Many international students arrive in Barcelona when autumn is about to begin. During the autumn of Barcelona we can still enjoy a pleasant temperature and the city presents a great variety of activities for young university students. A mild climate that, although it does not let the sun shine every day, will allow you to do street activities and enjoy everything the city has prepared for students in this season, which is not a small thing!
If you are looking for fun activities with your roommates, do not hesitate, La Mercè is the event of the year for students. The main festival of the city is an event that fills the city with concerts, outdoor activities and shows of the most varied.
Sitges International Fantastic and Horror Film Festival
The first two weeks of October bring an unavoidable appointment for the most cinephile students. The Sitges festival is one of the most important at the state level, and brings together the best previews of fantastic and horror movies in five theaters in the town of Sitges, just 30 minutes from Barcelona.
Chestnuts, sweet potatoes and hot chocolate
Although the Celtic Halloween tradition is established every year, Catalonia enjoys its own tradition for All Saints' Day. Eating chestnuts and sweet potatoes while walking through the cold streets of Barcelona can be very entertaining. In many corners there are stops of grilled chestnuts, as well as sweet potatoes that you can taste. Although there are always those who take advantage of the first cold to yield to a good hot chocolate. The best? The one that is served in the small farm La Nena in the neighborhood of Gracia.
48 H Open House
Every autumn the most admired and secret buildings in Barcelona open their doors, and it is your opportunity to wrap yourself in a culture with a covered roof. For a few days it is possible to visit spaces that are usually closed to the public. Take a break in the most amazing buildings in Barcelona, ??get into the history of the city and visit unusual places.
Enjoy the parks and their autumnal landscapes
Toulouse-Lautrec once said that autumn is the spring of winter. This station is a source of inspiration and beauty that Barcelona and its surroundings show in all their splendor. The city parks and its green lung, Collserola, reflect with great detail this change of colors of nature.
Stroll through La Boqueria
It is a true experience to walk around the Boqueria, one of the most colorful stages of the city. Doing it, in addition, in autumn, allows us to observe the wide range of typical products of this season, such as different types of bolets (mushrooms: from rovellos, gargoyles, moixernons, bed-grocs, etc.) to berries, chestnuts or sweet potatoes.
With a very pleasant climate and a lot of proposals for all tastes, as you see autumn is a postcard station to live, in and from the city of Barcelona. An experience to have a great time with your roommates!