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Visiting Barcelona In March – The Definitive Guide

Famous for its football culture, modern art, and neo-classical architecture, Barcelona is a sea-facing cosmopolitan city that has a pleasant mix of various eras of art. From towering temple columns that were inspired by the ancient Romans to the Gothic-style cathedrals that are a testament to Catalan architecture and the labyrinth of cobbled streets, the city is a wonder for all.

Barcelona is covered by the forested Collserola Hills that serve as a picturesque spot for hikers and the glistening beaches of the Mediterranean waters that add to the allure. One can visit various eateries that serve delectable Spanish fare among other cuisines or revel in the vibrant nightlife of the city. Read on to know more about the endless possibilities of visiting Barcelona in March.

What makes Barcelona in March special?


Barcelona in March

Visiting Barcelona in March would be a good idea as the city will be gearing up for the tourist season. So pleasant weather minus the crowds will make it a more pleasurable experience as you take in the local culture and vibe of the city. Days are guaranteed to be long, lazy and sunny in March making it an ideal time to explore the waters of the Mediterranean whether it is by swimming or kayaking, or surfboarding. Amiable weather conditions also mean that you can explore the architectural marvels and lounge about in the several cafes to your heart’s content. The best of Barcelona in March can be experienced by ambling about in the multi-hued streetways at your own pace as you relax in the happy aura of the place - since there are fewer tourists to compete with.

Barcelona In March Weather


Barcelona in March is a relatively warm month and the average maximum daytime temperature is about 60°F/16°C, whereas the average minimum temperature drops down to about 44°F/ 7°C. One can expect an average of 6 hours of sunshine every day.

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Barcelona in March : Things to do


1

Sagrada Familia

Barcelona in march


The most prominent edifice in Barcelona and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Sagrada Família is a massive church designed by the popular artist Antoni Gaudí. Construction of this Basilica featuring Catalan architecture is expected to finish in 2026 and it makes for a must-visit destination regardless of which season you’re visiting the city in.

March Timings
Daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Location

Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona,
Spain
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2

Park Güell

Barcelona in march


A Park Guell is ode to magic The enchanting environs of Park Guell take Antoni Gaudí’s style of Art Nouveau to new heights. A leisurely stroll around this garden in March will be the perfect way to admire the pleasant conflux of nature and art.

March Timings
1st March - 24th March 24 - 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM (The last entry time would be 06:00 PM)
25th March - 31st March - 08:00 AM to 08:30 PM (the last entry time would be 07:30 PM)

3

Casa Vicens

Barcelona in march


Casa Vicens is the premier monument commissioned to Antoni Gaudí which set the benchmark to his illustrious career as an architect. Featuring oriental and neoclassical elements in design and construction, Casa Vicens is a UNESCO ranked world-heritage that functions as a museum in the current day and age.

March Timings
Monday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
From Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 AM. to 07:00 PM and last admission 5:40 PM

Location

Carrer de les Carolines, 20, 08012 Barcelona,
Spain
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4

Poble Espanyol

Barcelona in march


Poble Espanyol is an open-air museum in Barcelona that showcases the soul of Spanish art, architecture, and culture with 117 full-scale reproduction of buildings, squares, and plazas that dominate the Spanish landscape. A host of workshops and activities will be organized in March such that entire families can revel in the festivities.

March Timings
Poble Espanyol is open all through the year but with different timings for each day of the week.
Monday: 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday: 09:00 AM to 12:00 AM Friday: 09:00 AM to 03:00 AM Saturday: 09:00 AM to 04:00 AM

Location

Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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5

Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona in march


The largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world, a visit to the Barcelona Aquarium takes one through diverse ecosystems from tropical oceans to coral reefs and one can walk in an underwater tunnel that features fish like eels, stingrays and sharks. The penguin feeding is one activity that you should not miss on a trip here.

March Timings
Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 07:30 PM Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Location

Aquarium Barcelona, Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, Barcelona,
Spain
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6

Casa Batlló

Barcelona in march


Located in the famous Paseo de Gracia road, Casa Batlló is ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage site that attracts almost a million tourists every year. Designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, the building is an eclectic mix of modern architectural style and reflects the cosmopolitan culture of the city.

