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…
- Party hard at Primavera Sound: Hurry up and get tickets online for the best music festival of this summer in Barcelona! From May the 29th to June the 4th you’ll be able to enjoy different sets of live music by well-known singers and DJs like Rosalia or Calvin Harris at Parc del Fòrum, an incredible open air disco near the beach.
- 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 8th to the 11th, 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.
- Taste some local food at “Tast de la Rambla”: If you are in Barcelona this month there’s no way you can miss this event for lovers of gastronomy. The Tast a la Rambla will be held from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th in Plaza Cataluña. Like every year, visitors will be able to enjoy different types of tapas and dishes for five euros from more than 30 restaurants, bars and pastry shops in the city. And of course, with tastings of cavas and wines! Take a look at it here.
- Again for party animals: Sónar! Another unmissable festival, this year from the 15th until the 17th, with some of the best artists and DJs of electronic music. Here you have the program.
- Listen live to Maroon 5: The famous band led by Adam Levine will perform on June the 16th at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Get your tickets here.
- 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 17th and 18th. 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.
- 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 Barcelona International short and animation Film Festival: The 25th edition takes place from June the 29th to July the 9th, in different places in Barcelona. There are 4 categories in the competition: international, oblique, animation and documentary, plus many parallel sections in which a total of 350 short films will be screened. Check the program here.
- 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!