Make the most of Barcelona in the Summertime
Barcelona is one of Europe’s most iconic cities that is bursting with life and experiences to be enjoyed. Here are some helpful tips on how to make the most of Barcelona during Summertime.
Relax at the Font Màgica
During the summer heat you can choose to enjoy the choreographies of this centerpiece of the complex Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina street, the street running from the Palau Nacional to Plaça d'Espanya in Montjuïc. It is the perfect place to picnic while watching the shows.
Explore Barcelona’s panoramic views on Rooftop Terraces
During summertime, rooftop terraces are the perfect choice to dine outside while taking in Barcelona’s breathtaking views. From up high you can experience the sky while enjoying drinks and Catalan cuisine with friends. Visit the Sky Bar at the Grand Hotel Central, its infinity pool and atmosphere will mesmerize you. At the Barcelo Raval Hotel you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city. If you are looking for one of the highest points, we recommend the Grand Hotel La Florida’s rooftop terrace.
Antoni Gaudì’s masterpiece Casa Batllò hosts summertime rooftop concerts during its Magic Nights and La Pedrera also hosts events you may greatly enjoy.
Celebrate Art, Music and Theater at the Grec Festival
All through July, Barcelona’s Grec Theatre becomes animated by music, dance, theater as well as circus performances by internationally acclaimed artists. Given this, its best to book the events in advance due to the high request.
Join the open air Film Festival at Castle Montjuic
Starting the 28 of June and ending on the 2nd of August you can enjoy the best movies, concerts, picnics and short films in open air and great company at the Montjuic Castle during its film festival.
But that’s not the only summertime experience to enjoy, the Montjuic Gardens are peaceful and perfect for romantic strolls and if you are looking for a pool with amazing views the Montjuic swimming pool, featured in Kylie Minogue’s “Slow” video has a beautiful view to offer.
Picnic at Parc de la Crueta de Coll
This beautiful park is located in the Gràcia district features a public pool as well as a claw shaped monolith sculpture suspended above it that is entitled “In Praise of Water”. This art piece was created by Eduardo Chillida and adds a unique touch. Parc de la Crueta de Coll is also ideal for sports and family activities such as picnics.
Escape to the Beach
As an alternative to popular Barceloneta and San Sebastià Beaches - which offer plenty of entertainment but also tend to be crowded, visit Nova Icaria Beach as it is peaceful and fully equipped for a family outings and sports activities. Ocata Beach is also an ideal choice if you are looking for tranquility and privacy. Whichever location you choose, you will surely fall in love with the Sea and the incredible warmth of the Spanish people.
Written by Anamaria Maier