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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.
Six 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.
Don't forget your beach towel!
Similarly to other summers, gastronomy and the stars once again take the leading role at the Fabra Observatory. An original suggestion that combines scientific dissemination and astronomic observation with gastronomy, at one of the most privileged viewpoints of the city of Barcelona.
After enjoying a menu designed by Miquel Guimerà, executive chef of Paradís Gourmet, a scientific dissemination conference will be given lasting around 30 minutes, to reveal the mysteries of the universe.
The evening ends with a visit to the museum, through the Noucentist room and the telescope, to the large dome, which preserves original elements. From the dome you will be able to observe distant constellations, stars and a large part of the solar system, with a telescope from 1904. This is one of the largest and oldest telescopes still in use in Europe.
The stars of alfresco summer evenings in the city will be classical music and jazz. The "Music in the parks" program will once again fill the parks of Barcelona with sound. A total of 50 free concerts in June, July and August in various venues of the city. These include the Ciutadella Park, the Mediterrània Gardens, the "Aigües" Park, the Joan Miró Park, the Plaza del Duc de Medinaceli and the Estació del Nord Park, and many more. And if you arrive early, you can join a visit to discover the secrets of the most unique parks and gardens of Barcelona.
2018 Edition (9-19/08/2018)
the beaches full and holiday season in full swing, Barcelona welcomes back two of its most emblematic summer events, Circuit Festival and Girlie Circuit. Billed respectively as the biggest international gay festival and the biggest international lesbian festival, and both produced by Barcelona's Matinee Group, they see thousands of visitors from across the world come to the Catalan capital for days of parties.
Circuit is 11 days of fun with a programme that includes: pool parties, including the biggest and most popular event of the festival, the Water Park Day (which lasts all day and goes on into the night) at the nearby La Isla Fantasia water park; DJ sessions (with performances by some of the biggest names on the gay scene); and club nights. Girlie follows a similar pattern albeit for fewer days, this year running from August 14 to 19.
Soon the 2019 program.
Barcelona is once again celebrating its grand festival, in honor of its patron saint. A program full of different activities is planned for all the public, with music, dance, circus and street arts. And not forgetting the giants, dragons, fire beasts, human towers and sardana groups.
La Mercè is also a festival of street arts with the MAC festival, Mercè Street Arts. This is a festival which has become a showcase of new creations, and the meeting place for many artists, both from the city and overseas. For the second year running,Passeig de Lluís Companys is the festival venue in the heart of the city, together with the Parc de la Ciutadella (by day, shows for all the family; by night, more audiovisual events, where art and technology merge with light displays, music and projects). Other venues include the Parc de la Trinitat and the Montjuïc Castle (where circus will be performed with shows combining music, dance and acrobatics).
Lisbon is the guest city and is joining in the festivities, accompanied by performers (The Night of Fados) wishing to fill the city with performances and music, and a wide variety of rhythms and styles.
Similarly to other years, Avinguda de la Catedral, the Moll de la Fusta, Bogatell beach, Avinguda de Maria Cristina and the Plaça Major de Nou Barris are the venues where the Mercè Festival will be filled with today's popular rhythms and mega concerts. The musical scene of Lisbon and from many other places in the world, will perform at BAM, with today's most innovative and emerging sounds playing at Plaça dels Àngels, Plaça de Joan Coromines and Rambla del Raval. This year we will receive the visit of groups such as Love of Lesbian, Els Catarres, Dr. Calypso, Mercury Rev, Maika Makovsky or Green Valley, without forgetting the classical music that will offer us the OBC and Vozes.
Like every year, fire will be one of the main elements of the festival, such as the Correfocs (fire runs) with a rain of fire among devils, dragons and other beasts of fire, making the streets of the center of Barcelona full of sparks. La Mercè will end, as always, with the traditional fireworks and music display. an explosion of light and sound, which has become one of the most expected and acclaimed events for the people of Barcelona and its visitors.
Located in the heart of Catalonia, the historical town of Manresa hosts this yearly festival dedicated to local culture and global music. For industry professionals, it's promoted as a 'market of performances', which for the general public means it's a great opportunity to discover visual arts, circus, dance, art, music, narration and theatre that combine tradition with contemporary creativity.
The programme is understandably packed, with acts running during the day and at night, and with both street performances and shows in various local venues. So you might one moment see a display of hip hop and the next a concert by a Congolese band, followed by a new take on acrobatics and then a sword dance. All of which is interspersed with some of the most classic elements of Catalan culture such as 'human towers' (castells), 'fire runs' (correfocs) and 'giants' (gegants).
Summer is almost here, and the Casa de les Punxes is offering new suggestions to enjoy its magnificent terrace of the house (600m2), located in the Eixample central district of Barcelona, during the months of June, July and August.
What better than to harmonize music and gastronomy in an attractive, central, modernist setting as the Casa Terrades, built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Every Friday in summer, the Casa de les Punxes will be filled with melodies, with jazz, swing, bossa nova and soul performances.
This year, the Nits amb Ritme (Evenings with Rhythm) include entry to the exhibition (from 7 to 8 pm) of the main floor and terrace, to enjoy a tour through the history and symbolism of one of the most exemplary monuments of Catalan modernism.
Discover the Casa de les Punxes by night and vibrate to music while you enjoy and glass of cava in an emblematic setting.
Rhythms from around the world for summer nights. From 28th June to 26th July, the gardens of the Art Nouveau Site will once again be hosting the Summer Concerts. Every Thursday, at 9pm, Sant Pau will be welcoming international artists whose music is based on the fusion of styles and sonorities.
A cycle of movies and music related to the "ROBOTS. The humans and the machines" exhibition. This event refers to robotics and the relationship that it maintains with human beings. There will be musical performances before the projections, by avant-garde artists.
The ticket to CosmoNits includes admission to the Museum, the exhibition, the concert and the movie.
The festival of the Gràcia district is one of the most celebrated festivals during August in Barcelona. It is a popular festival that lasts for several days, with a wide range of activities, such as concerts, workshops and shows. The highlight of the festival is the traditional competition when streets are decorated and compete to achieve first place.
Besides the decorated streets, you have the option to hear live music at plaça del Sol and plaça del Diamant, while Plaça de Joanic will be given over to inclusive festivities and dance. Plaça de Manuel Torrente is devoted to gastronomy, while Plaça de la Revolució is given over to science and the Cercle Catòlic used as a space to disconnect.
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