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What to wear in Barcelona in August E-mail

What to wear in Barcelona in August?

In August it's usually very hot and humid with air temperatures in the shade during the day from 28C / 82F to 33C / 91F and can even be hotter, so wear shorts, skirts, t-shirts, sandals and flip-flops during the day.

Please note that you can only walk in a bikini swimsuit near the beach. In the city you should wear a top or you might risk getting a fine. Barcelona is a metropolitan city with a beach, not a beach resort, so generally we recommend wearing beach wear at the beach and in the city just wear typical light summer clothes and perhaps choose clothes that don't appear to much like a tourist. Looking too touristy can make you a easy mark for pickpockets which prey on tourists 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. With a few simple precautions you should not have problems.

What to wear in night clubs in Barcelona? The top Barcelona night clubs have a strict dress code even when it's hot, so wear nice shoes, long trousers and a shirt or polo-shirt. Especially the men. You will not get into top clubs if you wear shorts, flips-flops etc.

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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