Barcelona in the Summer

In this tag you’ll find all our posts with valuable information for those visiting Barcelona in the Summer. Barcelona in the Summer has a lot to offer besides the regular city sites. It’s a time when lots of local festivals take place, and some food specialties can only be tasted this time of the year. It’s also time to go to the beach and practice water activities. If you are coming to Barcelona this Summer, make sure to read our Summer posts, or you might miss some really cool things that only happen this time of the year! We also have tags dedicated to the rest of the seasons of the year.

Fishing charters Barcelona and other activities

BARCELONA FISHING IDEAS

BARCELONA FISHING CHARTERS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR FISHING LOVERS Most people won’t think of Barcelona as a fishing area. But the thing is that being located by the Mediterranean sea, there are many fishing related activities that will allow you to enjoy your favorite hobby and do something away from the tourist crowds. From fishing …

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Authentic Gazpacho from Spain

MY MOM’S RECIPE FOR SPANISH GAZPACHO

A TRADITIONAL GAZPACHO RECIPE Gazpacho andaluz is the most popular cold tomato soup in Spain in the Summer. It’s really popular because it’s very easy to make, it’s very refreshing, and it’s not just vegetarian friendly, but also vegan and raw food eaters and do it. It can even be made gluten-free by adjusting the recipe …

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Where to drink Horchata in Barcelona

HORCHATA IN BARCELONA: FIND THE REAL THING

A FOODIE-APPROVED BARCELONA HORCHATERIAS LIST My baby is almost 21 months old and she already loves horchata de chufa (or orxata de xufa in Catalan), a Summer drink favorite in Spain, specially in Valencia, where the drink is original from, and along the Mediterranean coast. White like milk, but not a dairy product, this refreshing beverage …

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Water Sports Barcelona Spain

BEST OUTDOOR WATER SPORTS IN BARCELONA

WATER SKIING IN BARCELONA AND MORE A Summer trip to Barcelona is the perfect opportunity to combine sightseeing with some fun activities by the water. The Mediterranean sea offers lots of opportunities for sunbathing, relaxing by the beach, going sailing and also practicing all kind of fun water sports. But while some of these Barcelona beach …

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Sant Joan Barcelona Spain

THE SANT JOAN FESTIVAL IS COMING. ARE YOU GONNA MISS IT?

TOP SAINT JOHN’S EVE EVENTS IN BARCELONA The Sant Joan Festival (revetlla de St. Joan or Nit de Sant Joan) takes place in the evening of June 23rd and is celebrated all around Catalonia. The night of San Juan Festival is the summer solstice, the shortest night of the year. Families will get together for dinner: it’ll be …

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Barcelona sailing activities

GOING SAILING IN BARCELONA

OUR FAVORITE BARCELONA SAILING TOURS The Mediterranean sea offers the opportunity to see Barcelona from a unique point of view: the city views from the water. The coastal line offers a city skyline that you can’t see otherwise. Plus a day sailing in Barcelona is a fun and relaxing plan (that is, if you are not …

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Climate in Barcelona

WHAT’S THE WEATHER IN BARCELONA LIKE?

BARCELONA CLIMATE FACTS The weather being good or bad is one of the points that can make your trip succeed or fail. So knowing about the local weather characteristics in your destination is vital to plan ahead and prepare accordingly to bring the right clothes and equipment. Find out how the Barcelona weather can affect …

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Catalan Human Tower tradition

WHAT ARE CASTELLERS?

EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CATALAN HUMAN TOWERS The tradition of building human towers in Catalonia has existed for over 200 years: we call it Castellers. Castellers are people who build towers with their bodies and make different constructions called castells (castles). It’s such a deeply  rooted tradition that there are even competitions between teams of Castellers to see who …

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Costa Brava Things to do | ForeverBarcelona

TOP THINGS TO DO IN COSTA BRAVA

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHAT TO DO IN COSTA BRAVA La Costa Brava is one of the most beautiful sea regions in our country and it’s so worth visiting. Little seaside villages from Blanes to Portbou, 3 Natural Parks, lots of beaches and creeks, medieval villages and hundreds of activities and sites to visit. Sounds awesome, right? But …

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Barcelona Correfocs | ForeverBarcelona

CORREFOC – THE WILDEST TRADITION OF LA MERCE FESTIVAL

PLANNING TO ATTEND THE BARCELONA FIRE RUN? The Correfoc is a popular Catalan tradition consisting of a parade of infernal characters that chase people with fireworks. It is usually celebrated afterdark (when the effect of the fireworks is more striking), and arises a lot of emotions in the participants that range from (controlled) danger to fun …

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Best beaches in Barcelona by ForeverBarcelona

THE BEST BARCELONA CITY BEACHES

EXPLORING THE BARCELONA BEACH AREA Undoubtedly, one of the major attractions of Barcelona city is the sea and, of course, the beaches. Everybody knows that the combination of sun and sea is the guarantee of a good day. But, how do you decide a beach in a sunny day? We want to help you to find …

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Festival Gracia in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

TOP STREETS OF THE FESTA MAJOR DE GRACIA

THE GRACIA FESTIVAL, AN EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Next week, the streets of the Barcelona Gracia neighborhood will decorated by the neighbors during the Barcelona Festa Major de Gracia. They use simple materials such as recycled plastic bottles and cardboard, creating amazing landscapes and sculptures that will be for a whole week the setting for …

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Barcelona open August | ForeverBarcelona

AUGUST IN BARCELONA: WHERE TO EAT

RESTAURANTS OPEN IN BARCELONA IN AUGUST Barcelona in August is not as busy as you might expect. Most locals are gone, running away from the sticky Barcelona heat, and that’s why many restaurants choose to close for holidays. Same things happens in Madrid in August, by the way… And that’s how eating well in August …

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Woman in a swimming pool

BEST HOTELS WITH POOL IN BARCELONA

DISCOVER THE BEST BARCELONA HOTELS WITH POOL Choosing a hotel with pool in Barcelona is a great idea if you are coming in the summertime. There are more of them that you would think of, specially hotels with a rooftop pool. However, they are often small and lack of charm. Their water gets too warm, and …

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Barcelona Beach Restaurants | ForeverBarcelona

BEST BARCELONA BEACH RESTAURANTS

DINNING BY THE SEA: BARCELONA BEACHFRONT RESTAURANTS This time of the year, many clients ask me to recommend them good Barcelona beach restaurants. After all, they are a perfect choice for a summer meal. However, there are so many, and so many of them are no more than tourist traps, that visitors need some orientation to …

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Spanish Summer fruits | ForeverBarcelona

WHAT FRUITS ARE IN SEASON? SPANISH SUMMER FRUITS

SPRING AND SUMMER FRUITS THAT YOU CAN FIND AT BOQUERIA MARKET Summer fruits are so refreshing… And if you are visiting Barcelona in the summer, eating fresh fruit or drinking summer fruits juice will help you prevent dehydration. And a summer fruit salad can make a great and healthy breakfast or dessert. Plus it’s always fun to …

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Top Barcelona Hotels Near Beach | ForeverBarcelona

FAVORITE BARCELONA HOTELS ON THE BEACH

THE BEST BARCELONA BEACH HOTELS FOR YOUR STAY Exiting your beach hotel and plunging in the Mediterranean Sea after a long day touring the city. Doesn’t it sound great? Barcelona is hot and humid in the summer. You are back in your hotel room and nothing feels better than a cold shower… But wait a minute! …

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