Barcelona in October
Here are five amazing things to do in Barcelona in October
1.) Museo Miro
This beautiful museum features works of the famous Joan Miró, including nearly all his graphic works and drawings. This particular artist was original, as you will notice by looking at his work; the sculptures, textiles, and ceramics. There is also a feeling of calmness around this area, with beautiful trees that you can sit under. However, you have to get here early as there is normally a queue outside, but not to deter you, as it moves really fast!
Get a chance to visit the beautiful architecture of La Pedrera and the amazing Sagrada Familia, and not forgetting Casa Batllo, in this interesting and happy walk! The guides are young and very informed people, who have been born and raised in Barcelona, and will explain to you a lot of the things you see along the way, including Gaudi’s art, while giving you their own personal experiences. You will be glad you took the tour at the end!
3.) Fundacio Tapies
This is a beautiful building, the first ever in Eixample to combine exposed brick and iron. It acts as a cultural center and museum, showcasing Antoni Tàpies’ works. It also has lectures conducted here, films and publications, that accompany the painter’s work. But you will also find exhibitions from other artists too. Another distinctive feature of the building is the metal roof ornament on its outside, which makes it look really interesting!
4.) Boqueria Market
Full of fresh stuff, from the seafood, vegetables, and fruits, you will definitely miss out if you do not create time to visit this very popular market in Barcelona! Open every day of the week except on Sundays, this market also known as San Zhuzep is extremely easy to access from the Barcelona city center, as it is located near La Rambla, and many people come here for breakfast (mostly juice and doughnuts), on their way to work or to start their day. You will also get a chance to take colorful photos, and mingle with the locals! Note also that the sellers actually start selling at around eight, so you don’t have to get here too early!
5.) Montjuic Castle
This is one of the most famous attractions in Barcelona! From here, you have a chance of viewing a big part of Barcelona from a cable car, and get a chance to take a lot of beautiful photos! The Castle is located on a relatively shallow hill with a flat top overlooking the harbor south of Plaça Espanya, and south west of Las Ramblas and El Raval. There are many ways that you can use to get here, but taking a cable car from Barceloneta would be a good bet. Note that there is also a military museum in this same castle.
Free Activities in Barcelona in October
Go watch a Castellar practice
Enjoy a great time watching one of these practices, where the locals build spectacular human pyramids and you will have fun just watching them work or play together.
Chi Kung lessons in Barcelona’s parks
This is one of the soft Asiatic sports in Barcelona’s parks that you will definitely enjoy. It involves smooth coordinated movements and is organized by the Municipality of Barcelona.
Visit the cultural center “Teclasala”
Once an old textile factory, but now a huge library with amazing galleries full of national and international artists, this centre is worth paying a visit. A lot of exhibitions coming into Barcelona always find their way here, so you can only imagine what’s in store for you.
October is generally a pleasant month in Barcelona, with very nice sunshine, but not too hot. It gets cloudy too at times, but I would definitely keep hanging out at the beaches!”
Weather in Barcelona in October
Min 12° C / 54° F
Max 21° C / 70° F
Average number of rainy days: 10
Sightseeing in Barcelona in October
Visit the beautiful gardens of Hospital de la Santa Creui Sant Pau
Walk around these beautiful gardens of this great and famous hospital in Barcelona, and experience a great sense of peace while admiring impressive architectural beauty. This is an open plan hospital located in Eixample, defined by mosaic gardens and pavilions. It is also famous because it is where Antonio Gaudi died. It is said that the large gardens and vegetation are medicinal, and are meant to help patients recover from their illnesses. Interesting! One of the easier ways of getting here is by the newly designed Avinguda de Gaudí if you are coming from Sagrada Familia, or from the metro station at Hospital de Sant Pau. Definitely worth a visit!
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