Summer in Barcelona – How to Enjoy The City To The Fullest
May 25, 2018
Barcelona is a great place any time of the year. The sun, the sea, the culture – all these things attract thousands and thousands of visitors every year. But when the summer comes, the city becomes an even greater place to be. During the summer season Barcelona fills with a huge number of events, concerts and festivals. They cater to very different tastes. So, if you come here, maybe staying at Aspasios Sagrada Familia Apartments, you can be sure to find many things you will like. Just check out our tips for the summer in Barcelona – how to enjoy the city to the fullest.
Sónar Festival: Electronic Music For Everyone
Barcelona is well known as one of the centers of global electronic music. The Sónar Festival is certainly one of the most important trademarks that contribute to this fame. Usually celebrated in mid-June, this very special event offers an amazing opportunity to all electronic-music fans and industry insiders to get together and enjoy a couple days partying and socializing. 2018 is Sónar’s 25th anniversary. Given the extraordinary character of this year’s festival, you can expect that the program will feature a number of exceptional artists. From June 14 to 16 Barcelona will become world capital of electronic music – don’t miss it!
Nit de Sant Joan: Fireworks and Bonfires
Nit de Sant Joan
Every year on June 23 Barcelona celebrates the Nit de Sant Joan. On that particular occasion locals gather on the seashore to celebrate the shortest night of the year with bonfires. The city of Barcelona organizes a beautiful fireworks show that usually starts at midnight. At the same time, many local residents use this night to come together with their family and friends and have a have an easy-going and relaxing time. Traditionally, in Catalonia people eat a special pastry, the so-called Coca de Sant Joan, on this occasion. You can buy them in many Barcelona bakeries. Don’t miss this delicious mix of sweet dough and candied fruit and pine nuts!
Apart from pop-cultural and traditional events, summer in Barcelona also has many things to offer for those who like more elaborate shows of arts, music and culture. The Festival Grec is one such show. Every year throughout July Barcelona hosts this huge theater event that features lots of different stage performances throughout the city. One of the most impressing venues is the open-air Teatre Grec in Montjuic. The organizers use this place to stage a whole range of different shows, such as traditional theater, contemporary dance, and circus. During the Festival Grec Barcelona welcomes theater makers from all over the world. Thus, you can be sure to find something you will really enjoy.
One of the greatest things about Barcelona is its geographical position in the middle of a network of lovely small cities. If at some point of your summer holidays you feel like having a short break from big city life, you will have the opportunity for a day trip to such wonderful places as Girona, Tarragona, or Sitges. On top of that, you have lots of beautiful coastal towns around Barcelona where you can enjoy the sun and the sea to the fullest. While there are many great places on the shore that are very close to Barcelona, if you want to find quieter spots you will probably need to go a little bit further north to the Costa Brava coves. But no matter which one you choose, you can be sure that summer in Barcelona will be a wonderful experience.