What’s on in September in Barcelona?

Will you be in Barcelona this September, studying Spanish with us ? Are you still wondering what you will be doing in your free time? Here are some cool suggestions…

  • Vamos a la playa! Any time you’re dying from the heat, remember that you have the whole coast of the city at your disposal! La Barceloneta, Llevant, Nova Icaria… there are many beaches where you can go and sunbathe, swim, have some drinks or just chill with your friends next to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Take an evening Spanish course: Are you living, or planning to live in Barcelona and think you still have some time and energy left after work, internship or (Erasmus) studies? Make your time worthwhile and come learn Spanish with Linguaschools Barcelona! We have new extensive Spanish courses starting in the week of 25th of September so there’s still time to sign up.

  • Celebrate “el día de Brasil”: Festival Día de Brasil will be celebrated in Poble Espanyol September the 3rd! This means a Sunday full of concerts, activities, cultural events and gastronomy. All in Brazilian style. The entrance is €8 euros. Get your tickets in advance.
  • September 11th: the National Day of Catalunya is a day-long festival in Catalonia, which commemorates the fall of Barcelona in 1714, during the War of Spanish Succession. For many people it is a simple celebration of their Catalan identity, but many others use the occasion to express their political feelings, with peaceful protests to demand independence from Spain. Although many shops are closed, it is indeed a nice day to take a walk in the city on a sunny Saturday, enjoy the festive atmosphere, taste some local food, visit a museum or go to see a concert in Arc the Triomf.
  • Visit an art gallery: Barcelona Gallery Weekend (September the 14th–17th) is an annual four-day event promoted by the association Art Barcelona open to all the galleries of the city and its outskirts. It gathers a general programme of exhibitions in art galleries and a parallel programme of guided visits by the gallerists, artists and curators, performances, talks, presentations and other special activities around contemporary and avant-garde art. There are routes you can sign up for and a full calendar on their website.

  • Watch a mind-blowing skate performance: From September the 15th to the 17th we will have the 15th edition of Extreme Barcelona. The best international skaters, bmx and scooter riders, have already confirmed their attendance at the most international urban event in Barcelona.
  • Attend any event of La fiesta de la Mercè: Between September the 22nd and 25th, Barcelona celebrates the La Mercè Festival. A celebration that will fill the city with traditional events, street arts, circus, dance, music and much more. In addition to being a great civic event, it’s also a macro-festival made up of diverse festivals that record the cultural richness of the Catalan capital: from the “Mercè Artes de Calle” festival to displays of popular culture, including the BAM and Acción Cultura Viva festivals and the program of Música Mercè, which this year offer more than five hundred activities. Read more about it here.

  • Have a “cervecita” in a beautiful terrace: August is terrace time in Barcelona. Everyone in the city is waiting for their working day to finish so they can go to a bar to have a cold beer, which here is called “caña”. That’s why in summer all the terraces are full of people and as a result the vibe is very relaxed and chilled. Here you have a list of the best terraces of the city. Just go, grab a chair, raise your hand and say out loud: Una caña, por favor!
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