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Visiting Barcelona In October – The Definitive Guide

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Barcelona has the distinction of being Spain’s Catalonian Capital city and lives up to its reputation of being a center of art, architectural and all things amazing! With the perfect mix of sun, sand, and sea, Barcelona is an ideal holiday destination in all weathers and October is no different! Whether you want to admire the vintage history seeping through the walls, or lounge about on the seashore to get a glorious tan, there is a lot you can do in Barcelona, and you only have to venture out to get started. Read up to learn more about the varied hues of Barcelona in October!

What Makes Barcelona in October Special?


Barcelona in October
Barcelona in October

October is a great time to visit Barcelona as the city sees pleasant weather interspersed with a few showers of rain, making evenings and late nights a lot more fun. Right from movie screenings to open-air concerts, you can take your pick of the most lively events in the city. It’s also a great time to experience al-fresco dining options in Barcelona so you can head out to many cafes that dot the seashore and spend time unwinding and relaxing.

October is also an off-season for tourists so you can leisurely explore all the places of interest in your bucket list without waiting in long queues and crowded alleyways. What’s more, even the airfares and accommodation prices are quite affordable for all! If you’re a shopaholic, you have got to check out the street sellers’ wares and get some souvenirs and relics at discounted prices!

Barcelona In October Weather


Barcelona in October is majorly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Summer has just ended and winter is a few months away. With 8 hours of sunshine, highs of 23° and lows of 14°, Barcelona in October demands an umbrella at your disposal all the time!

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Barcelona in October : Things to Do


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Sagrada Familia

Barcelona in October


The Sagrada Familia is a massive cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudí that dominates the skyline of Barcelona. This towering basilica is an architectural marvel and justifies its UNESCO World Heritage tag although construction is still underway, and is expected to be finished by 2026.

October Timings
Daily: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location

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

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Fast Track Tickets to Sagrada Familia with Audioguide
Fast Track Tickets to Sagrada Familia with Audioguide
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€26
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Sagrada Familia Fast Track Tickets with Tower Access and Audio Guide
Sagrada Familia Fast Track Tickets with Tower Acce...
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€62
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Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with No Wait Entry
Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with...
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€72
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Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia
Fast Track Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia
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€49
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Fast Track Bilingual Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia
Fast Track Bilingual Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia
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€49
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Fast-Track Ticket to Sagrada Familia & Barcelona eBike Guided Tour
Fast-Track Ticket to Sagrada Familia & Barcelona e...
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€68
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Fast Track Guided Tour to Sagrada Familia with Tower Access
Fast Track Guided Tour to Sagrada Familia with Tow...
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€62
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Sagrada Familia & Montserrat Skip the Line Guided tour
Sagrada Familia & Montserrat Skip the Line Guided ...
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€97

2

Park Güell

Barcelona in October


Set in verdant green environs, Park Güell is the brainchild of Antoni Gaudí. It is a beautiful expanse of open space that complements Barcelona’s culture with a striking contrast of greenery, artwork, and intriguing buildings making it the perfect backdrop to your holiday photo shoot!

October Timings
Daily: 08:00 AM to 08:30 PM (Last entry time - 07:30 PM)

Location

08024 Barcelona, Spain
Getting There ›

Best Safety
Park Güell Timed Entry Ticket
Park Güell Timed Entry Ticket
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€10
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Skip the Line Guided Tour of Park Guell
Skip the Line Guided Tour of Park Guell
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€24
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Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with No Wait Entry
Guided Tour of Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with...
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€72

3

Poble Espanyol

Barcelona in October


Poble Espanyol is a typical tourist attraction that showcases the rich Spanish heritage of Barcelona in an open-air museum style. Witness some excellent craftsmanship, indulge in retail therapy, and learn about the influence of Catalan culture in the city while enjoying all things touristy in this model town.

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

Location

Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13, 08038
Barcelona, Spain
Getting There ›

4

Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona in July


Barcelona Aquarium boasts of the largest Oceanarium in the whole of Europe and is home to over 450 species of marine life. The aquarium is divided into seven tropical zones, and also features a tunnel for tourists to experience the sea life - up, close, and personal!

October Timings
10:00 AM to 07:30 PM on weekdays, 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday

Location

Moll d'Espanya, del Port Vell, s/n, 08039
Barcelona, Spain
Getting There ›

5

Walk around the Ramblas and Barri Gotic

Barcelona in October


The La Ramblas and Barri Gothic are situated in the oldest part of Barcelona city, called the Gothic Quarter. Lined with Boulevards, churches, monasteries and old crumbling walls, a trip here is a fine way to relive the vestiges of the Roman colony of Barcino from which the city derives its name.

