What’s on in August 2020 in Barcelona?

Are you coming to our school in August to learn Spanish but you wonder what you can do in your free time? Although there will be a lot of things different this summer, you won’t be bored for a moment! Here are some cool suggestions…

We will keep adding new proposals for you, so come back regularly!
(All events in this blog post observe the COVID-19 security measures.)

August (06-08, 11-08, 13-08, and 20-08)

  • Open air cinema at the beach

    To enjoy good movies during summer nights with safety, this year Cinema Lliure a la Platja will take place in an outdoor space next to CEM La Mar Bella, with views of the sea and the beach. There will be limited acces and you have to book in advance. Bookings will be made using a form that we will soon enable on the website and admission will remain free!

    Until 30 August (Thursdays to Sundays)

  • Sala BCN, open air concerts at the Montjuïc Castle
    These two months of summer you can enjoy open air concerts on top of the mountain Montjuïc, cool breeze, great view, amazing music. They open at 20:00 and the music starts at 21:00. Tickets are available online (€13,50). Check out the website for more info.

    August and September

  • Nits del Primavera
    Primavera Sound festival has a new proposal for this summer. Late night concerts, with limited seating, at Parc del Fòrum, the usual setting for Primavera Sound.
    They have announces a long list of artists who will participate in Nits del Primavera during the next months of July, August and September! Visit the festival’s official website to find out about tickets, dates, times and news.

Until 30 September 

  • 30% discount at Hospital Sant Pau: It’s time to go out again. It is time to enjoy one of the most magical spots in Barcelona. Welcome outside. Breath in Art Nouveau! You can visit Hospital Sant Pau this summer with a 30% discount on your entrance ticket. Really worth going here during you visit to Barcelona. The big garden, the amazing ceilings, every tile is an art piece! Check out their website for more info and tickets.

    Until 27 September

  • This exhibition covers the fifty-year career of Barbara Hammer, one of the most influential voices in American experimental and activist cinema. It is the first retrospective exhibition of her work in Spain. For more info, check the website.


        • Second hand market: For those who want to safe money this summer but still want to fill up the wardrobe or shop new decorations for the house…the second hand markets organised by Two Market are great. Markets named as “Todo a 1€” and “Give’me 5!” can’t disappoint you. Some are in the open air and others inside. Check their websites for dates, places and more info.

      Until September

        • Fes Pedralbes: This summer the music will not stop playing at the Pedralbes gardens because there is FES PEDRALBES, the cultural event that will fill Barcelona with music and gastronomy. It is absolutely worth it to go at least to one of the concerts, because of the beautiful garden, a wide space, in the open air, in touch with nature and with a historic appeal all concerts feel extra special. Make sure you have some drinks before you get into the festival because they are very pricey at the festival itself and you can’t bring your drinks to your chair.
          Make sure you will get your tickets in advance. Jardins de Pedralbes,metro Palau Reial (L3). Check the website for more info.

      Every Thursday in August

      • CosmoNits: Cinema nights to ensure you don’t run out of outdoor movies this summer! Every Thursday during July and August you can enjoy the best science and fiction outdoor cinema at CosmoCaixa. The CosmoNits 2020 will cover such exciting topics as body transformations, manipulations of the brain, body and technology, cyborgs and multiple realities. Entrance to the CosmoNits (€6) includes admission to the museum, the temporary exhibition and the film! More info here.


    • BUS Terraza: BUS is a terrace located in Parc del Fòrum, right next to the Mediterranean Sea! You food and drink are prepared in a red double decker bus parked next to the terrace. Not only good food, drinks and live music, also the place to dance! Go and visit this unique spot when you can. Check out their instagram to see the program.

    • Every day from 17:00 to 00:00 – Weekend 12:00 to 00:00

      • Camping bcn: No its not a campsite where you can put your tent, its a Chiringuito in park del Poble Nou with a nice green field in front. Sit down and relax, have a vermouth or borrow a basket ball and try to throw an Air-ball on the basket ball field next door. Camping, Carrer de Carmen Amaya 18, metro Llacuna (L4).
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