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  • Open air film festival

    Open air film festival

    With the arrival of the summer the people of Barcelona enjoy movies in an original and appealing way. The sessions of "Cinema a la fresca" (Outdoor movie) in the Castell de Montjuïc (Montjuïc's Castle) are already a classic of this city. They give people the opportunity to watch important and outstanding movies of the international movie scene from comfortable reclining chairs and to enjoy live music during the picnic prior to the showings. For five weeks, every Wednesday and Friday, the Sala Montjuïc offers a selection of movies in original version with subtitles. This year the selection includes titles such as, ...

  • Festa Major de Sants

    Festa Major de Sants

    During the last week in August, the popular district of Sants refreshes the streets with its Fiesta Mayor. Passacaglias, Gospel, Jazz, Xocolatadas (chocolate-time gathering), Correfocs for children (fireworks lit on the street), Castellers (human towers), Sardanas and Piromusical; the Sants festivities have nothing to envy other areas. All this will take place amidst streets decorated by witty dedicated neighbours, according to specific themes.

  • The Eternal Banquet, Food in Ancient Egypt

    The Eternal Banquet, Food in Ancient Egypt

    Travel back to another era on a thematic tour of the galleries of Barcelona’s Museu Egipci while you discover the secrets of the culinary art of Ancient Egypt. Afterwards, on the terrace, let your senses be enraptured by the incense and music, and delight your palate with a tasting of foods from the time of the Pharaohs.

  • Summer in museums

    Summer in museums

    As during each summer, the city’s museums propose a range of varied and interesting activities. We can choose from the array of themes from the museums, including art, Natural Sciences, Applied arts, history, archaeology…, and we can take part in many different ways: in workshops, clue games, routes and itineraries, dynamic tours… Summer holidays are an ideal time to discover another dimension within the city’s museums, a more leisurely and fun dimension. We can come across activities for all ages, as of three years, an ideal alternative for our leisure time spent in the city.
    We’re waiting for you!

  • Cinema lliure a la Platja

    Cinema lliure a la Platja

    Remember to take your sunshade with you. This year Free Movies on the Beach is back. This is a free event held on San Sebasità beach, which if you miss it is like spending the summer away from the sea.

    Seven sessions in which original version movies will be projected, which have been shown at movie theaters and festivals of Catalonia.

    A free showcase which aims to bring to the beach movies outside the commercial circuit, with the intention of eliminating the cliché that independent movies are only for theorists and critics.

  • Concerts at the MEAM

    Concerts at the MEAM

    The Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, the MEAM, provides much more than just modern representational art, as it programmes a series of activities related with music, so visitors can enjoy a range of different proposals. Thus, on Friday the museum will house Blues and related styles and on Saturday classical music cycle at Palau Gomis.

  • Summer Nights at Sant Pau Recinte Modernista: Music of the World

    Summer Nights at Sant Pau Recinte Modernista: Music of the World

    Fourth year of the World Music Concerts.

    Rhythms from around the world for summer nights. From 29th June to 27th July, the gardens of the Art Nouveau Site will once again be hosting the World Music Concerts. Every Thursday, at 9pm, Sant Pau will be welcoming international artists whose music is based on the fusion of styles and sonorities.

  • Nits d'Estiu (Summer nights)

    Nits d'Estiu (Summer nights)

    Throughout the summer, most evenings see special cultural and gastronomic activities held at venues around the city. Many modernista spaces such as Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, Palau Güell, Casa Amatller, La Pedrera, Torre Bellesguard and Casa Batlló host concerts, suppers, drinks and audiovisual shows. In turn, several cultural venues, including Poble Espanyol, CaixaForum and El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria, open late at least one night a week, allowing you to enjoy their exhibitions and special activities away from the daytime crowds and heat. Film fans can head to open-air screenings such as Sala Montjuïc, which shows movies at the castle on top of Montjuïc, Gandules, a free event at the CCCB where the audience sits in deckchairs (gandules in Catalan), and Cosmonits, a programme of sci-fi films at CosmoCaixa. Finally, the city's parks host evening concerts and the Liceu goes al fresco with the screening of one its operas at the Arc de Triomf.

    "It's impossible to get bored on a summer night in Barcelona. The art nouveau landmarks and other places in the city offer music, food and entertainments including open-air films."

