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Where is the best place to visit in Spain during the summer?

Where is the best place to visit in Spain during the summer?

Mar 21st, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Where is the best place to visit in Spain during the summer?

I hear Spain is too hot in the summer, but this is the only time I can visit. Is there any place that isn't too hot or humid?
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Mar 21st, 2013, 07:31 AM
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Check weather stats for the northern regions at wunderground.com
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Mar 21st, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Northern Spain including lovely cities like San Sebastian and Santander .
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Mar 21st, 2013, 07:48 AM
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Ditto the above.. San Seb is wonderful..Look at You Tube to get an idea..Don't know Santander but you can see lots on You tube to point out special spots.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 08:01 AM
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... and the Asturian and Galician coasts. Oviedo's worth a visit too, as is Santiago de Compestela. As Yorkshire says, check the temperatures at wunderground.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 08:13 AM
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San Sebastián is a good bet both for the fantastic food, the climate (the Spanish go up to this coast in summer to escape the heat), the landscapes, the beaches etc etc. http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/08/07...pain.html?_r=0

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Mar 22nd, 2013, 02:19 AM
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Surprised no-one has mentioned Bilbao, a great city with similarly great pinxtos. It has a rougher Basque edge to it than San Seb, that can be a plus or minus depending on your point of view. It will also have the cooler weather you are after.

Madrid and anywhere south of it is an absolute no-go in July and August.
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 02:54 AM
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Bilbao is great too, I have often had to go there every now and then for a change of air when the prettiness of San Sebastián just becomes too much. Two fabulous and very different sister cities.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 10:33 AM
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So you're saying Madrid doesn't get hot in the summer?
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 10:50 AM
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I think the north coast is nice.

Madrid does get hot in summer by any normal sense of the word, in the 90s Farenheit in July and August, although rarely over 100 (or 40 C). Madrid isn't that high as to avoid being hot due to its location in the south, although it is dry. It's less than half the altitude of Denver, for example.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Madrid can indeed be a furnace in summer, but frankly I've still enjoyed the city during that time. At least its not humid.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 03:24 PM
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We spent a month in Catalonia (the Dali triangle) in August, including Barcelona, several villages near Girona, the Costa Brava (Cadaques) and the Pyrenees bordering France. It was hot, but not unbearable.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 04:13 PM
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My goodness, there are some very nasty people replying-- regardless of temperature fluctuations, perhaps San Sebastian, Bilbao, and my #1 pick, Barcelona. Check for AC at hotels of course.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 04:51 PM
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How is Santiago de Compostela in the summer?
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Apr 4th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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I've been to Santiago 4 times during the summer (July/ August). Temps have been in the
70's, even 80 during the day and then cools at night, very pleasant. There's always been a day or two of some rain.
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Apr 5th, 2013, 04:07 AM
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Many Madrileños go to San Sebastiam, Zarautz etc to escape the heat, Barcelonans go to the Costa Brava and the Catalan Pyrenees to escape Barcelona's humidity which is unpleasanteven if temperatures are not particularly high.
Northern Spain meaning the autonomous communities on the Atlantic coast (Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Euskadi)is generally cooler; obviously northern Spain inland, eg Castilla y Leon and Navarra is also hot (we had 40ºC at 9pm in Plamplona last August!)
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