Things to do in Barcelona in September

This is one of Barcelona’s big months. It’s still hot but you can stand it, plus the city celebrates its major party, so there are lots of things to do in Barcelona in September! But this year will be even more special. You’ll see!

Party at La Mercè

Things to do in Barcelona in September 2016

Of all the things to do in Barcelona in September, the must-do-above-all is to celebrate with the locals during La Mercè Festival. This is our biggest celebration as a city, and you’ll have the opportunity to see correfocs, which are firecrackers and fireworks parades, the pyromusical in Montjuic and to attend BAM, which stands for Barcelona Acció Musical, that is a music festival taking place all over the city during the celebrations.

Normally, they bring selected artists around a topic which changes every year, for example a country or a genre. And they do it for free! La Mercè is celebrated the 24th, but keep reading because this year, dates change…


The first edition of this festival took place in 1902. The purpose of La Mercè is to say goodbye to the summer and welcome autumn and the coldest months. From the 21st to 24th of September, party on the streets with the locals in Barcelona.

Join Catalan National Day


One of the things to do in Barcelona in September is to watch the locals and join us in our political demonstrations on their National day, which happens on September, 11th, either on the Spanish or on the Catalan side. Not the typical tourist thing, but everyone is going to be really friendly with you just to explain their cause and getting an international ally.

Celebrate Rosh Hashaná


The city of Barcelona has a small Jewish legacy, so taking into account that Rosh Hashaná, which is the Jewish new year, is celebrated on the 29th this year, one of the things to do in Barcelona in September would be a visit to El Call, the ancient Jewish neighbourhood, located inside the Gòtic quarter, and to the former synagogue.

Getting to El Call is not easy as medieval streets are tricky. However, just try this advise: once your are in Sant Jaume Square, face the Generalitat, the one with Saint George’s Statue, and head up through the street at its left and then turn again to the left.

Have a look at Gaudí’s work


Antoni Gaudí is one of Catalonia’s most famous and inspirational architects. He designed Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia, as well as, many houses and parks.

Most of his work is unusual which will certainly catch your attention, even if you are not into art or architecture! While walking the streets of Barcelona, the splendid designs of Gaudí will leave you in awe, since they clearly stand out from the rest of the buildings!

The Casa Vicens, the Casa Battló, the Casa Milá, the Palacio Güell, and the Güell Park are some of the places you need to visit if you want to have a look at some of his best works!

Enjoy some tapas


While in the city of Barcelona, have some tapas! The locals love to meet with friends and eat a few tapas after their work or school! It is very common and traditional, so you should do the same as well if you want to experience the truest aspects of the Barcelona lifestyle. Check this article to discover where to find the best tapas restaurants of the city. Our local writer made sure to gather all the best ones!

Visit the Picasso Museum


One of the best things to do in Barcelona in September is to visit the Picasso Museum. It is free on the first sunday of the month, so if you happen to be in the city on September, 7th, make sure to seize the opportunity to visit the museum! The Picasso Museum explores the creativy of the artist in such unique way, you will love it! If you’re interested in his works, want to learn more about him or simply enjoy art, this museum is the place to go to!

There are so many things to do in Barcelona in September. We warned you! It is the best month to be in the city, since there are so many things happening! I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and that it has inspired. If you need further information about anything, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! I also strongly recommend you to join one of our walking tours! It’s the best way to explore and discover the city and its best places, learn about the locals, the culture and the lifestyle! Our local guides are passionate about their city and always want the travelers to experience it in the best way possible! I hope to see you soon in our fun city of Barcelona!

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