The bustling artistic scene of the city next to the beach and its bohemian atmosphere make it the unconventional counterpart of the most classical Madrid. Visit Barcelona for its beautiful beaches and eclectic nightlife, plus it has some of the best seafood in all of Europe. The streets of Barcelona are full of impressive architectural works, from Gothic churches to the surrealist buildings of Antoni Gaudí, as well as modern sites such as the Maremagnum shopping centre. It is also home to one of the world’s most beloved football teams, FC Barcelona.
Barcelona has a delicious Mediterranean climate and rarely gets very hot or cold (although July and August can be quite humid). Summer is the most popular time for a trip to Barcelona, because the sun is in all its splendor, the beaches are in full form and there are plenty of concerts and outdoor events. Spring and autumn are also good times to visit; The weather is softer and there are fewer crowds. Keep in mind that although temperatures fall to 40 degrees during the winter, so do prices, and this less popular season can make an ideal getaway.