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Visiting Barcelona In September – The Definitive Guide

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Passion is a word that encapsulates Barcelona perfectly. Be awestruck by Antoni Gaudi’s passion for avant-garde architectural styles in the Sagrada Familia and innumerable buildings across the city. Admire Catalan pride and passion for the region and language in every Barcelonian’s heart and watch it displayed on the National Catalan Day. Experience the passion in the hot-blooded Flamenco dance, and taste it in the delicious food. You can experience this undying love for the city in September in Barcelona when the tourists are long gone and the locals are celebrating. The beautiful fall weather makes everything better and here is a guide on how to enjoy Barcelona in September.

What Makes Barcelona in September Special?


Barcelona in September

Fantastic Fall Weather – September heralds the onset of fall or autumn in Barcelona. It might lack the vibrant colourful foliage but the lower temperatures and pleasant sunny days make it a great time to visit Barcelona. It is also a shoulder season as the throngs of summer tourists have gone back home, leaving the city to the locals.
Outdoor fun – Pleasant weather translates to staying outdoors through the day. You can go out swimming in the sea and bask in the sun to get that enviable Catalonian tan! Go on day trips to Montserrat and Girona, or walk through the ancient neighbourhoods of Gothic Quarter and La Ramblas.
Season of Festivals – September in Barcelona is full of festivals that offer a peek into the Catalan culture and heritage. The festivals turn into fabulous street parties with music, dance performances, fireworks, parades and more! If you want to witness the city in its festive best then September is the month to visit.

Barcelona In September Weather


Barcelona in September witnesses the end of summer and temperatures start decreasing, with average day time temperatures around 79°F/26°C and the lows dropping to 68°F/20°C. Rain is a rare occurrence and you will experience sunny days throughout the month. The sea temperature is around 75°F/24°C which means you can still enjoy dips in the sea and take part in water sports.

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Barcelona in September : Things to Do


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Sagrada Familia

Barcelona in September


Sagrada Familia is one of most recognisable landmarks in Barcelona and finds itself listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Under construction for more than 130 years, it is known for its surreal architectural style. Antoni Gaudi has designed the church with his trademark style of mixing nature and the Bible.

September Timings
Daily: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Location

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

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2

Park Güell

Barcelona in September


What started off as a housing community for the bourgeois has now become a park for all! Park Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudi and features some of his best works in the form of futuristic and animist architecture. In September, the queues are shorter and a pleasure to walk around the park.

September Timings
Daily: 8 AM to 9:30 PM

Location

08024 Barcelona, Spain
Getting There ›

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3

Poble Espanyol

Barcelona in September


Located atop Montjuic, Poble Espanyol was created to introduce Spanish and Catalan culture and heritage to the world at the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929. Today, it has become a cultural village with replicas of iconic Spanish buildings, exhibitions, workshops and shows to educate visitors about Spanish history.

September 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
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Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona in September


The Barcelona Zoo is a great place to bring the kids and being an open-air space, September is a good time to explore it. The zoo is home to hundreds of animals including Komodo Dragons, Gorillas, Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Elephant, Lion, and Tiger, giving you a peek of biodiversity across the world.

September Timings
Daily: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location

Parc de la Ciutadella, 08003 Barcelona,
Spain
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Walk around the Ramblas and Barri Gotic

Barcelona in September


The beautiful fall weather in September is the best time to put on your walking shoes and explore the most famous street in Barcelona – La Ramblas. Amble around and then take a detour from the Gothic Quarter which has ancient buildings and even remnants of a Roman wall!

Location

Gothic Quarter, Barcelona,
Spain
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6

Flamenco Show

Barcelona in September


Flamenco is a traditional Catalan fast-paced dance that involves fast beats, swift movements and expressive dancers. You will not be able to stop moving your feet to the rhythm! Catch a Flamenco show at one of the famous venues - Tablao Cordobés Flamenco Show, Barcelona Flamenco Olé Show, or Barcelona Flamenco Pasion Show.

Location

95HF+JW Barcelona,
Spain
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7

Casa Milà

Barcelona in September


The grey facade of Casa Milà intrigues you with its quirky architecture and is simply a precursor of the treasures within. It was the last residential building designed by Antoni Gaudi and is a masterpiece in community living. Everything from the staircase to the terrace is worth a look!

September Timings
Day tour: 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Night tour: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Location

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

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8

Camp Nou

Barcelona in September


Camp Nou is the main stadium of Barcelona and the home ground of FC Barcelona, one of the most famous football clubs in the world. Take a tour of the stadium that seats about 99,000 fans and experience the player's tunnel, trophy room, the ‘Messi Area’ and the stadium in VR.

September Timings
Daily: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM (except if there are scheduled events)

Location

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

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9

PortAventura World

Barcelona in September


Portaventura World is your childhood dream come true! One of the best amusement parks in Barcelona, it has three venues – Caribe Aquatic Park, Portaventura Park and Ferrari Land. September weather is perfect for staying outdoors all day and enjoying the crazy rides without breaking into a sweat!

September Timings
Monday – Sunday: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Location

Port Aventura Park, Barcelona
Spain
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10

Casa de Punxes

Barcelona in September


Is it a castle? Is it an apartment block? The Casa de Punxes was built as a home for the Terradas Brutau family by Josep Puig I Cadafalch in 1905. The iconic building is constructed in the modernist style and includes medieval elements like the red conical tops with tall spires.

