What to wear in Barcelona in July?

What to wear in Barcelona in July?

What clothes to pack for a visit to Barcelona in July.

July in Barcelona is usually very hot and quite humid with air temperatures in the shade during the day from 28C / 82F to 33C / 91F. It can even be hotter if Spain gets a heatwave, so pack light summer clothes like shorts, skirts, t-shirts, sandals and flip-flops to wear during the day. If you plan to be walking a lot and Barcelona is a great city for walking, then remember comfortable walking shoes for summer. When you visit churches, kindly note that is a sign of respect to cover up a little. Please note too that the city does not approve of wearing swimwear except near the beach. In the city you should wear a top or you might even risk being fined.

Barcelona is a modern metropolitan city with a beach, not a beach resort, so generally we recommend wearing beach gear at the beach and in the city just wear typical light summer clothes and a a good tip is to pack clothes that don't appear too touristy. Looking too touristy might make you a easy mark for pickpockets in the popular areas to visit. Read our article about how to avoid Barcelona pickpockets which has many safety tips about moving around Barcelona on foot, by car in the metro.

Dress code for Barcelona night clubs? The top Barcelona night clubs have a strict dress code, so pack nice shoes, long trousers and a shirt or polo-shirt. Especially the men. You will probably not be allowed in the more exclusive night clubs Barcelona if you are wearing shorts, flips-flops etc. even if they are expensive flip-flops.

Summer sales Barcelona. In July there are summer sales in Barcelona called 'rebajas' so there are plenty of great offers in the shops if you need something. Find Barcelona shopping malls.

For the rest of the year fashion is very casual in Barcelona and most of the spring, summer and autumn you can wear jeans and t-shirts. In the early spring and late autumn (fall) a sweater, cardigan or light jacket is advisable.

In winter months December to February a thicker winter jacket and long trousers are recommended. It can be warm in winter in the sunlight at mid-day but temperature can drop in the evening to 5 - 10 degrees celcius.

Shorts are generally only worn in the months of May to September by local residents, but tourist often choose shorts at any time of year, but again from December to February or March this can be a chilly choice. To get more information about what to wear in Barcelona read our Barcelona Weather page and we also recommend that you read our tips aboutsafety in Barcelona which might help you choose which bags and backpacks to bring. 

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Created on Monday, 02 July 2012 00:15
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 00:20