Things to Do in Summer in Barcelona

By Local Heroes

Barcelona during Summer season is beautiful. From laying on the beach under the sun to enjoying the best parties, there are many things to do for the most varied interests. This article is intended to help you know which are the best activities to do during this season so you can make sure you don't miss them!

7 Things to Do in Summer

The following article consists of 7 activities that tripUniq Local Heroes recommend to do during Summer season and that are included in the Barcelona Guides.

7 Things to Do in Summer

#1 Enjoy the beach vibe

Laying under the sun, swimming in the sea, exercising along the promenade, having a drink on a terrace and eating at a Chiringuito are just some of the activities that can be done at the beach. This area is definitely a must if you come to Barcelona during Summer season, you'll see lots of people taking a break from the city and the heat.

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Helene

Helene, 31, Corporate Finance

Helene
Barceloneta is the most famous beach of all so it's usually crowded, try to go further than that one and you'll find more locals and less tourists and sellers!

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#2 Watch a movie in an outdoor location

Some spaces turn into cinemas on some nights during Summer season, like the Montjuic castle and the Sant Sebastià beach. Attending one of the projections is a unique and fun experience.

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Josefina

Josefina, 26, Travel Journalist

Josefina
Check out the programme and see if there's one that interests you!

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#3 Dance to music at festivals and concerts

From festivals that go on for 3 days to concerts of international artists, Barcelona has an incredible music programme during Summer. In fact, many people come to the city exclusively to attend one of them, like the Sonnar or Primavera Sound.

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Sergi

Sergi, 25, Executive consultant

Sergi
Book tickets in advance for every show.

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7 Things to Do in Summer

#4 Have fun at a neighbourhood celebration!

Barcelona is divided in different neighbourhoods that have their own celebrations each year. They usually have music shows, typical food and parties on the streets, and lots of people go there to have fun. Some of them also have the traditional Castellers or the big-headed dolls.

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Charles

Charles, 36, Startuper

Charles
If you visit Barcelona during the Gràcia celebrations you can't miss them! They decorate the streets and have a contest to choose the best one, it's awesome!

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#5 Have a drink with good views on a terrace

Many hotels and buildings open their top floor terraces during Summer for people to chill with views of the city, or you can also go to a terrace near the beach. They have different styles: formal, informal, parties... You can choose whichever you like!

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Mercedes

Mercedes, 27, Tourismologist

Mercedes
In my opinion the best one is the Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central!

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7 Things to Do in Summer

#6 Spend the evening enjoying live music at a park

Músic als parcs is a free outdoor concert programme that takes place in different parks of Barcelona during Summer season. They have classical music, blues, jazz and some choirs which will be playing for free in some of the green areas of the city.

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Tomás

Tomás, 36,

Tomás
Cool way to enjoy a park! The music is really good, make sure to check their programme.

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#7 Get delighted with the sunrise at Turó de la Rovira

Turó de la Rovira is a viewpoint located in what once was an anti-aircraft battery, so it's also known as Búnkers del Carmel. From here you can see the whole skyline of the city, from Torre Agbar to Sagrada Familia to Montjuic hill.

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Andrea

Andrea, 29, Vermouth fan

Andrea
Relax and have a picnic taking in the beautiful views, for me this is the best viewpoint of the city!

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