September Timings
Daily: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location

Avinguda Diagonal, 420, Barcelona
Spain
Getting There ›

Barcelona in September : Events to Look Out For


Barcelona in September events

Diada Nacional de Catalunya

11th September 2020
The National Day of Catalonia is both a poignant reminder of the independence struggles of the region of Catalonia, as well as a celebration of the Catalan identity. People spill out on the streets waving the Catalan flag and professing their love for the region.

Barcelona in September events

Festa Major del Poblenou

9th – 18th September 2020
Poblenou is an exciting neighbourhood in Barcelona and hosts its own annual festival. The festival features art, culture and includes exhibitions, shows, parades and traditional Catalan rituals like correfoc and human towers. The highlight of the festival is the ‘castell de focs’ a fireworks display by the beach on 16th September.

Barcelona in September events

La Merce

20th – 24th September 2020
La Merce is the annual festival commemorating the Patron Saint of Barcelona ‘Mare de Deu de la Mercè’. It heralds the onset of autumn and is celebrated with street festivals which include parades called Correfoc which involves fireworks, costumed devils and giant effigies, as well as projection shows and music shows.

Barcelona in September : 5-day Itinerary


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Barcelona Weather in September

Summer is ending and Barcelona heralds the onset of fall or autumn as the rest of the world knows it. However, due to its location near the ocean temperatures don’t drop drastically and hover around 79°F/26°C. Days get shorter over the month, you will experience 13 hours of daylight in the first week, dwindling down to 12 hours.

Where to Stay in Barcelona During September

If you are visiting Barcelona for the first time, it is ideal to stay in these areas of Eixample, El Born, Gothic Quarter or Poble Nou (Near the beach). If you love the nightlife, stay close to Poble Sec, Gracia, or Barceloneta. Here is our pick of best hotels for every budget and style–

What to Pack for Visiting Barcelona in September

Barcelona’s weather is as pleasant as it can get in September and you can bring out the best in your wardrobe without a worry for rain. Just keep in mind to pack full-length shirts and pants/skirts for visiting churches. Barcelona also has a thriving nightlife and if you wish to enter upscale restaurants or pubs, pack your dressiest best. Bring sunscreen, hat and beach accessories for hitting the beaches, otherwise, just get your best pair of walking shoes as Barcelona is best explored on foot!

Getting Around Barcelona in September

Barcelona is a vast city but like most European cities it has a good and reliable public transportation system. One of the best things you can do is to buy a Hola BCN Pass that serves as a pass to take any transport in the city. You can save time in buying separate tickets and save the local currency! Metro is the cheapest and fastest way to get around, the city has 156 stations and 24 suburban stations. Buses are great for short distances but the chances of getting stuck in traffic are high. The night bus is a saviour for party revellers as the buses run till 5 AM!

Barcelona in September - Must Try Delicacies


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Esqueixada

Summer might be on its way out in Barcelona in September, but one dish that is perfect for sunny al-fresco lunches is Esqueixada. The salad dish is made from shredded salted cod, a traditional Catalan ingredient, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and drizzled generously with olive oil.
Where to eat: Traverna El Glop

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Mongetes amb botifarra

A favourite of Catalonians, this dish essentially means sausage and beans. The dish uses botifarra or pork sausage made with spices and is grilled and served with cooked white beans. It is simple, meaty and wholesome, ideal for comfort food!
Where to eat: Restaurant Romesco

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Calçots

Get ready to get your hands messy for this traditional Catalan dish! Calçots are a winter food but thanks to their popularity you can find them, the rest of the year as well. Calçots are essentially sweet green onions that are charred and eaten with a romesco sauce (tomatoes, almonds, garlic.
Where to eat: Restaurant Carmen

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Escudella catalana

If you are looking for traditional homely dishes in Spain then look no further than the Escudella. This dish is a stew made with vegetable broth and dunked with a pilota or a meatball that is spiced with parsley and garlic. Pasta or rice is added to this to make this a wholesome meal.
Where to eat: Terra de Escudella

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Crema Catalana

Known as the Creme Brulee of Spain, Crema Catalana is a decadent milk-based dish. The dessert is made of milk turned into a custard and flavoured with lemon and orange zest, which gives it a zing. It is then layered with burnt sugar that gives it the characteristic taste.
Where to eat: Granja M Viader

Tips to Visit Barcelona in September


  • If you missed out the other festivals in September, catch the Festa Major de La Barceloneta which starts on the 29th September.
  • The Swab Barcelona Art Fair from 26th – 29th September 2019 is an excellent opportunity for amateurs to peek into the world of art. It is one of the rare art fairs that make art accessible and fun to the general public.
  • The National Day of Catalonia has in recent times become a politically charged celebration. While it is an amazing cultural experience to be a part of it, refrain from making any statements against the movement unless you are a Catalan or an expert!
  • September is a great time to take a day trip outside Barcelona.
  • With summer behind you, the temperatures in September are perfect for taking a walking tour of Barcelona. There is a range of walking tours you can take to explore Gaudi sites, Gothic quarter, and La Ramblas.

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