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Feb 4, 2013 09:39 PM

Do many places in Barcelona close during August?

I'll likely be in Spain and France in late August (~Aug 22-31). Are many local restaurants/bars closed for August holidays? I was in Italy the other year in mid-August and so many restaurants and gelato places on my Chowhounder-approved list were closed. If that is also the case for Spain, I want to try to move my trip to early September so I don't miss out!

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  1. Hi, yes, a good many bars and restaurants will be closed.

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    1. re: Haarlson

      Thank you, Haarlson. I'm going to move my trip to September! Would be a crime to go with so many places closed.

    2. check the web sites of the places you will be visiting - they often post as to whether they will be closed for august holiday, and how many weeks.