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Barcelona in March 2024: Things to Do, Events + Festivals

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Barcelona in March means the beginning of spring – and the city awakens to the warmth of the Mediterranean and prepares to welcome visitors from all over the world.

In this post, we will find out the best things to do in March in Barcelona – and how to best enjoy the city during this time.

Before starting, however, we remind you that March is the time when attractions start selling out way in advance.

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Why Visit Barcelona in March

March in Barcelona is synonymous with longer days, pleasant temperatures and an electrifying atmosphere that anticipates summer.

The city comes alive with cultural and gastronomic events – as well as endless opportunities to enjoy art.

Why visit Barcelona in March? Here are some reasons:

  • Mild climate: ideal for being outdoors
  • Fewer tourists: Before the high season, you can enjoy the best things to do in Barcelona without the crowding of the warmer months
  • Cultural Events and Concerts: From music festivals to traditional celebrations, March includes from of Barcelona’s top events showcasing Barcelona’s lively, multicultural side.
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Weather in Barcelona in March

March welcomes spring with a variable climate that can surprise with sunny days alternating with light rain.

Average daytime temperatures are around 16°C, (60.8° Fahrenheit) while nights can be cooler, with averages around 8°C 42.8° Fahrenheit).

Of course, take these with a grain of salt as there tend to be quite big swings lately.

How to Dress in Barcelona in March

Wondering how to dress in Barcelona in March?

Keep in mind that the key word is “layers” .

I suggest you bring with you:

  • Light jacket (leather or denim) or waterproof: For sudden rain and cool evenings.
  • Light sweater or sweatshirt and T-shirt: To adapt to temperature changes during the day.
  • Scarf and light hat: for the windiest days especially by the sea

March Events in Barcelona

March is the ideal month to immerse yourself in Catalan culture through events and parties that enliven the city:

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  • Barcelona Marathon: March 10th. The most important race of the Catalan capital will unfold along a 42 km route among some of the most beautiful monuments of the city.
  • La Calçotada: from November to March throughout Catalonia, calçots are traditionally eaten: these massive BBQ’d spring onions are savored with romesco sauce and grilled meat. In a cosmopolitan city like Barcelona, ​​the calçotada represents a bridge between past and present, a moment to slow down and savor the richness of Catalan culture.
  • Feast of Sant Medir: March 3rd. Gràcia neighborhood is transformed with a parade that distributes tons of sweets to participants. Perfect for kids, bring an umbrella to grab as many sweets as possible!
  • The Fiesta Mayor del Pi: Also known as Feast of Saint Joseph Oriol, it is celebrated in 2024 from March 16th to 24th in the squares and streets of the Gothic Quarter, around the Santa Maria del Pi. It is an intense celebration where the main protagonists are Barcelona’s famous paper mache giants.
  • Saint Patrick’s Day: no, we’re not in Dublin! But, on Sunday March 17th you’ll find the Irish pubs of Barcelona alive with flags, clovers and green decorations. The most famous and central pub it is definitely the George Payne in Plaza Urquinaona.
  • Terrassa Jazz Festival: this internationally known festival takes place from the 1st to 22nd March and is even more special this year, because it celebrates its 30th anniversary! A trip to the city for an unmissable event for lovers of the musical genre, with concerts taking place in various places in the city. For information check out their Instagram profile.
  • Vintage Car Rally: which normally takes place in March, but this year it will be in April, on the 6th and 7th. Hundreds of historic cars will parade in a long race that goes from Barcelona to Sitges.

Concerts in Barcelona in March 2024

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There is certainly no shortage of concerts at this time of year and you will be truly spoiled for choice.

Unless I’m seeing one of my favourite artists, I’d personally rather attend one of Barcelona’s best flamenco shows but here’s the list just in case”

  • Mario Biondi: March 6th at Coliseum Theatre
  • Depeche mode: March 16th, Palau Sant Jordi
  • Albano: March 19th, Coliseum Theatre
  • 99 posse: March 28, Apollo Room
  • Clarence Bekker: March 28, Jamboree
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What to See in March in Barcelona

Whether it’s March or any other month – there are just a ton of can’t miss attractions to slot in.

Here, I’ll give you all my suggestions depending on the amount of time you’re spending here:

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Outdoor Activities in Barcelona in March

Spring is coming ,and there is no shortage of activities to do in Barcelona in March – in nature and outdoors.

Here are some of our recommendations:

  1. Spend a whole day between Montjuïc park and the iconic Miró Foundation
  2. Relax on one of Barcelona’s hundreds of bar terraces while sipping a caña (draught beer)
  3. Walk along the beaches of Barcelona and if you have time, get some sun
  4. Take a train from Plaza Catalunya and reach Monserrat for epic scenery
  5. Enjoy a Paella on the terrace of Ciutadella Restaurant (in front of Ciutadella Park)

If you still have questions about what Barcelona is like in March, write to us in the comments below!

Are you coming in a different month? At the best Barcelona events month by month.

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