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Things to Do in Barcelona in October

  1. Visit Sagrada Familia
  2. Stroll Around the Park Guell
  3. Bask in the Beauty of Casa Vicens
  4. Visit Casa Mila
  5. Explore the Casa Batllo
  6. Enjoy the Flamenco Show
  7. Hike Montserrat Mountain
  8. Experience Camp Nou
  9. Unravel Barcelona on a Bike Tour
  10. Hot Air Balloon Ride
Barcelona lives up to its name in each and every regard by being a centre of architecture, art and not to forget, all things amazing! There is a lot you can do in Barcelona in October, whether it be exploring historical places or relaxing on the shore to get a glorious tan. Since it is an off-season for tourists, you won’t have to deal with crowded alleyways and long queues.

The weather remains mostly pleasant and even the airfares and accommodations won’t break your bank. Moreover, there are many interesting things to do in Barcelona in October which will make your experience even more enjoyable.
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Essential Information About Barcelona in October

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Weather in Barcelona in October

  • The average temperature of Barcelona in October remains 24 degree Celsius.

  • The maximum temperature of Barcelona in October is 26 degree Celsius.

  •  Outdoor activities are all open in Barcelona in October.

  •  Most of the days in October are sunny with some overcast days.

  • It remains mostly warm but not that hot, making it the perfect weather to roam around in the city.

  • There are slight chances of rain in Barcelona in October so it is advisable to carry an umbrella.

  • In October the city consumes 8 hours of average sunshine in a day.
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What to Pack for Barcelona in October

  • A good backpack with a lock for additional safety.

  • Comfortable shoes so that you can explore the city on foot as well.

  • Both spring and autumn can be rainy in Barcelona so it’s advisable to pack rain gears for yourselves and for your belongings as well.

  • Shorts for beaches: since it isn’t that cold this time of the year, it would be great to pack some shorts and beach clothes so you can relax and unwind at Barcelona’s pristine beaches.

  • Pack sunscreen and a hat, in case you wish to set out during the afternoon.
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Things to Do in Barcelona in October

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Take Blessings at the Sagrada Familia

  • Although the streets of Barcelona are dotted with many marvellous churches, the Sagrada Familia holds a rather special distinction. 

  • It is a reflection of the popular Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and is a testimony to the rich Catalan history. 

  • It was inaugurated after 135 years, and  is still under construction.

  • The overall construction of this masterpiece is rather complex, the reason why it’s still under construction.

  • It recently became a UNESCO world heritage site as well. 
Location: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona

Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM

Sundays: 10:30 AM to 7 PM

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Stroll Around the Park Guell

  • Another masterpiece by the legendary Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, the Park Guell was an ambitious project which has now become an architectural wonder. 

  • It is one of the largest green spaces in Barcelona as it is spread over 17 hectares! 

  • There are many attractions at the Park Guell like the Hypostyle Room, Porter’s Lodge pavilion, dragon stairway and the likes. 

  • It is so popular that it has to be shut down at times because of the number of people that flock here to see this wonder. 

  • Wide open skies with pleasant breeze combine together to make strolling around the park one of the best things to do in Barcelona in October.

Location: 08024 Barcelona, Spain

Timing: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM

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Bask in the Beauty of Casa Vicens

  • Gaudi has bestowed this world with a lot of his masterpieces but the Casa Vicens holds a special place. 

  • It was not only the first of his works that broke the scene but this summer house is also considered to be one of the first masterpieces of modernism. 

  • The main highlight of this 19th century wonder is that it incorporates a lot of natural elements in its overall architectural design. 

  • Right from the cast iron gate at the main entrance to the fine detailing of each and every room, everything about the Casa Vicens manage to stand apart.

Location: Carrer de les Carolines, 20-26, 08012 Barcelona

Timing: 10 AM to 7 PM

Price: €16 

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About Aquarium Barcelona:

Aquarium Barcelona, located in Port Vell, is one of Europe's largest and most impressive aquariums. It features 35 tanks housing over 11,000 marine animals from 450 different species. The main attraction is the Oceanarium, a vast tank with an 80-metre-long underwater tunnel, allowing visitors to walk through and observe sharks, rays, and diverse fish species up close. Themed exhibits include the Mediterranean aquarium, tropical coral reefs, and the Planeta Aqua section, highlighting the evolution of marine life. The aquarium also focuses on marine conservation, offering initiatives to protect sea life and educate the public about the importance of ocean ecosystems.

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Visit Casa Mila – The Stone Castle

  • Also renowned as the stone quarry, the Casa Mila is a rather unique landmark in Barcelona. 

  • It is believed to be the last private residence designed by none other than the legendary architect Antoni Gaudi. 

  • Gaudi’s seamless brilliance can be seen in Casa Mila as it has ensured ventilation and natural lighting during the day. 

  • Even the walls and ceilings are decorated with beautiful paintings, making visiting this place one of the best things to do in Barcelona in October. 

Location: Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona

Timings: 9 AM to 8:30 PM, night tour: 9 PM to 11 PM

Price: €24 

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About the Poble Espanyol Barcelona:

Poble Espanyol, located in Barcelona, is an open-air architectural museum that actually resembles a small village and showcases the diverse styles of Spain’s regions. Built for the 1929 International Exposition, it features 117 full-scale buildings, streets, and squares representing different areas of Spain. Visitors can explore traditional crafts, artisan workshops, and cultural exhibitions held throughout the village. Poble Espanyol is a vibrant destination for those looking to explore Spain’s architectural and cultural diversity.

