Barcelona is a metropolitan, great and vibrant city that has always something to offer you. People visit it all year round and are left with the best of impressions. The history, the architecture, the people, the sights, the natural reserves, the Ramblas, the food, the tapas, the neighborhoods, the parties, the people, the festivals and the fairs, all those are reasons people prefer Barcelona as their traveling destination. During spring, winter, autumn and summer with its beaches and extrovert people, Barcelona is always fun and interesting to be at.
So, If you are looking to travel to Barcelona and you are not yet certain during period to come, then we will try to shed some light to help you decide. We believe that May is a particular great period to travel to Barcelona, with many things to do and enjoy. And since you will be wanting to combine your stay with an apartment in Barcelona to rent, either close to Sagrada Familia or in Eixample or in many other areas in Barcelona, many options are available for you to choose from.
What to do in Barcelona in May?
During May the weather is perfect for someone visiting the city. It is not very cold and also this way you can avoid the heat of the summer that might deter you from seeing many things. Also, in May all the flowers in Barcelona’s many parks and nature reserves are blooming giving you a great opportunity to visit them with friends, take your bicycle and go for a ride or jog or even gather some friends and go for a picnic. And the city takes advantage of the good weather and of the many parks to organize some great music and dance festivals. The one that is extremely renowned is that of Primavera, attracting visitors from all over Spain and the world. Last year, the festival attracted more than 200.000 visitors and a variety of many bands and artists. This year it will start on Monday the 27th of May and it will climax between the 30th of May and the 1st of June at the Parc del Fòrum.
The night of the museums
This is another very special day and another reason to prefer Barcelona during May. Every 18th of May, all the museums in the city open up their doors for free from 7pm until 1 am. You can see all the rooms and the attractions for free but also every museum has also organized something special for that day. Music, theatre and even circus activities are something you might find in every specific museum. In the most famous museums like MACBA or the Picasso Museum you should expect huge queues so make sure you arrive early so you don’t have to wait long.
Video from Samuel Magal.
May is certainly one of the best periods to visit Barcelona. You can combine your stay there with an apartment to rent for you, for your partner or if you are up to 8 friends you can find accomodation in many areas of the city close to the center so you can enjoy your stay.