Will you be in Barcelona this June, studying Spanish with us ? Are you still wondering what you will be doing in your free time? Here are some cool suggestions…
- Live the amazing “Pride Bcn”: Barcelona Gay Pride or Orgullo Gay Barcelona attracts thousands of people from all over Spain and beyond for a weekend of fabulous events, music, workshops, pool parties, live shows, exhibitions, cultural activities and fun in the sun. But not everything is just party, this year’s edition (June the 13th-26th) is also about the fight for freedom, dignity and respect for the LGTBIQ+ collective and to combat the stigma of HIV. Check here the program.
- Party hard at Primavera Sound… Hurry up and get tickets online for the best music festival of this summer in Barcelona! From the 2nd to 4th you’ll be able to enjoy different sets of live music by well-known singers and DJs like Gorillaz or Caribou at Parc del Fòrum, an incredible open air disco near the beach.
- … or at Sónar! Another unmissable festival, with some of the best artists and DJs of electronic music. Here you have the program.
- Have dinner under the stars: you can book a night out at the Fabra Observatory during the summer months, which combines scientific dissemination with a suggestive gastronomic proposal. Dinner take place in the open air, at one of the most privileged viewpoints of the city of Barcelona. The evening begins with the dinner, and afterwards there’s a science conference. Then you can also visit the museum and enter the great dome room, where you’ll observe elements of distant constellations, stars, and a great part of the Solar System!
- Discover “l’ou com balla”: This curious tradition is one hundred percent from Barcelona and takes place on the Corpus Christi Day. As its name suggests, it consists of an egg “dancing” in the water fountain of fountains located in cloisters, courtyards or gardens. To prevent it from falling, the “trick” is to put the whole shell of an empty egg. The fountains are decorated with flowers and fruits. In Barcelona, from the 16th to the 19th, there are several places to enjoy the tradition of “L’Ou com balla”. Some are the Cathedral of Barcelona, the Maritime Museum, the Casa de l’Ardiaca or the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralbes.
- Celebrate Sant Joan: The festival of Sant Joan celebrates the beginning of summer, and it’s one of the most important festivals for Catalans and is celebrated throughout the city, with bonfires and fireworks everywhere. If you do not have a friend’s party to go to, the most common place for people at Sant Joan is the beach. Barceloneta beach begins to fill up during the afternoon of the 23th, with groups bringing picnics and cava to watch the fireworks and listen to music at the chiringuitos (bars on the beach). During the early part of the night the local restaurants along the beach put up extra tables, chairs and decorations. The Catalans start the night with a big dinner – preparing their stomachs for the long night of drinking and dancing that lies ahead. As the beach tends to get crowded, it’s a good idea to get there before dark so you have a spot – around 9pm. Bring picnic tablecloths and warm blankets for when the sun goes down!
- Attend the Matsuri Japanese Festival: Matsuri is a typical Japanese festival that is celebrated in summer; its version in Barcelona will take place between June 4th and 5th. It allows the attendees us to discover the traditional Japanese culture and the Japanese people who live in our city. In the event there will be demonstrations of typical dances and live traditional music, workshops for children and stalls with typical Japanese food. Read more about it here.
- Are you into design? The Barcelona Design Week 2022 is an event that aims to create connections between new design professionals and those who have already been working in the sector for years, in order to exchange points of view and opinions. From June 2nd to 22nd, the shows the public the transforming capacity of design by exhibitions, presentations of new products and services, inaugurations, open doors to creative spaces, conferences and workshops, among others.
- Taste some local food at “Tast de la Rambla”: If you are in Barcelona this weekend there’s no way you can miss this event for lovers of gastronomy. The Tast a la Rambla will be held from this Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th on the Santa Mónica boulevard. Like every year, visitors will be able to enjoy different types of tapas and dishes for five euros from more than 38 restaurants, bars and pastry shops in the city. In addition, this year a new space dedicated to the tasting of cavas and wines! Take a look at it here.