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Enjoy the Entertaining Flamenco Show

  • This electrifying dance performance is actually synonymous with Barcelona as it includes singing, flamboyant dancing, rousing guitar music and hand clapping as well. 

  • This cultural extravaganza makes it one of the best things to do in Barcelona in October. 

  • You can also choose to enjoy some wine or have scrumptious Catalan dinner before or after the performance. 

  • Most of the venues are also decorated in traditional Spanish style, accentuating the overall experience. 

  • Tablaos is where these performances take place and there are plenty of them in Barcelona.

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Barcelona Bike Tour

  • One of the best ways to explore Barcelona in October and its street culture, history, architecture and hidden gems is by going on a bike tour. 

  • The local guides will let you explore everything ranging from pristine beaches, hidden alleyways, monumental buildings and everything in between. 

  • A few stops along the way include the likes of The Palace of The Generalitat, The park citadella, el borne, Santa Maria Del mar and much more!

Location: Meeting point is besides the fountain in Plaça Reial

Price: €28

Timing: Different time slots, tour lasts for 3 hours

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Activity Location:  Santa Caterina I la Ribera, Barcelona

Operational Timings: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Last Admission: 2 hours before closing

Activity Duration: 2-3 Hours (Approx.)

About Barcelona Zoo:

With tickets to the Barcelona Zoo, you can explore your wild side and spend a magical day in the zoo. This animal-friendly attraction is one of the biggest city zoos in the world. With all that and more, Zoo de Barcelona is a must-visit place on your trip, which is home to over 2000 animals and 300 species, some are rarely found anywhere else. Visit the aviary, which pays special attention to a wide variety of parrot species, or the Feline Complex, which has big cats like tigers, jaguars, and panthers. Book this tour and explore the natural wonders found in this zoo.

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Experience Camp Nou in All Its Majesty

  • If you are a football fan, you just cannot afford to miss visiting the Camp Nou – the largest stadium in Europe. 

  • It is also the home turf of one of the most popular football teams in the world – FC Barcelona. 

  • On your trip to the Camp Nou, you can visit different sections of the stadium which include the changing room, press room, stands, trophy room. 

  • There’s also a museum inside the stadium to take you on a trip down the memory lane.

Location: C. d'Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona

Timing: 10 AM to 6:30 PM

Price: € 26

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Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

  • Soar above the pristine landscape of Catalonia near Barcelona in October on a hot air balloon ride which would last for 1-1.5 hours, depending upon your package. 

  • You will get to marvel at different landmarks like Montserrat and the Pyrenees Mountains, making it one of the best things to do in Barcelona in October. 

  • The average elevation that the balloon will gain will be 900 metres, enough to let you devour the scenic panoramic vistas of this majestic city. 

  • If you are on a private flight, you can also bump up the duration by 2 hours!

Price: Starts from € 179 per adult

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Explore the Gorgeous Casa Batllo

  • Casa Batllo was awarded the best monument in the whole of Spain in 2022. 

  • It is yet another masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi which he designed for a rich aristocrat. 

  • From the outside, it looks like it is made out of skulls and bones – the balconies being the skull and the pillars being the bones. 

Location: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona

Timing: 9 AM to 8 PM

Price: €35

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Hike the Majestic Montserrat Mountain

  • One of the major highlights of Barcelona, the Montserrat mountain peak is not only surrounded with stunning vistas of Catalunya but it also holds special religious significance. 

  • Apart from the monastery, the unusual rock formations are another highlight of this mountain peak.
     

  • There are different walking tours available with their own specialties and their own set of scenic views. 

  • You will also get to experience the Spanish countryside first hand. 

  • You can either take a train to the base of the mountain or opt for bus tours.

Location: 08199 Montserrat, Barcelona

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People Also Ask About Barcelona

  1. What are the best things to do with kids in Barcelona in October?

    • Explore the Park Guell: Barcelona is dotted with many great parks and playgrounds which would be an ideal fit for some playtime with kids. Major parks here include the likes of Passeige de Sant Joan and the architectural marvel Park Guell. Strolling around Park Guell is one of the best things to do in Barcelona in October.
    • Go to Tibidabo amusement park: This amusement park is a big kid pleaser as it has many different rides and attractions suitable for kids of all ages. Since it feels pretty vintage in its approach, the theme adds to the overall charm.
    • Visit Sagrada Familia: Sagrada Familia is one of the most important landmarks in Barcelona and certainly, your little ones are going to appreciate its marvellous architecture too! Basking in the glory of this church is certainly one of the best things to do in Barcelona in October!
  2. How many days are enough to visit Barcelona in October?

    It is widely believed that you need at least 4 to 5 days to visit Barcelona in October. Since this time of the year sees less tourists in Barcelona, take your own sweet time to visit and experience places. This is a city of late morning, late-night dinners and afternoon siestas. It deserves to be explored in patience.
  3. Is October a good time to visit Barcelona?

    October is considered to be a great time to visit Barcelona because the weather remains mostly pleasant, with light showers making the experience even more fun! There are many interesting things that take place in Barcelona in October including open-air concerts and movie screenings.
  4. What are the weather conditions of Barcelona during October?

    The average temperatures of Barcelona in October hover in the 18 degree – 26 degree Celsius range. Expect light showers and pleasant breeze to make your experience even more memorable!
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