What to do in BCN

Summer in Barcelona

Enjoy what Barcelona has to offer you this summer: beaches, music in the parks, municipal swimming pools, culture and lots of free activities in neighbourhoods and districts.

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Cultural calendar

You can find full information on the main events planned for Barcelona’s cultural calendar.

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Music in the Parks

From Saturday 2 June to Thursday 30 August, the city's green spaces will set the scene for free concerts making up the Music in the Parks season. A way of enjoying nature and music in the city.

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Women’s Film Cycle

Actions and Resistance is a free, outdoor film cycle whose connecting thread this year is women’s capacity for actions to transform lives, environments and policies. 

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Sports calendar

Check out the key dates on the city's sports calendar and the spaces and options for getting into shape.

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Discover the BCN Guide

All the city’s activities you can imagine are at your fingertips in the BCN Guide: music, shows, festive holidays, courses, workshops, and much more. 

Beaches and bathing

Enjoy the city's beaches and urban bathing spots. Check out the available services, weather forecasts and a whole lot more.

The Magic Fountain light show

Enjoy the Magic Fountain

Enjoy the sound and light display at the Magic Fountain in Montjuïc. Find out about display times, the range of sequences and much more.

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Festa Majors

Find out about the wide range of festa majors on big annual festivals taking place in Barcelona’s districts and neighbourhoods and take advantage of the good weather for enjoying them.  

Montjuïc Castle Nights

Fridays and several other days in June will see the Castle staying open late and offering free circus, theatre, poetry and dance shows.

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Enjoy the parks

The city’s parks and gardens transform it into a living, breathing space. You’ll find them all here. Explore and enjoy them!

Old Model prison’s panopticon

La Model opens to the public

The former prison has been turned into a space for public use, providing free access to the inner yard, a tour through its facilities and a regular activities programme.

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School Playgrounds open

A total of 70 school playgrounds all over the city are opening for public use where children, young people and their families will be safe. See the opening times!

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Municipal sports centres

Make the most of the city’s municipal sports centres. There are 117 throughout the city, with a wide range of offers and prices.

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Local commerce

Find out all the information you'll need for enjoying Barcelona's local commerce and discover the range of initiatives in districts. Discover the “Barcelona Commerce sounds good” campaign, to stimulate local commerce.

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Barcelona Districte Cultural

Enjoy local culture. Check out the range of offers on music, theatre, dance, circus and performing-art shows playing at your neighbourhood’s cultural facilities.

Terrats en Cultura

A cultural initiative whose programme offers shows on Barcelona's rooftops as a means to breaking down barriers between creators and audiences, fostering culture and regenerating unused spaces. Find out all about it.

A group of women attending a Pilates class

Choose your course

Check out the new range of courses and workshops on offer at civic centres, libraries and other centres in the city. You can pick and mix!

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Iconic Shops Route

 Discover the online guide to Barcelona’s most iconic shops and make your own route.

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30 years since the attack at Hipercor

Barcelona wishes to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack at Hipercor through an exhibition at the Fabra i Coats, organised by the MUHBA.

Street market

Sustainable commerce

Over sixty commerce entities and professionals are joining in with the Citizen Commitment to Sustainability, a programme of initiatives to help improve quality of life in Barcelona.

Go to the zoo

An enriching experience

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Head up to Tibidabo

Fun makes the world go round

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Come over to the Sala Ciutat

Discover a bookshop specialising in Barcelona

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Discover Rambles ticket

The gateway to culture

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El Born CCM

Past, present and future

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Sport with Troba’t b (ES)

Sport is health

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Discover Last minute (ES)

Same-day discounts

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Mnac

Art and history

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Visit the Picasso Museum

Enjoy art

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Experience the magic fountain

A feast for the eyes

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Take a ride up Montjuïc mountain

Enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city

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Aquàrium de Barcelona

Discover Mediterranean marine fauna

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