Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia is a one-of-its-kind city. It oozes out a rakish charm that lures you to flaunt your garbs before the public that is well used to dashing flamboyance and the dapper look, in general.
But for you to know what to buy or bring along to Barcelona you will have to know what to wear in Barcelona in summer, autumn, spring and winter! Read our guide on what to wear in Barcelona and check out the city's unique clothing emporiums and unique places to show off your new clothing... Head for a journey of your lifetime into the world of Barcelona fashion.....
What to wear ?
Spring in Barcelona is mild, with temperatures ranging from 15-20°C. Lightweight clothing such as t-shirts, blouses, and jeans are recommended. A light jacket or cardigan is also a good idea, as the weather can be unpredictable. Comfortable walking shoes are a must, as there are many sights to see in Barcelona.
In the Summer
Summer in Barcelona can be hot and humid, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C. Lightweight clothing such as shorts, sundresses, and t-shirts are recommended. It's also important to wear comfortable walking shoes as there are many sights to see in Barcelona. Don't forget a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun's rays.
You can bring along some UV-protection whole outfit by UNIQLO, or just apply oodles of sun-cream on yourself.
In the automn
Autumn in Barcelona is mild, with temperatures ranging from 15-20°C. It's a good idea to dress in layers, as the weather can change throughout the day. A light jacket or cardigan paired with jeans or trousers is a good option. Closed-toe shoes are recommended for comfort and protection against the occasional rain shower.
In the winter
Winter in Barcelona is cool, but not extremely cold, with temperatures ranging from 5-15°C. It's important to wear warm clothing such as a coat, scarf, and gloves. Closed-toe shoes are also a must to keep your feet warm. If you're planning on visiting museums and churches, it's a good idea to dress in layers, as the temperature inside can vary.
Dress code to visit Barcelona Cathedral, La Sagrada Familia and Picasso Museum
When it comes to visiting museums in Barcelona, there are a few with specific dress codes. For example, the Sagrada Familia church requires visitors to dress modestly and cover their shoulders and knees. The same goes for other religious sites in Barcelona, such as the Barcelona Cathedral and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. It's important to keep in mind that these are religious sites and should be treated with respect.
There are also some places in Barcelona with formal dress codes. For example, some of the haute-de-gamme restaurants and nightclubs like require their clientele to dress up, meaning no shorts, shabby shoes, or flip-flops. It's a good idea to check ahead if you're planning on visiting any of these establishments to avoid being turned away at the door: but long pants and a neutral top outfit will for sure do!
In general, Barcelona is a fairly relaxed city when it comes to dressing codes. However, it's always a good idea to err on the side of caution and double-check whether there is a dress code in the place where you are going to visit or not.
But feel no worries if there is a dress code and you have nothing to put, there are plenty of places to shop for clothes in Barcelona....
Where to buy wearing shorts and other clothing?
Barcelona is full of flea markets, each with its own unique charm and character. The following four markets are particularly noteworthy for their selection of clothing, hours of operation, and address.
First, Els Encants Vells! The extraordinary-looking emporium is one of the oldest markets in Europe. Here you can come rifle for vintage and second-hand clothing and profit from its unique exterior, see the undulating roof of this open-sided market...
Note that the stunning bazaar is situated on Carrer de los Castillejos, and works on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday only; from 9 am to 8 pm.
Next, Mercat Gòtic, situated in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, boasts a fine selection of vintage and retro clothing. This market can be found on Plaça Nova and is open every Thursday on the square of Barcelona Cathedral, except in August.
Those seeking handcrafted items and unique finds should make their way to Palo Alto Market, a perfect destination for a fashion fiend looking for the Spanish life. This market, located at 30 Carrer dels Pellaires, takes place on the first weekend of every month and offers clothing, accessories, and other handmade goods.
I don't like clothes
Note that even though many Catalans are quite conservative, there are beaches in Barcelona where you can walk naked, which makes it one of the best cities to visit if you are a nudist...