Top 5 Things to Do in Barcelona in Summer

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Top 5 Things to Do in Barcelona in Summer

When the summer comes, Barcelona becomes an even more incredible place than it is throughout the year. In addition to its impressing sights and its wonderful architecture, the city features a whole bunch of exciting events during this time of the year. And of course there are the sea and the sun. If you come here during the high season, maybe staying at Aspasios Boutique Apartments, you will certainly not regret it. And if you decide to do so, we offer you our Top 5 of things to do in Barcelona in summer.

Relaxing on the beach

Beach in Barceloneta

Beach in Barceloneta

Relaxing on the beach seems like a pretty obvious way to spend your time during the summer holidays. The great thing about Barcelona is, of course, that here you’ve got the best of both worlds in one place: the big and exciting city and the warm Mediterranean offer the perfect mix for a great vacation. For those who plan on staying a little bit longer in Barcelona and prefer less crowded beaches, the Mediterranean coast offers lots of wonderful spots just half an hour outside the city, for example Sitges or Premià. One last tip: the sun here is very hot and burning, so don’t forget sunscreen.

Enjoying nightlife

Barcelona at night

Barcelona at night

Without a doubt, Barcelona is a great place for going out at night. It’s got a huge variety amazing bars, wonderful concert venues, and incredible night clubs. During the high season, the offer becomes even bigger. Most importantly, in summer Barcelona’s nightlife is even more fascinating than in other seasons: all the gatherings and parties that take place in closed venues throughout the year spills out into the streets with local residents and tourists enjoying the lovely summer nights until the early morning hours.

Movies in Montjuic

Movies in Montjuic

Movies in Montjuic

One of greatest things you can do in Barcelona in summer is watching movies in Sala Montjuic, which basically means open air cinema with great movies, ranging from all-time classics to newest blockbusters to high-quality arthouse films. It is a wonderful place for a romantic soirée and also a great opportunity for a meet-up with friends. Usually, the screenings begin at 8:30 pm. Moreover, Barcelona also offers open air cinema on the beach of Sant Sebastià, which is also a wonderful thing to do on a lovely summer evening.

Music in the park

Music in the park

Music in the park

Every summer Barcelona’s local government organizes a festival called “Música als parcs”. In the framework of this musical event the city features approximately 50 concerts throughout the summer. Most of these concerts are for free and feature recognized artists. They use the parks and other green spaces of the city as a stage. The music styles featured in these concerts comprise jazz, classical and world music. Thus, Barcelona offers a great opportunity to enjoy your holidays accompanied by great soundtrack.

La Festa Major de Gràcia

Festa Major de Gràcia

Festa Major de Gràcia

Barcelona is well known for being a place that cherishes popular traditions and holidays. Almost every neighborhood in the city has its own local celebration with colorful shows and performances. La Festa Major de Gràcia is the biggest and most famous of these festivals. Traditionally celebrated during the third week of August, it offers a whole bunch of concerts and activities. Its best part is probably the wonderful decorations in the streets of the Gràcia neighborhood, which make the festival a real must for any Barcelona visitor.

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