Spring in Barcelona

Springtime in Barcelona, Spain is filled with endless festivals, activities, and fun. Here is a complete guide of spring excitement in Barcelona.

Parks and Gardens

Parc de la Ciutadella

One of Barcelona’s most beautiful parks, Parc de la Ciutadella is the ideal place to spend a spring day. The park is complete with a boating lake, playgrounds, a waterfall, and the city zoo.

Park Güell

Park Güell was designed by Gaudi to be a “garden city” where worker could live, but is now just an extraordinary, surreal park. The buildings look as if they were from Hansel and Gretel and there is the famous, sinuous tiled bench that winds around an esplanade with a view across the entire city.


This park is complete with several themed gardens spread over the hillside, a large castle, beautiful architecture around the Olympic stadium complex, a swimming pool, and the amazing city views that can also be seen from the cable cars above it all.

Festival and Events

Barcelona Beer Festival

April 13-15. With 300 different types of craft beers to choose from, beer lovers can rejoice during the Barcelona Beer Festival. The beers include Catalan, Spanish and foreign brews, served with tapas, pastries, crepes, and cheeses. The festival is located at Maritime Museum Av. de les Drassanes and admission is €7.

Semana Santa (Holy Week)

April 13-21. Semana Santa takes place during Easter week with series of processions, ceremonies, and masses. Palm Sunday is when most Catalans turn out, bringing palm branches to the cathedral to be blessed for good luck.

Festival Internacional de Cinema d’Autor de Barcelona

April 24-May 3. This festival showcases some of the best contemporary cinema from around the world with more than 50 films from emerging talent and internationally-acclaimed directors.

La Nit dels Museus

May 17 7:00p-1:00a. During this time more than 3,000 museums across the country open their doors after dark, free of charge.

Festival Ciutat Flamenco

May 21-24. The annual flamenco festival celebrates the traditional dance with new interpretations and performances by contemporary artists around the country.

Primavera Sound Festival

May 28-30. This music festival celebrates pop, rock, and indie and is held at the Fòrum area in the north of the city. Tickets are €175.


March 4-7. Now on its sixth year, this international festival of digital art showcases a variety of work, presentations, and performances. Located at various venues and a four day pass is €95.

With all the things to experience in spring in Barcelona, it is the perfect place for you next big trip.

About the Author: John is a guest contributor from bizFlats, providing stylish short-term rental apartments, lofts, and villas for coporate and private clients.


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