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8 Things to Do in Barcelona in Summer

By | 27 August, 2019 | 0 comments

Barcelona is a must-see city at any time of year. But along with all its usual charms, average summer temperatures of 24ºC and an action-packed schedule of things to see and do make Barcelona the perfect destination for your summer escape.

Barcelona en verano

The city’s cultural and leisure scene comes into full bloom at this time of year, just another reason to visit Gaudí’s own beautiful hometown. Today, we’re going to introduce you to a handful of outstanding events taking place this summer in Barcelona to keep you up-to-date with everything on offer.

Música als Parcs Festival 

In summertime, music takes over the parks in Barcelona with one event that has quickly found a place in the hearts of the city’s people. Classic tunes and the sound of live blues music sing through the air in the city’s beautiful parks. With more than 20 previous editions behind it, 49 acts will take to this stage as part of the free event this year, which also includes guided tours of Primavera Gardens, Turó Park, Nou Barris, Joan Miró Park and Creueta del Coll Park. See the full programme of events here.

Grec Festival

Culture takes over the streets of Barcelona as part of a programme of theatre, dance, music and circus performances. The Barcelona Grec Festival, which begins on 1 July and runs all the way through to 31 July, offers you the chance to enjoy some amazing performances from internationally-acclaimed stars in a variety of wonderful venues throughout Barcelona. The Grec Theatre, Antic Theatre, National Theatre of Catalonia, El Born Theatre and the Joan Miró Foundation are just some of the spaces that will play host to a range of great performances this time.

The festival, which will celebrate its 43rd instalment this year, sets the standard in performing arts throughout Europe. See the full programme of events here.

Outdoor cinema in Montjüic

The Santa Eulàlia moat at Montjüic Castle is all set to become Barcelona’s most selfie-worthy cinema as the long summer nights come around again. Screenings will run from 28 July to 2 August. Drinks, food, blankets and mats are aren’t just allowed – they’re encouraged!

Cruïlla Barcelona Summer Festival 

From 4 to 6 July, Latin, indie and blues notes will sing through the air at Parc del Fòrum, one of the highlights of the summer festival season in Barcelona. Art, food and drink, clothes markets and activities for even the youngest members of the family are just some of the fringe events that make up the festival, featuring the likes of Vetusta Morla, Love of Lesbian, Black Eyed Peas and Kylie Minogue.

Summer terraces

One of the most popular ways to spend time during the summer season is to enjoy the Barcelona night air with a refreshing drink in hand on one of the city’s many terraces. Plaza Real is home to some of the most elegant and glamorous options, thanks to the stately buildings that surround the square, the palm trees, the fountain of Las Tres Gracias and the unique touch of lampposts designed by Gaudí himself.

Hotel terraces also offer the privacy and peace-and-quiet you just can’t get anywhere else during the peak summer season. The outdoor terraces at St. Gallen Restaurant, El Racó de Montblanc and the terrace at the HCC Regente REG76 are some of the best and most refreshing options for making the most of those long summer nights in the city.

Beaches in Barcelona

While Barceloneta beach may be the best known in town, actually, Barcelona has nine stunning beaches where you can enjoy a spot of sunbathing and cooling-off in the pleasantly warm Mediterranean waters. Watersports are also an excellent way of filling your day with entertainment and adrenaline on those hot summer afternoons.

Neighbourhood parties

Despite being one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, Barcelona still retains all the charm and personality unique to each of its distinctive neighbourhoods and districts. Locals put their traditions and customs firmly on show as part of their annual neighbourhood festivals during the summer months. The list is extensive, but some of the most popular include those held in Gràcia, Poble Sec and the Fiesta Mayor de Sants.

Indulge your senses in a horchata

If there’s a summer drink in Barcelona, it’s the horchata, without doubt. A typical Valencian drink, sipping on a traditional horchata is sure to be a refreshing and nutritious experience for any weary traveller. In Barcelona, you can savour the unique flavours of the artisan drink at El Tío Che, Orxatería La Valenciana and Sirvent, among many other fine drinking establishments.

These are just some of the things you can enjoy in Barcelona this summer. Book your room at one of our hotels in the centre of Barcelona and experience the joy of summer in this great city we’re proud to call home.

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