In fall Barcelona offers the perfect weather, not too hot, not very cold, which are the best things to do in Barcelona in October with this great temperature? Here’re some ideas!
Things to see in Barcelona in October
So, with these great colors that fall offers, one of the best things to do in Barcelona in October is to go to one of our best parks in town: El parc de la ciutadella. It’s the biggest park in town and it’s placed in the city center. You can go there for a nice walk, for a picnic or to visit one of the attractions that it harbors such as the Zoo, the parliament or the botanic garden.
What to visit in Barcelona in October
One of the best things to do in October in Barcelona is to visit the Monastery of Santa María de Pedralbes. I love going there when fall is coming and everything has these warm colors.
The building is great and the palace is amazing. If you visit the thumb of the woman who order the construction, Elisenda de Moncada, you’ll see two different images of the same person: one dressed as a queen and another one in the back, represented as a widow. Curious, right?
What to hear in Barcelona in October
One of the symbols of the old and fun Barcelona is “El Molino”. This is like the Catalan version of the Moulin Rouge in Paris, but less glamorous, I’m afraid. It is placed in Paral•lel Street.
This long avenue used to be the theaters area in Barcelona in the beginning of the XIX century. There were hundreds of theaters and clubs and a vibrant nightlife for all kinds of people.
Nowadays, most of them have gone but we still have a few and Molino is there ready to amuse everyone with their cabaret and burlesque shows!
What to buy in Barcelona in October
One of my favorite places to go shopping in town is the Encants Market. This is one of the oldest flea markets in Europe and has been recently renovated.
I loved it one it was in the old location but I like it even more now that is held in a very modern building. I think the contrast between the contemporary architecture and the old stuff that they sell there is very romantic. But… you need to go to understand!