Location

Gothic Quarter, Barcelona,
Spain
Getting There ›

6

Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

Barcelona in October


The Recinte Modernista De Sant Pau is a UNESCO certified world heritage site that doubles up as a fully functional hospital replete with a beautiful garden. The architect Lluis Domènech i Montaner believed that the fresh garden air and colorful mosaics within would cheer up the patients and get them to become healthy in no time.

October Timings
10:00 AM to 07:30 PM on weekdays, 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday

Location

Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona,
Spain
Getting There ›

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Flamenco Show with Dinner
Flamenco Show with Dinner
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€50
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Flamenco Show with Tapas
Flamenco Show with Tapas
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€65

7

Casa Milà

Barcelona in October


Famously known as La Pedrera or Stone Quarry, Casa Mila is an exotic building that features a rough, hewn appearance and is popular for being the last private residence designed by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. The spacious, unique structure is creatively done up and makes for a nice backdrop for photos!

October Timings
Monday to Sunday: 09:00 AM to08:30 PM
Night tour: 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Location

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

Best Safety
Casa Milà - La Pedrera: Fast Track Entrance with Audioguide
Casa Milà - La Pedrera: Fast Track Entrance with A...
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€24
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Casa Mila-La Pedrera Night Experience
Casa Mila-La Pedrera Night Experience
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€34

8

Camp Nou

Barcelona in October


The biggest stadium in Europe, Camp Nou is the home stadium of the FC Barcelona Football Club. Football fans the world over can visit the different areas of the stadium such as the stands, changing room, press room, trophy room as well as the museum on a trip here.

October Timings
1st to 16th October: 09:30 AM to 07:30 PM
17th October to 31st October: Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM & Sunday 10:00 AM to 02:30 PM

Location

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

Best Safety
FC Barcelona: Camp Nou Tour
FC Barcelona: Camp Nou Tour
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€20
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FC Barcelona: Camp Nou Experience - Anytime Entry
FC Barcelona: Camp Nou Experience - Anytime Entry
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€32
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FC Barcelona Camp Nou Guided Tour with Brunch
FC Barcelona Camp Nou Guided Tour with Brunch
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€54
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Camp Nou Tour with Interactive Virtual Experience & Multimedia Audioguide
Camp Nou Tour with Interactive Virtual Experience ...
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€37

9

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Barcelona in June


Located atop a mountain, the Tibidabo Amusement Park is a prominent landmark in Barcelona and promises a riot of fun and cheer for all. At this century-old park you can enjoy panoramic vistas while experiencing the adrenaline rush of the many activities and rides here.

October Timings
Open only on Weekends and Holidays, 10:00 AM to 06:15 PM

Location

Plaça del Tibidabo, 08035
Barcelona, Spain
Getting There ›

10

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona in October


An opera house set amidst the locality of La Rambla, and founded in 1847; Gran Teatre del Liceu has today become a popular center of art and culture. The interiors of the building - particularly the Renaissance-style Lobby, the horse-shoe shaped auditorium, the mirror hall, and the foyer are worthy of a visit!

October Timings
The Gran Teatre Liceu tour takes place –
Monday to Friday – 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday – 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Location

La Rambla, 51-59, 08002 Barcelona,
Spain
Getting There ›

Barcelona in October : Events to Look Out For


Barcelona in October events

Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival

October 31st - 2nd November 2020
IBCF is an annual event that hosts professionals and specialty coffee enthusiasts under one roof. Toasters, baristas, coffee lovers and coffee shops work together to spread coffee culture and is open to everyone who wants to have a taste of specialty coffee.

Barcelona in October events

Barcelona Taste Food Tour, Gótico

September, 2020 - March 2021
The Barcelona Taste Food Tour is a food trail that takes small groups of people across town to the many sumptuous restaurants and cafes to savor the local delicacies. Besides getting to taste the local favorites, you’ll also be regaled with stories of food and trivia.

Barcelona in October events

BAUM Fest & Barcelona Tattoo Expo

2nd - 4th October 2020
Spain’s most extensive exhibition on tattoos and urban culture, Barcelona Art & Urban Movement promises to be a unique experience for all. Besides a grand display of tattoos, the fest is also home to live dance and music performances, extreme sports, graffiti, car and bike shows and plenty of food trucks.

