Summer in Barcelona
The amazing summer has come to the city! And there are lots of great things to do in Barcelona and feel its summer spirit! Here we will tell you some of them.
Best things to do in summer during the day
1. The beach
Take the most of the heat and the sun at one of the city beaches, or even better, take a train ride outside the city - and in 30 min to the north get impressed by the incredibly blue and transparent waters of Costa Brava, or 30 min to the south - the most delicate and soft golden sand of Costa Dorada. Which one would you choose?
2. The parks
Escape from the heat and get some fresh air at the green parks of the city. Go on a picnic to Park Guell, Montjuic, Tibidabo or Collserola or practice some sport with a group from meetup - and as a bonus enjoy some of the best views of Barcelona!
3. A city adventure
If you are into something more active why not trying a city game? Spend time with your friends solving riddles and exploring Barcelona curiosities on a way! UnPuzzle Barcelona treasure hunt is a real adventure with fun challenges that you’ll get at your smartphone! A new way to discover the city :)
Best things to do in summer at night
Started several years ago with just 2 spots in the city it became so popular that now you can watch movies at numerous beaches and parks of Barcelona. A “must do” in summer in Barcelona - to organize a picnic with your friends or your loved one taking some beers or a bottle of wine and enjoying movies from different countries and epochs, in the original version with Spanish subtitles. One of the nicest places to do it is Montjuic, although, you need to pay to get the tickets - and better do it in advance. But sure that in any park and any neighborhood there are other options - check out the closest one to you!
2. Music festivals
Pop, rock, electronic and jazz - every week there is some fancy event with the world renowned artists, bands and dj’s or a free park gig - there is something for all tastes and budgets!
3. Fiestas del barrio
Summer is the time to party! Not only every city but even every city neighborhood has its own celebration or “fiesta del barrio” in Spanish. People decorate the streets, organize open air concerts on the small squares, bring street food (and street driniks ;)..it’s music and fun non-stop during a whole week! The most famous and biggest one is “Fiesta de Gracia” in the Gracia neighborhood. Also you can go to “Fiesta de Poblenou” or “Fiesta de Sants”. And in the end of summer there is the “Fiesta Major” - of the whole Barcelona! Don’t miss it!
4. Les nits d'estiu
“Les nits d'estiu” or just summer nights translating from Catalan - is the name of different events that are held in parks or even architectural and historical sights of the city. How about some music and cava at the rooftops of Casa Batllo or la Pedrera with magical lights and views of the city? The list of the objects that participate is big, including Palau Guell, Museum of History of Catalunya at the old port, Caixaforum... just look up in the internet and get the ticket to such a special event! Enjoy the magic of summer nights in Barcelona!