Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of Spain
Sant Sebastià Beach, Sant Miquel Beach, Barceloneta Beach, Somorrostro Beach, Nova Icària Beach, Bogatell Beach, Mar Bella Beach, Nova Mar Bella Beach, Llevant Beach, Banys del Fòrum Beach
|17% of 2017 population (5,4 million): 35.4% Americas,
11.9% Italian, 4% French, 3% German, 2.3% British
|20 golf courses|
|18 hospitals||10 beaches|
|27 schools and colleges||10 marinas|
|9 police stations||12 km / 25 min|
Daily sunshine hours
Barcelona's weather is sunny and warm. The city is favorite for its sandy beaches. Long summer days provide 14-15 hours of daylight. The length of days decreases gradually to 9-10 hours in winter. Sunny days prevail in late spring and summer, but some can occur all year round. The average ranges from 4-5 hours of sunshine per day in winter (December - February), to 9-10 hours in summer (June - August).
Average day/night temperature
Barcelona enjoys the warm, Mediterranean climate. This means the hot and dry summers follow mild winters with a little bit of rain. The warmest months, July and August, with the average temperatures reaching 28-29°C are the best for enjoying sun rays on the beach. Rain in the summer is rare and July is the dryest month of the year with 20mm of rain only. On the other hand, still pleasant winter months with average temperatures of 14°C allow you to explore the city. Springs and autumns temperatures move around 20°C with October being the wettest month with an average of 7 rainy days per month.
Wind direction distribution during the year (%)
In general, the Atlantic weather fronts come from the west. Therefore, at the time they reach the east coast, they have already released moisture on western and inland regions. Occasionally, cold and windy days can occur due to the cold air masses coming from eastern Europe. Therefore, you might see some snow on the hills behind the city in the winter or a thunderstorm in summer. Although Barcelona is sometimes windy, its protective semicircle of mountains shields it from the harsh, cold winds that blow out of the north and west.
Average sea temperature
The temperature of the Mediterranean sea surrounding the coast of Barcelona is warm enough for swimming from July to September, when it warms up to 24°C. The water temperature reaches its peak of 26°C in August and keeps quite warm until October. During the winter time, it cools back to 14°C in January.
Where is Barcelona?
Barcelona province includes the metropolitan area of Barcelona city, the coastal zones, and surrounding areas.
Barcelona is well connected with the nearby cities by high-speed rail. It is also the chief seaport of the region and key European shipping center. It welcomes ships from all over the world and also provides a ferry service to the Balearic Islands and to Genoa in Italy. The international airport, Barcelona El Prat is only 12 kilometers south-west of the city.
This coastal Mediterranean city provides everything second home buyers look for: months of endless sunshine, sandy beaches, delicious food, world-class facilities, and a stress-free, relaxed pace of life, typical for Southern European countries.
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What to do in Barcelona
Barcelona is a leading cultural, sports, economic, tourism, arts, science, fashion, and commerce center.
Here you will find many exceptional restaurants awarded Michelin stars. A contemporary-style restaurant Lasarte gained 3 stars for its exceptional cuisine, definitely worth a visit, as the inspectors claim: “Our highest award is given for the superlative cooking of chefs at the peak of their profession. The ingredients are exemplary, the cooking is elevated to an art form and their dishes are often destined to become classics.”
In addition, several one-star and two-stars restaurants worth a trip are located all over the city.
Barcelona has several beautiful Mediterranean beaches spread over its 5 kilometers long coastline. All of them are awarded European blue flag of excellence for water quality and services.
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Passion for golf and high demand for top quality golf courses resulted in vast lands of greenery around this area. First class golf courses designed by renowned landscapers offer beautiful fairways maintained to perfection.
The Taste of Local Culture
The city itself is basked in history and is a major cultural center full of museums, various art collections, and buildings of interest. It hosts numerous conferences, exhibitions, and trade fairs every year. La Fira, also known as Feria de Barcelona is the main event, held annually at the Palacio de las Naciones, the exhibition center on Montjuich.
On the 23rd of April, Catalans celebrate Fiesta del Libro, which is a historical and social tradition for trading books. The day is also reserved as a day of celebration for Catalonia’s patron saint, St. George.
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