Barcelona in October events

Veggie World Barcelona

3rd - 5th October 2020
A one-of-its-kind festival for vegetarians and vegans alike, the Veggie World Festival aims to provide knowledge, tips, and tricks about veggies that can’t always be found in supermarkets. Besides taking in all the information to make life-altering decisions, you can also shop for a variety of plant-based clothes and cosmetics.

Barcelona in October : 5-day Itinerary


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Barcelona Weather in October

Barcelona in October sees average sunshine of about 8 hours per day with an average temperature of 21° in the day. Chances of rainfall are highly likely during the month, and if it’s not drizzling or raining, then you’re in for some cloudy and pleasant days albeit a bit humid.

Where to Stay in Barcelona During October

Barcelona offers a lot of variety in accommodation depending upon the traveler’s preferences.

You can enjoy a luxe 5-star living at Hotel Majestic, Hotel Arts Barcelona, or W Barcelona. If you would prefer to stay in moderately priced, good hotels, you can take your pick from among Holiday Inn Express Barcelona, Hotel Astoria, or Catalonia Hotel Sagrada ; these are also located in prime tourist hotspots, so it’s easy to travel to and from your destination. There are other budget-friendly hotels and hostels for backpackers such as St Christopher’s Inn, Safestay Barcelona Gothic, or Casa Kessler Barcelona.

What to Pack for Visiting Barcelona in October

Barcelona’s vibrant culture may stem from the fact that the city is dynamic, artistic, and continually evolving. For a trip to Barcelona in October, feel free to pack the usual and tp it off with jackets and shrugs to layer your outfits. A swimsuit and a beach cover-up would be ideal if you’re a water baby and want to soak in on the sea and sand. It’s also best to keep a pair of broken-in pair of shoes to explore the city on foot.

Getting Around Barcelona in October

Barcelona is a fairly well-connected city, and one can travel the length and breadth of the city by using the Metro and FGC trains. These are preferred by the locals for being quick and convenient. There are plenty of buses as well to facilitate commuting, but the traffic can be difficult during peak hours and hence not recommended. If you have plenty of leisure time, then it’s a good idea to rent bikes for short commute options within the city as Barcelona has plenty of cycle lanes and free spaces. If you’re traveling in larger groups, you can also avail taxis!

Barcelona in October - Must Try Delicacies


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Paella

A trip to Barcelona will be incomplete without feasting on the traditional Paella here. The Paella is a Catalan dish made of saffron-infused rice garnished with copious amounts of seafood, meat, and vegetables. Available at multiple outlets across the city, you can head to Bodega Joan to sample this in all its glory!

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Canelons

A Catalan dish with an Italian origin, the Canelon is a dish made of rolled sheets of pasts comprising a filling of fish, meat, or veggies, that’s well cooked and covered with creamy béchamel sauce and grated with cheese. Traditionally eaten on Boxing Day, you can taste a great Canelon at Can Culleretes.

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Esqueixada

A local delicacy of the region, the Esqueixada celebrates salt codfish as the heart of its recipe. An amalgamation of shredded salt cod bits, ripe tomatoes, onions, and olive oil lend it a unique taste that can be complemented with other vegetables based on your preferences. Head to Taverna el Glop for a feast!

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La Bomba

La Bomba is a classic snack made of meat and mashed potatoes, ground into balls and deep-fried with bread crumbs. The best time to have this dish is during early evenings or as supper. Have these with some spicy tomato sauce and aioli on the side at La Bombeta, and you’re set for a good many hours.

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Escalivada

The Escalivada is a dish comprising the roasted insides of a combination of fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, or aubergines. Made within traditional woodfired ovens that lend an incremental taste, these veggies are blended with olive oil and served on bread. Enjoy a well-made escalivada at Sesamo, and you’ll be left wanting more!

Tips to Visit Barcelona in October


  • October makes for a great time to remain outdoors so you can plan a guided tour on feet to discover local heritage hotspots in the city. It’s also a great idea to rent bikes this season.
  • It’s a good idea to layer up if you’re traveling to Barcelona in October as the weather can be slightly unpredictable owing to the rainfall. Keep jackets and umbrellas handy if you’re visiting the city in October.
  • It’s imperative that you carry an umbrella if you’re visiting in October. Getting drenched in the rain may be fun, but it won’t do to become sick when you’re in the confluence of such a vibrant culture!
  • October marks the arrival of mushrooms in Barcelona so head to local food joints and enjoy some local mushroom-rich delicacies. You’ll also see the local market is flooded with chestnuts - make the best of this time to enjoy warm roasted chestnuts on the streets.
  • Check out the local museums and art galleries in October as this month sees many temporary art installations and exhibitions across the city.

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