Jackets / Umbrellas, Barcelona

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    well covered for a September visit!

    by oxymoron Updated Aug 23, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: This depends on the length of your visit. Summer clothes takke up less room and are also lighter in weight.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: September/early October in the city can still be fairly hot in my experience, but arrive prepared for changes in the weather.
    eg - a couple of fine sweaters/jackets (linen is good if you are partial to it, and dosn't matter about the creases)
    Lightweight hooded rainwear for the odd shower, and...umbrellas can be bought at a reasonable price when there.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can buy everything you need there, but we all have our must-haves, so just take what you need.

    Photo Equipment: Just be careful of making any camera too visible. Black is the best cover for a case, it's not highlighted

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Only suggestion I would make is when in the town centre, taking in the main tourist attractions/cathedrals etc, dress to suit any occasion. Very SHORT shorts/teeny strappy tops (in my opinion) are not the best choice.

    Miscellaneous: well as above. it varies. I've visited Barcelona every year in September for many years (violins playing in background, ha ha) and it is usually still quite hot/sometimes the odd storm, so...
    Pack all the usual lightweight summer stuff with the addition of a sweater or two/rain jacket.
    A little tip - if you visit the city in mid summer (july/august, it would be more comfortable staying in La Barceloneta area (beach area) since the cooling breeze from the sea makes the heat less oppressive, and an evening stroll along the sea-front is both cooling and relaxing.
    From this part of town, all the attractions, Ramblas/Picasso museum are easily accessed by foot. Bus service also available.
    Must point out here that La Barceloneta is an interesting community on its own with good restaurants/cafes/municipal market available.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches
    • Museum Visits

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    wet or dry ...

    by nicoleken Written Nov 18, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: most of the time the weather is very nice and warm in Bancelona, but un july 2001 we had also a few days of heavy rain.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: don't forget a rain coat and an umbrella, because we had a few days of heavy rain there ....

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: We were on Camping "Tres Estrellas" in Gáva, situated near the express road about 15km from Barcelona on the south of the city.

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    Ski shoes

    by xaver Updated Mar 8, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I would have never thought to meet the snow in Barcelona, so I definitly regretted to have only light clothes in february.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I'd buy medicine in Barcelona as I found them particulary cheap, compared to italian ones.

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    In october:don't forget to bring umbrella!!

    by artonice Written Nov 8, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Don' forget to bring your umbrella if you come to BCN in October.Also bring jackets to protect you in the evenings but in daytime sun can show its face so you need also t-shirts.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take comfortable and preferably leather walking shoes.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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    A visit in March requires a jacket

    by dlandt Written Mar 22, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You don't need a full fledged coat, but you will need something to keep warm. I didn''t find it very windy. This will change rapidly as you leave Barcelona and head inland where the elevation rises and the temperature drops. It snowed in Montserrat and was generally quite cold, both in the mountains outside Barcelona and in the Pyrenees, where they were still skiing.

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    by malejka Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Allthough it was January (= cold, rainy, windy in Belgium), the wheather was splendid in Barcelona!!! The sun was shining all day and you could walk around without a jacket.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You're in a city, so no special recommendations. Off course in the evening, you need a sweater or a jacket.

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    by Bixente Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I was going for one week in Barcelona (first week of May) and the weather was very bad ! 4 or 5 days of rain, so be carreful ! ;o)
    Don't say i have not prevent you ... but hopefully, i think this weather was unusual for Spanish people.

    Don't forget to take your umbrella

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    An umberella is useful!

    by TracyG Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: It is always easier to carry things in a backpack, particularly if you are going to be continuing your travels on.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is always good to take at least one warm item of clothing (even for the summer) along the coast it can get a bit chilly. Also a comfortable pair of shoes, Barcelona is a brilliant city to do lots of walking around.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just your basic medical kit, that you would take, for elsewhere in Europe. Also don't forget your sunscreen in summer..........

    Photo Equipment: You should have no problem with finding film/batteries etc. It can be quite expensive though, so shop around a bit.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are some nice beaches not that far from Barcelona, so remember your swimmers....

    Miscellaneous: It is always handy to take an umbrella, for those odd showers (though this could be just because I am from ENGLAND...!)

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