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Plans for summer in Barcelona. Enjoy! 06/07/2021

Look no further, because Barcelona has everything you want. This summer, the city has the best plans for the summer: more than 400 live concerts, international festivals, plans for the evenings so you can escape the heat and enjoy the peace and quiet of the night, cultural activities across the city, food to suit all tastes… and the sea, beaches, boulevards, gardens, shops… Welcome to the summer of your life.

Culture hasn't closed

Cinema al Palace

This summer, culture won't be closing for the holidays or at night. During the day, you can cool off at the museums and art venues that have lined up big exhibitions to quench your thirst for culture. In the evening, magical "Summer Nights" await. Museums and cultural venues, like CaixaForum, the Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria and the Poble Espanyol will be opening their doors at sunset, at least one day a week, with special activities you can enjoy when the heat of the day has faded. Iconic landmarks such as La Pedrera and the Casa Batlló will also be hosting concerts and serving dinner and drinks so you can discover them in a completely different light. Take a look at Barcelona's summer nights. They're unmissable!

Enjoy our popular festivals

Experience them like a local. Because the city's popular festivals are the heart and soul of summer. Discover the most spectacular and eagerly awaited traditions, such as the Gràcia Festival, held in one of the city's most authentic districts, or the celebration commemorating the city's patron saint, Mercè, a major event held every year that brings together music, theatre, dance, circus performances, tradition and art in the street.

A festival every evening

Festival Jardins de Pedralbes

A concert to suit your taste is guaranteed. Major international events, concert series and the best festivals make a date with the summer to ensure you won't go without your fix of live music. Pop, rock, jazz, electronic and classical music… it's all here. Discover the city's great line-up of festivals, such as Pedralbes, the Grec Festival and the Mas i Mas Festival and enjoy the magic of live music again.

Sea and nature for a blue and green summer

Parcs de Barcelona

Summer wouldn't be summer without a refreshing dip in the sea and Barcelona has 5 km of beaches you can enjoy as well as a coastline stretching for more than 95 km with pretty coastal towns. Get your towel ready and relax on the fine-textured, golden sands of the city's beaches. If you're not into relaxing, why not try a water sport? Diving, jet-skiing, paddle surfing, sailing, parasurfing, flyboarding? There all there for you so you won't have to go without your dose of adrenaline. And if you want to see the city from another angle, the best thing is a sea tour. Green is also the colour of Barcelona. Discover the gardens, parks, riverside walks and the two mountains that are perfect for cooling off. These natural areas are home to a wealth of plants and trees and have their own unique personality as well as an important artistic and cultural value.

So much more to eat

Sopar amb Estrelles. Observatori Fabra

Feel like a local as you indulge in one of the city's time-honoured pleasures: sitting on an alfresco terrace for lunch, dinner or a pre-meal drink and snack. Hotel rooftops with breathtaking views and charming restaurants and bars that are waiting for you so you can relax between walks, or enjoy the night-time breeze as you sample a glass of cava or a Mediterranean dish. Of course, your gastronomic experience can be much broader: food and wine pairings, tastings, courses and winery tours are just some of the activities you won't want to miss.

Shopping at your leisure

Do you want to take a piece of Barcelona home with you? If you do, we recommend a stroll along the Barcelona Shopping Line, one of Europe's largest open-air retail districts, with 5 km of shops dotted among architectural gems. You'll also find the perfect gift at some of the city's iconic and unique shops and when you browse some of its other retail quarters and shopping centres. Get shopping!

Bonus track: everything's just a click away

Barcelona Bus Turístic

Make the most of summer 2021. Discover all the great deals and experiences we've lined up to make your visit more authentic: Barcelona Bus Turístic, Barcelona Card, city tours, guided tours…

The summer of your life starts here.

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