If you travel to Barcelona in March or you are considering whether it is a good month to visit, you only need to see the quantity of things that you can do in the city to realise this is one of the best times of year. The winter cold is left behind and the city fills up with activities of all types.
Do you prefer beer or gourmet cuisine? Are you familiar with calçots? Have you ever seen pictures of Easter celebrations in Spain? You only have to keep reading to be able to know what things to do in Barcelona in March.
1 · Barcelona Beer Festival
The Barcelona Beer Festival has taken place every year since 2012 and is regarded as the most important beer festival in Southern Europe. Thousands of visitors come to La Farga de L’Hospitalet between the 16 th and 18 th of March to sample more than 450 brands of beer. If you like beer, you can’t miss it.
2 · Easter in Barcelona
In 2018, Easter falls between the 25 th of March and the 2 nd of April. Each Palm Sunday, the parade of the Burreta takes place in the Raval neighbourhood, passing through important locations such as the Boqueria square or the Portal del Ángel. There are also two parades on Good Friday. Although there is not the same amount of passion as you would find in Andalucia, you will surely be surprised.
3 · Do a guided tour in Barcelona in March
Take advantage of the lack of tourists in March to see must see things in Barcelona. Doing a private tour in Barcelona on these dates will allow you to get to know the city and in a calm and pleasant way. With We Barcelona we give you the possibility to go with a guide that can tell you every detail about the city.
We also offer you the choice of any type of transport you can imagine: bike, segway, helicopter, sailboat.
4 · Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Barcelona
Although celebrating St Patrick’s Day on the 17 th of March is an Irish tradition, in Barcelona you can experience it as if you were in Temple Bar in Dublin. Various celebrations take place in bars and nightclubs around the city, with thousands of people dressed in green, four-leaved clovers and leprechauns a plenty. Without day, it is a day you can get to know Barcelona in a different way.
5 · The first gastronomic festival of Paseo de Gracia
This year is the first year of “Passeig de Gourmets”, a gastronomy festival that fills Paseo de Gracia with the best food from the 20 most stand-out restaurants in the area. It is something of a self-guided tapas tour, although many of them are done by winners of Michelin stars. You can buy them individually or as a tasting menu of 12 different dishes.
6 · Eat Calçots in March in Barcelona
Calçots are a variety of soft onion very famous in Cataluña. Between January and March is when groups of friends and families get together in large tables to eat calçots dipped in sauces such as romesco. The form of eating them is very original and it will be impossible not to stain your hands. If you like to live the traditions of the places that you visit. You can’t leave Barcelona without eating calçots.
7 · Visit Montserrat in March
March is one of the best months to go on excursions in Barcelona. The climate is very accommodating and, as previously said, it is not a time of year full of tourists. If you are a lover of nature, take advantage of your stay in Barcelona to go to tour Montserrat and visit its monastery. You will be stunned by the shape of the mountains of Montserrat.