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Top things to do in Barcelona in September 2019

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Barcelona is sophisticated and trendy yet offers everything that you would expect from a typical beach holiday too. It’s one of those places that are perfect when you just can’t decide what type of holiday you want because it really is the best of both worlds.

The charm and historical interest of the city, as well as the beautiful beaches and crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, offer you the perfect getaway destination.

In Gotland Charter we’ve put together a list of things that you can do in Barcelona to help demonstrate just what a wonderful break you can have in Barcelona during September.

 Why Barcelona in September?

September is such a great month to visit Barcelona. The weather is still warm and there are plenty of festivals and concerts for you to enjoy. The temperature in Barcelona in September means that you can still enjoy the beach and swimming in the glorious waters of the Meditteranean whilst also making the most of the different events that are on offer.

With plenty of things to do in Barcelona in September, you really can’t go wrong with a break to this beautiful once the summer is over.

 How is the weather?

People often don’t book a September holiday because they worry about what the weather in Barcelona in September will be like. The main question that they have is, is Barcelona hot in September? The good news is that is still warm, it is considerably cooler than in the summer months, but this actually has a benefit of being much more tolerable.

Many find the humidity of the summer months in Barcelona too stifling and so they find the cooler weather during September much more pleasant.

Trust us, September really is the perfect time to visit Barcelona.

 What to wear?

For those worrying about what to wear in Barcelona in September, you should know that the city is still pleasantly warm, so you might want to pack everything you normally would pack for a summer holiday.

You would definitely need to pack your swimwear to make the most of the beaches and warm waters. Just make sure you throw in a jumper or two in case it gets cooler in the evening.

What’s on in Barcelona in September?

The great thing about Barcelona in September is the number of festivals that they have. It seems that the city really knows how to make the most of the cooler weather following the summer heat and so put on a great show with a variety of different activities that provide a spectacle for the eyes and ears for visitors.

Read on to find out about all the different festivals in Barcelona in September.

Neighbourhood Festivals

The city of Barcelona grew thanks to the unification of different villages and regions around the city. For this reason, there are many neighbourhoods surrounding the city that each celebrates in their own way, creating different neighbourhood festivals.

Many of the neighbourhoods were created through people from different backgrounds settling into places around the city, so you will find that each festival has a different theme and flavour.

Visiting Barcelona in September means that you might get the chance to try a couple.

 La Mercè

This festival held in honour of Mare de Deu de la Mercè, the patron saint of Barcelona lasts for around 5 days. Expect the region to be extremely busy with parades as well as various different activities that you can try.

One of the main highlights is the fire run which features people dressed up as devils running around the streets with handheld fireworks and bangers. It’s extremely fun.

temperature in barcelona in september


If you are planning a trip specifically for the festivals in Barcelona September, this one is a good one to try and get to. It’s 10 days long and because it is situated within the trendiest part of Barcelona you can expect night long parties, dancing and plenty of music.


This lovely seaside town celebrates their festival every year on the 29th of September. There are parades, fireworks, music, food and dancing all to celebrate Sant Miquel del Port. If you fancy a festival by the sea, this one will be the one for you.

Festivals in September

As well as local festivals, Barcelona is also well known for its musical offering. Head out there in September and you could purchase tickets for some of the best music festivals in Europe.

 Brunch in the Park

Every year Jardines de Joan Brossa plays host to Brunch in the Park, a festival that welcomes the best DJs to come and play popular dance music. It’s a great setting to visit and enjoy some of the biggest names in dance play a set or two.

There’s even the Petit Brunch, a small part of the festival that is dedicated to children and offers workshops and activities for them to get involved in.

BAM Festival

BAM stands for Musical Action Barcelona. This festival is all about introducing up and coming artists to the public. Covering all ranges of music, there are stages all around Barcelona where you can turn up and enjoy some music from artists who might just be the next big thing.

La Diada

La Diada is one of the most iconic festivals in Barcelona. It has become a celebration of the Catalan nationals and their ideals when it comes to independence.

You can expect a large number of marches throughout the city, demonstrating on behalf of the Catalan independence movement. You will also find other interesting cultural activities happening all around the city.

Mostra de Vins i Caves de Catalunya

If wine is your thing, you might want to pay a visit to the Mostra de Vins i Caves de Catalunya. Sample plenty of wines and cava from the Catalan region as well as attend presentations looking at the history of winemaking within the region.

Other things to do in Barcelona during September

Barcelona isn’t just about sun, sea, sand and festivals. There are plenty of different things that you can get up to when you enjoy a September holiday to the city.

There is so much culturally to see and do as well as plenty of great restaurants and bars to sample, all offering fantastic cuisine to sample. The coastline around Barcelona is also incredible. Make sure you get out on a boat, so that you get to enjoy it at its best.

Here are some ideas to help you discover the best of Barcelona.

Boat trip in Barcelona

If you want to enjoy Barcelona from a different angle why not take a boat trip? You can set sail with a group of people, whether it’s with friends, family, or work colleagues to enjoy a day on the sea.

If you book a boat trip like the ones we offer in Gotland Charter, you will enjoy a meal on board as well as lessons from the captain in regard to the basics of sailing and the main attractions of Barcelona. There will even be a swim stop, where you can enjoy a dip in the beautiful Meditteranean Sea.

You can certainly make some wonderful memories on your very own boat trip around the city.

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 Catamaran parties on board

If you have something special to celebrate, you could head out on a Catamaran party boat. Catamarans offer the ultimate in luxury, making for a very special and memorable event with your nearest and dearest.

Everything that you need to celebrate, from music, food and dance is included. With boats suitable for 10 to 125 guests, you are certain, the perfect party can be yours.

Sunset Cruise

There’s probably not anyone alive who doesn’t enjoy watching a sunset. It’s one of those moments that can stop us all in our tracks and really help us to contemplate our place in the world.

One of the best places to experience this wonderous event is on the water. Everything looks glorious from the coast and when you add in the sunset it is just absolute bliss.

Head out on a sunset cruise designed to be perfect for couples and really embrace this magical moment whilst enjoying the beauty of the coastline around Barcelona. Your special someone will really appreciate you booking this for them, trust us.

Magic Fountain Show

Head to the Magic Fountain Show to enjoy a spectacular display of colour. It took over 3,000 workers to create this amazing work of art and it shows.

It really is a wonderous sight, which combines lights, music, motion and water acrobatics. Throughout September the display operates between Wednesday to Sunday between 21:30 to 22:30.

It’s an awe-inspiring place to visit once the sun goes down and will help you really celebrate all that Barcelona stands for. Make sure you head to Montjuic during your stay in Barcelona to catch sight of this amazing exhibition.

With all the activities you can do in Barcelona in September, in Gotland Charter we are convinced you will enjoy the city as much as we do. Stay in touch with us if you want to plan something special for your holidays!

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