB Buses, Trams and the Suburban railways are the best way to travel to and fro when in Spain. The frequency and speed of the same fair and will not leave you waiting for too long.

Barcelona in July - Must Try Delicacies


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Esqueixada

Literally translating to ‘tear apart’ in Catalonian, this traditional salad is quite a popular dish during the summer season in Barcelona. A delicacy that prepared with salt cod, colourful peppers, onions and drizzled with tomatoes is a favourite of both locals and tourists alike.
Where to eat: La Bombeta

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Bombas

A distant cousin of croquettes, this Spanish snack is made using minced meat and mashed potatoes. Rolled in a ball, they are then covered in breadcrumbs before they’re deeply fried to golden brown.
Where to eat: La Cova Fumada

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Spanish Omelet

While this may look like a regular omelette that we’ve all tried and tested, the authentic Spanish Omelette is a famous breakfast food in Barcelona that is unlike any other. Served in slices, the omelette is filled with chunks of potatoes and onions and is served with an aioli.
Where to eat: El Petit

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Chorizo

If you’re in the mood for some authentic Catalonian street food, don’t miss out on the Chorizo — a spicy pork sausage that is fermented and peppered with paprika.
Where to eat: Bar Canate

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Crema Catalana

The delectable Crema Catalana is a traditional Catalonian dessert that is a favourite of the locals. It is a citrus infused cream, sprinkled with cinnamon and topped with a crunchy layer of caramelised sugar, this dessert is quite similar to the French crème brûlée.
Where to eat: La Crema Canela

Tips to visit Barcelona in July


  • Hiring a two-wheeler is a cheap, convenient and faster way to travel around the city.
  • Don’t forget to make the most of the authentic tapas cuisine that is a speciality of Barcelona.
  • Visit a live flamenco guitar performance to experience the culture first hand. If you're confused about which Flamenco performance to go for, here are our recommendations and tips.
  • With several festivals taking place around the city, it is best to keep yourself updated with a list so as to not miss any.
  • If you’re planning on street shopping in Barcelona, a little haggling can go a long way and lower the price!

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