Barcelona Summer Travel Tips
HOW TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE ON HOLIDAY
Barcelona in the summer is hot and humid, maybe not Miami-like, but the temperatures can reach 90°F with peaks of even 100°F. And since we are located by the sea, the atmosphere carries a lot of water steam and you will be sweating around the whole day.
Learn how to stay safe and avoid the heat as much is possible while you are visiting Barcelona.
These are our tips on how to prevent dehydration and heat exhaustion during Summer:
The most important of our summer vacation tips: bring always one bottle of water with you, and keep drinking throughout the day in small sips.
Plan the outdoor touring for the first hours of the morning
Being outdoors when the heat is less intense is crucial to avoid heat stroke. Sites such as the Park Guell or the Hill of Montjuïc, are better done before noon. Later than that, it will be really hot until the Sun starts going down (and that’s not until 5 or 6 PM…).
The same applies for places with long lines such as the Picasso Museum, the Sagrada Familia church and la Pedrera/Casa Milà.
Get the right equipment
Avoid dehydration by sweating less: Buying a fan is a great idea: it doesn’t take too much space and you can carry it around easily inside your bag.
Alternate outdoors with places with our air-conditioning
Your body needs time to recover and cool off. If you have been walking around Barcelona in the summer for a while, plan to stay somewhere indoors with air-conditioning for a while. That can be a restaurant or café, a shop or mall, a museum…
Take a chauffeured tour
That’s the best way to kill two birds with one stone! Your tour guide will be able to plan the tour in order to avoid the outdoors sites jeering the hottest times of the day. plus an official tourguide from skip lines, so you then need to worry about standing under the sun for over an hour.
And after visiting a site, you will be getting back to your nicely air-conditioned Mercedes car where your driver will be waiting for you to take you to the next place. There’ll be plenty of complimentary water bottles for you. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
AND BONUS! Here is the last of our tips for summer travel:
Get in the water
What are your best summer travel tips to prevent heat stroke on vacation?
Marta is the founder of ForeverBarcelona. She is a passionate tour guide that loves Barcelona and loves writing too. She is the main author of our Blog, and is committed to sharing her knowledge about Barcelona and her best tips with our readers.
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