March Timings
Open 365 days a year from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Location

Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona,
Spain
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7

Walk around the Ramblas and Barri Gotic

Barcelona in march


The Gothic quarters of Ramblas and Barri Gotic are located in the older part of Barcelona and make for a fun walk on a pleasant March evening. This pedestrian strip comprises Roman-era historic monuments, busy pathways full of hawkers and tourists, quaint cafes beside modern bars, and serene squares basking in the warmth of the sub.
March Timings The walkaway is open throughout the day and night.

Location

Gothic Quarter, Barcelona,
Spain
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8

Casa Milà

Barcelona in march


Casa Mila which is also known as La Pedrera or Quarry is a modernist building that was the late Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí’s last project. With intricately done stairwells and chimneys, this building with a stone facade serves as a fine example for the artist’s love of nature. The view from the majestic rooftop terrace is sure to entice everyone who visits this marvel.

March Timings
Casa Mila is open on all days of the week. The day slots are timed at 09:00 AM - 08:30 PM Evening tour is at 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location

Provença, 261-265, 08008 Barcelona,
Spain
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9

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Barcelona in march


Spain’s longest-running amusement park is a treat for kids and adults alike. March would be the perfect weather to witness the exhilarating rides and fun attractions and shows that are up for grabs out here. The Avió is an airplane ride that simulates the first flight from Barcelona to Madrid and a must-see attraction!

March Timings
Open only on the weekends from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Location

Tibidabo Amusement park, Plaça del Tibidabo, 08035 Barcelona
Spain
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10

Camp Nou

Barcelona in march


The largest football stadium in Europe, Camp Nou is the official stadium of the home team - FC Barcelona. A trip to Camp Nou in March would be the toast of the tourism at Barcelona for a football fan. The excitement and exhilaration of several matches played here is captured in the museum which is a must visit for all football fanatics.

March Timings
Monday through Saturday - 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM Sunday - 10:00 AM to 02:30 PM Note: Timings may be affected on match days.

Location

C. d'Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona,
Spain
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Barcelona in March : Events to Look Out For


Barcelona in march events

Sant Medir Festival

March 3rd
Watch the streets of Barcelona come alive in a colorful procession of horses, carts, and lorries on March 3rd as they make their way to the Hermitage of Sant Medir, in whose honor the day is celebrated. Kids can indulge in tons of candies while adults revel in the music and fireworks display that is a trademark of the evening festivities.

Barcelona in march events

Rally Barcelona-Sitges

March 16th to 18th
Vintage car lovers can rejoice and marvel at the ancient beauties that are taken out for a ride on 16-18th March 2019 at the Barcelona-Sitges Rally. 60 editions old, the festival is a platform for participants all over Spain and even Europe to showcase their passion/automobile engineering that has stood the test of time. Sitges is also home to a museum.

Barcelona in march events

The Barcelona Marathon

March 10th
The Barcelona Marathon scheduled for 10th March, 2019 is an annual event that has been taking place since 1978. The marathon has a time limit of 6 hours sees participation from across the world and hordes of localites come out to cheer the runners and keep the morale high.

Barcelona in march events

International Beer Festival

March 15th to 17th
The International Beer Festival is a great platform for beer-lovers to unite and although it is a ticketed event, one can taste around 300 varieties of the liquid elixir. Scheduled to be held from the 15th to 17th March 2019, the festival promises to be a riot of fun and frolic.

Barcelona in march events

Saint Patricks Festival

March 17th
Witness the whole of Barcelona take to its streets in bright green ensembles to celebrate Saint Partick’s Day on March 17th. Right from Irish dances, games, and drinks, everything Irish is celebrated with aplomb and there is a call to drink loads of Guinness - the idea is to never hold your glass empty!

Barcelona in march events

Festival of St Josep Oriol

March 23rd to 25th
Held on March 23rd to 25th at the Santa Maria del Pi Church Square, the lively Festival of St Josep Oriol is full of fun activities for all. The major attraction is the reenactment of the legend of the saint and the oldest giants of Catalonia - Mustafa, and Elisenda. Dance, music, and food are the highlights of this weekend celebration.

