If itâ€™s Spain youâ€™re looking at visiting this season, then you surely canâ€™t miss visiting Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, one of the 17 regions that define Spain for us. Barcelona is an ancient city, so thereâ€™s a lot of historic sites and monuments you can visit. In fact Barcelona is amongst one of the most popular European destinations. There are plenty of popular neighborhoods in Barcelona so you should pick the ones youâ€™d really like to visit because youâ€™re probably not going to have enough time to visit every place in one holiday.
August is a great time to visit and youâ€™ll also find that this is the time that most locals go on vacation. Other great months to visit are September to November and again January and February as the temperature is most favorable at this time and could get hotter in the middle of the year. It pays to be a football fan if youâ€™re visiting Barcelona because thatâ€™s an active event at all times and locals take great pride in the sport. All through the year thereâ€™s plenty of events and festivals in Barcelona, as such, you can plan your vacation in such a way that you can be part of some festival as this will let you experience the true Barcelonan spirit.
There are quite a few low cost carriers operating in Barcelona so travel to other Spanish destinations is easy on the pocket. El Prat is the cityâ€™s international airport and is located pretty close to the city center. Travelling in the city is easy because thereâ€™s many commuting modes including cycling which is great during a holiday. The Metro is worth a mention and make sure you consider the Barcelona Card which can help save money when travelling and helps get discounts and free entry at tourist destinations.