10 plans for the summer in Barcelona

10 planes para el verano en Barcelona

The Ciudad Condal brings together a privileged climate all year round, which makes it always great place to visit. In summer even more, there is nothing like enjoying the beaches during the summer months, its festivals and its wide offer of leisure and entertainment. Are you thinking of spending the summer in the city of Barcelona? We recommend you 10 plans for the summer in Barcelona that you will love.

Barcelona during the summer: ten plans that you will love

1. Music als parcs (Music in the parks)

For more than 15 years, Barcelona’s parks and gardens, during the summer months, have been hosting concerts, especially jazz and classical music. They are free and the only thing you have to do is to check the schedule and see where are those which are interesting for you. You will enjoy parks like never before!

2. Festival de Cap Roig

Celebrated in July and August in the castle and the botanical garden of Cap Roig, in Calella de Palafrugell, is a proposition for all music lovers. Participating groups and singers represent pop, local and international rock. To learn more about the Costa Brava and to enjoy good music in a beautiful scenery, only happens in Catalonia.

3. Festivals in Gràcia
 and Sants

Fiestas de Gràcia

The decoration of the streets and the atmosphere are the main attractions of the fiestas of Gracia and Sants.

During the second half of August the streets of the old town of Gràcia are filled with colorful, unique concerts and decorations, to celebrate their popular festivals. The party with its local character welcomes everyone who comes here. During the night, the traditional correfocs take place. And when the festivities of Gràcia end, the festivities of Sants begin. Its decorated streets, its bars and its atmosphere make your visit as a must.

4. Collserola natural park

It is one of the largest metropolitan green areas in the world. It is full of green routes that you can do on foot, on horse or by bike. It will amaze you with its beautiful architectural and natural heritage that is hidden between the trees. You can also play tennis and golf or enjoy a picnic around one of its many recreational areas. An ideal place to escape the heat of summer in Barcelona!

5. Beaches of Barcelona

Playas Urbanas de Barcelona

The urban beaches of Barcelona are one of the main attractions during the summer season.

To visit Barcelona during the summer and not to try one of its beaches is like not to see the Sagrada Familia or the Park Güell. There are ten urban beaches, and 7 of them have blue flag, the highest recognition of environmental quality. If you are looking for a quiet sandy beach, go to Mar Bella or Llevant beach; If you prefer the animation, go to Barceloneta or Somorrostro. Taking a dip in the center of Barcelona is a luxury accessible for anyone!

6. Outdoor cinema

Until the end of July you can enjoy the Cinema a la Fresca on the esplanade of Montjüic castle. In August you can enjoy it at other place such as the Patio de las Mujeres, the Center for Contemporary Culture (CCCB), or on the beach of Sant Sebastià with the sunset.

7. Sopar amb estrelles (Dinner with stars)

It takes place at the Fabra Observatory and starts with a sophisticated dinner, continues with a tour through the installations and the museum and ends up with an activity of astronomical observation with telescope.

8. Pueblo Español

Although it is possible to visit during the whole year, during the summer the offer of activities of the Pueblo Español

 increases: concerts, monologues, screening of short films and musical performances for the little ones.

9. Piknic Electronik

Every Sunday during the summer, on the Montjüic mountain, this particular festival of electronic music festival takes place, with the most important DJs of the scene and fun activities for big and small.

10. the Joan Gamper Trophy

Estadio Camp Nou de Barcelona

The Joan Gamper trophy is held in August and serves as a presentation of the F.C. Barcelona.

By the second half of August (date to be confirmed) the Joan Gamper Trophy is usually held to present the official team of FC Barcelona of the new football season. This edition, the team which emerges to face Barça is the Brazilian Chapecoense. You will be able to see live the stars of the league!

Enjoy these 10 plans, which are part of the Barcelona culture, during this summer. Pere Tarrés Hostel is the ideal accommodation during your visit in Barcelona. Enjoy the summer in the city!

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