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Summer 2013 at Barcelona

The summer is now and if you are at Barcelona, there are a lot of things to have fun because the whole city will do its local party to welcome the summer in every of its neighborhoods, so ready to have fun !!!

The city celebrates its 11th edition of music festival called Festival Mas i Mas in which more than 140 live concerts are scheduled in different places like “La Pedrera” (c/ provença 261-265, every day), “Moog” (c/ arc del teatre 3, every day from midnight), “Tarantos” (plaza reial 17, every day from 21h30) and “Jamboree” (plaza reial 17, every day).

Looking for live music, there are free live jazz concerts organized in the Ciutadella park. Each wednesday at 22h

until the last saturday of august. If you plan for a romantic event with someone special, I recommend you to do a picnic with candles meanwhile listening the band.

Do you like movie ??? And if I tell you that you can watch it at Montjuic for only 5,50€ (2,50€ with flyer that you can download it from its official website - I also recommend you to rent a chair for few euros more). It is a good thing to avoid the hot night summer since the movie is projected in outdoor so don’t miss the Mecal Air event every friday and saturday between 20h and 24h exactly at “plaza del baluard i jardí escultòric” until the second week of september.

At the mall of Illa Diagonal, there is also an outdoor movie event called Cine Parc (2 euros) taking place exactly at “jardines de sant juan de déu” every thursday at 21h during the whole month of july with the option to rent a deck chair for 2 euros more. And for the whole monnth of august, the CCCB museum celebrates its movie session in outdoor called Gandules 13 (free entrance), every tuesday, wednesday and thursday at 22h and it takes place at “patio de las mujeres” (women courtyard).

Combining movie and coastal tour, check the company “Las Golondrinas” (portal de la pau, in front of Columbus statue). They call their event Cinemar which takes place every friday and saturday until the last weekend of august at 22h. The price also includes a night boat tour so if you don’t like the movie or get bored, you still can enjoy it until 23h30.

If you prefer to watch a free water show, you have to go to plaza carles buïgas for the magic fountain, a show of lights, water and music every thursday, friday and weekend between 21h and 23h30.

Grec 2013 takes place the full month of july in different sites as the Picasso museum, greek theatre, rei square, flower market… It is a festival of dance, theatre, music and circus for anyone to enjoy the summer. Some are free and some not, if you want to know what to see and where to go, check its official website.

Looking for local and traditional festivals, I recommend you:

  • the Poble Sec festival at the Poble Sec neighborhood will be celebrated from july 13 to 21, giants, castellers (human castle), sardana and much more tradtions will be on party
  • the Gracia festival at the Gracia district from 15 to 21 of august. Streets totally decorated, live music, movies projection... party to get mixed with local people with a lot of entertainments.
  • the Sants festival (plaza de la farga) at Sants district from 23 to 30 of august, more or less as the Gracia one but focused for children.

With all those things to do, I’m sure you will pass a great holiday at Barcelona and bring back at home a lot of souvenirs. If it is your first time at Barcelona, and I will always repeat it, even if it is your 1 million times in this city, read my topic about Dangerous areas in Barcelona and Avoid pickpocket at Barcelona because it is very important to know the dark side of Barcelona.

July 13, 2013