Barcelona in March : 5-day Itinerary


Barcelona Essentials


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Barcelona Weather in March

Barcelona in March is a relatively warm month and the average maximum daytime temperature is about 60°F/16°C, whereas the average minimum temperature drops down to about 44°F/ 7°C. One can expect an average of 6 hours of sunshine every day.

Where to Stay in Barcelona during March

Hotels in central Barcelona are recommended as it is more accessible to the major attractions of the area. For the ultimate luxury experience, head to 5 star hotels like Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, The One Barcelona GL , Soho House Barcelona .

Budget travelers can opt for shared dormitories like Rodamón Barcelona Hostel or budget properties like B-Hotel, Mercure Barcelona Condor , Room Mate Emma, Hotel Pulitzer etc.

What to Pack for Visiting Barcelona in March

Pleasant weather and breezy days are characteristic of Barcelona in March. Flowy dresses, chinos, T-shirts, shorts and full pants would work well for this weather. It would also be a good idea to keep a few jackets and sweaters in case you’d like to layer up and remember to pack a pair of swimsuits if you intend to take a dip in the mediterranean sea. Besides clothes, comfortable shoes, shades, and caps would go a long way in keeping you in good spirits.

Getting Around Barcelona in March

Barcelona is a well-connected city and public transportation is available even late into the night. One can use the metro, bus or tram service for quick commuting through the city or avail the Hop on-Hop Off Buses that are dedicated to tourists. Most of the attractions are located close to the metro or tram stations and hence not a hassle. Yellow and black taxis can be availed in almost all areas of the city but they are slightly more expensive. One can also go green and rent bikes to explore the town on dedicated cycle tracks.

Barcelona in March - Must Try Delicasies


Barcelona has a rich cuisine with many iconic dishes that will tease your taste buds. Here’s a list of the top expert-recommended dishes you should try and where you can have them in Barcelona.

barcelona in march
Escalivada

A traditional Catalonian dish, the Escalivada is an assortment of smoky grilled vegetables with a dash of olive oil that can be served as a side dish or eaten as a salad. Sesamo in the vibrant locales of the Raval neighborhood offers a tantalizing Escalivada and has a great ambiance for a meal.

barcelona in march
Esqueixada

Often considered a summer dish, the Esqueixada is a salad comprising hand-shredded salt cod, bell peppers onions, tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, and salt. The best Esqueixada may be enjoyed at the rustic setting of Taverna El Glop which masterfully combines the freshest ingredients for that perfect dinner.

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Fricando

Consisting of braised veal and mushroom sauce, Fricando is a common delicacy during Christmas time in Barcelona that can be enjoyed with mashed potatoes or crusty bread. A popular and wholesome dish of the region, one can enjoy Fricando at any local restaurant like Freixa Tradició

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Paella

A dish comprising rice, meat, and vegetables like onions, garlic, red peppers, artichokes, and seasoned with paprika and saffron, the Paella is a Spanish delicacy of Valencian origin. Head to Xiringuito Escriba to savor generous portions of the true essence of a Paella with a sea-view for a fine evening meal.

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Panellets

The panellets are delicious balls of marzipan and pine nuts which are a specialty of All Saints Day celebration. One can buy excellent Panellets at the Mauri bakery which was established in 1929 and is now one of the most prominent bakeries in town.

Tips to visit Barcelona in March


  • Most museums and churches are ticketed but some have free entry on specific days. It would be prudent to plan ahead if you’re looking to backpack on a budget.
  • The calendar of March is packed with many events and activities to keep your dates flexible to explore more local customs and traditions.
  • Make sure to take a day trip from Barcelona during your stay. Since it is technically off-season, the ticket prices will be cheaper and so will the stay. Check out the best day trips from Barcelona here.
  • Barcelona is notoriously famouse for purse-snatchers and pickpockets, especially in tourist hotspots like La Rambla. Keep a close eye on your personal belongings, especially fancy phones and cameras, and whenever you leave the city's various bars and clubs at night.
  • If you're looking to tour Barcelona on a budget, it is best that you purchase one of the many city passes that will help you save a few euros. Here's a quick comparison of the best Barcelona City Passes. Choose the one that suits your style of touring!

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