  • Grec Festival de Barcelona

    Grec Festival de Barcelona

    For many Barcelona culture lovers, summer means one thing: the Grec Festival, a wide-ranging arts event that sees the city through one of the hottest months of the year and into its traditional holiday period. Theatre, dance, music, circus and children's activities fill Barcelona's venues, although it is the iconic Teatre Grec that not only gives the festival its name but also provides the location for some of the most atmospheric performances.

    On 1 and 2 July, the Frankfurt Dresden Dance Company, a highly prestigious company directed by the choreograph Jacopo Godani, is officially opening this year's Grec Festival of Barcelona, with a Mixed program: Metamorphers, Echoes from a restless soul, Moto perpetuo. The Festival will be directed for the first time by Cesc Casadesús.

    This year, the Grec Festival is divided into two sections: the Grec Montjuïc that gathers performances, often from international companies, which can be seen for a few days, offering a good display of contemporary creativity, particularly focusing on the Mediterranean.  Some of the performances programed are the latest creation of the prestigious company, Complicité with the  Schaubühne de Berlín, “Beware of pity”  (8 and 9 July; Teatre Lliure - Sala Fabià Puigserver). The new creation by Dimitris Papaioannou, “The Great Tamer”, (2-4 July; Mercat de les Flors- Sala Maria Aurèlia Capmany). The Aerites Dance Company will present the choreography “Cementary” (7 and 8 July; Mercat de les Flors- Sala Maria Aurèlia Capmany) and with “Clean City” (13 and 14 July; Teatre Lliure - Sala Fabià Puigserver), Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris make all the cleaning ladies of Athens go up on stage.
    Also speaking about Greece is Wajdi Mouawad, a producer of Lebanese origin, who brings to Teatre Lliure (21 and 22 July the diptych “Des mourants”, and the director Carme Portaceli, who directs “Troyanas” with actresses and actors such as Aitana Sánchez–Gijón, Ernesto Alterio, Míriam Iscla and Pepa López, plus others (Teatre Grec; 30 July). The new proposal from James Thierrée and the Compagnie du Hanneton, “La grenouille avait raison” will be held at Teatre Lliure - Sala Fabià Puigserver (26 and 27 July,) his new magical fusion of various performing arts.

    At Grec Ciutat, we will find long-standing suggestopms by local companies such as a sala BARTS, Jamboree, Harlem Jazz Club and loads of theaters, from the Biblioteca de Catalunya “Bodas de sangre” (Blood Wedding) , directed by Oriol Broggi (until 28 July), to Teatre Romea with “E.V.A.”, by the T de Teatre (from 3 to 30 July), or Sala Beckett with “Un tret al cap”, by Pau Miró, interpreted by Emma Vilarasau, and others (from 5 to 30 July) and “Tender Napalm” by the Sixto Paz company, (8. 9. 15 and 16 July).
    These are just some of the names that form part of a wide and diverse program, which this year is structured in itineraries in order to facilitate selection by spectators.

    You will find the whole program and details of the itineraries in the website.
    Enjoy the Grec Festival and have a good trip!

    "I've seldom enjoyed such an eclectic culturefest. Theatre, dance, music, circus performances and activities for kids liven up the long summer days Barcelona. The iconic Teatre Grec hosts some of the most inspiring performances."

  • Cruïlla Festival

    Cruïlla Festival

    Perhaps not as well-known as its Barcelona music festival peers, Primavera Sound and Sónar, Cruïlla is ideal for those people looking for top-notch, interesting bands that tend towards the indie and alternative, along with smaller crowds and a more compact programme. Based in the same venue as Primavera, the Parc del Fòrum, recent lineups have been featured a broad mix for music lovers of all ages: 2016 welcomed Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, Skunk Anansie and Cat Power as well as local acts like Animal, Adrià Puntí and Ramon Mirabet. Anyone wanting a kid-friendly festival should certainly consider Cruïlla, which has a real family vibe, particularly on the Sunday. As well as the music, additional activities are laid on including puppets, traditional games, painting and sessions at the nearby adventure park, Barcelona Bosc Urbà. Add in food trucks, a market with clothes, accessories and beauty treatments, free WiFi and a cashless payment system, and your perfect summer weekend is set!

    "If you're looking for interesting bands that play indie and alternative music, put this down in your diary. A concise programme of events featuring activities for people of all ages, especially on Sunday."

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