No different from any other Southern European country, it sees its maximum tourist influx from June to August, with high prices, queues outside attractions and cafes full. Despite high temperatures but it’s still the most convivial time to be in Spain. Head north to beaches of Basque country on the shores of the Biscay for cooler temperatures. Do note: southernmost Andalucia is steaming hot mid-July to August.
The spring months of March to May see crisp sunny days with lesser tourists, more hotel availability and uncrowded attractions. Ditto with autumn. Southern Andalucia is best at this time (way too hot in peak summer), but Barcelona and even further up on the shores of the Bay of Biscay, the temperatures can have a bite, but nothing too unpleasant.
If you must travel at this time, avoid the north as it gets very wet, dark and bleak. Madrid and southward of it see brilliant crisp winter days, lovely weather indeed if you don’t mind being a little bundled up. Hotels on beaches will shut shop; the interior will still be open for business, but sparsely attended. Christmas is celebrated with the usual pomp and panache in the big cities.
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