Are you fed up with the cold and miserable British weather? Trust me that makes us two. I love escaping to warm places and visiting Barcelona in February sounded like a great idea. Actually, visiting Barcelona in any month is always a good idea!
Catalonia’s capital city is my favourite city to visit. It can be vibrant, exciting, adventuring or chilling, anything you want it to be. It is full of activities all year round, including places to see, things to do, cafes and restaurants to fulfil your appetite and of course, plenty of rooftop and cocktails bars! Which, personally, I am a sucker for.
Weather in Barcelona in February
Barcelona weather in February can be unpredictable, but that applies to pretty much every place during the winter, although I wouldn’t consider February in Barcelona a cold month. Yes, it gets a little nippy and windy at evening, especially strolling by the beach. But still, during the day we wore our summer clothing (that kind of clothing you wouldn’t dare wear in the UK in February unless you’re completely nuts). But consider bringing a foldable waterproof jacket and maybe some gloves, if you want to explore the beach and hold hands with your loved ones. End of the day, it is Valentine’s day in February!
Valentine’s Day in Barcelona
Talking about Valentine’s Day, I think visiting Barcelona for Valentine’s weekend is such a great choice! For example, you can start your day with a morning walk around Park Ciutadella, have a coffee outside and truly enjoy the moment. Or have a picnic under the mandarin tree. Sooo romantic!
Valentine’S Day Activities:
Here is a list of activities you can do in Barcelona for Valentine’s Day:
- Champagne Breakfast in a Hot Air Balloon
- Romantic sailing trip
- Wine Tasting in a Castell
- Relaxing SPA
- Walking around the city
- Evening cocktails at Paradiso Bar
This Catalonia’s city knows how to celebrate life and love. Visiting Barcelona in February is very peaceful. Not too busy, not too loud, and it allows you to travel like a local and see Barcelona in its glory. You can view all the main attractions without queuing up for too long, but again, make sure you book your tickets for the main attractions ahead of time.
- La Sagrada Familia
- Park Ciutadella
- Barceloneta Beach
- Gothic Quarter
- Cable Cars: Port Cable cars and Teleferic de Montjuïc
- Castell de Montjuïc
- Ice Bar Barcelona
- Las Ramblas
When the sun sets, the temperature usually drops a little bit. Making it a perfect time to visit that famous dancing fountain – Montjuic Fountain. I missed it, every time I went, I was either too tired, or it was shut due to maintenance. The fountain lit up with every colour of the rainbow and it is a truly spectacular show (according to my friends.) It’s still on my to-see list and should be on yours too. Check showtimes below:
Winter Season: October to April
Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
From 30 October to 30 March
The showtimes: 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM
Summer Season: May to September
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm
From 31 March to 25 October
The showtimes: 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM
February is also a festival – fiesta time in Barcelona, and it won’t be quiet. Below I prepared a short overview of those events and dates so that you can plan your trip accordingly.
Visiting Barcelona in February and Events list:
Santa Eulàlia Festival
8th to 12th of February (TBC)
Santa Eulàlia is a patron of Barcelona City who lived in the Roman times. The festival is the biggest in Barcelona for children and consists of concerts, parades with giants and other fantasy creatures. Full of activities spread across the city.
Carnaval de Barcelona
2oth to 26th of February 2020
The festival is all about eating, drinking and partying! The first day of the carnival is called the Fat Thursday and celebrated with food competitions and activities. It lasts the whole week and brings fun and colours to every corner of the city, but the largest parade takes place in the Gothic Quarter.
Where to stay in Barcelona:
Always stay central. The prices are lower than you think, especially in February because it is off-season and you are close to pretty much all the main spots.
Check these hotels and map below:
My favourite picks:
Paradiso Bar Barcelona
Even if you aren’t a cocktail lover, this place needs to be on your list. Hidden behind a secret door in a tiny cafe – it is like entering a Wonderland! It’s funny, creative and sassy. It’s a truly unique place for all you cocktail lovers who want to try something totally out of this world and served with maximum quality! It’s not listed in The 50 Best Bars in the World for nothing. Fancy drinking from a seashell, or a treasure chest? Then look it up!
Terrassa de les Indianes
Overlooking the harbour, Barceloneta Beach, Montjuïc Hill and Port Vell. It is a little challenging to find this place – you have to enter the Museu de Historia de Catalunya first and take the lift to the 4th floor. With a rich selection of food and drinks, this rooftop bar is a great choice for chilling out or an evening party! With outdoor seating, heat lamps, blankets and snacks to enjoy with your drinks, what’s not to love. We ended up visiting this place twice!
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