Some girls laughing as they watch giants parading

Summer in the city's districts and neighbourhoods

Check out the large range of activities that you will find in your neighbourhood and district for enjoying this summer.

Grec theater

2018 Barcelona Grec Festival

Summer is climbing on stage. The Grec Festival is offering a month-long programme featuring over a hundred dance, theatre, circus and music shows for an intense night-time experiences in July. Don't miss out on it, as it has events and activities for people of all ages! 

Popular paella meal at a local festival

What's on

Enjoy outdoor activities, festivals, traditional events, concerts, exhibitions and everything else the city has on offer this summer.

Picture of a screening of a film during the Sala Montjuïc cycle, at Montjuïc Castle

Outdoor films

Stay up to date with this outdoor films on offer this summer at the city’s various sites, including its beaches, Montjuïc mountain and CCCB.

Classical music concert in a Barcelona park Open video Music in the Parks

Music in the Parks

Until 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.

Detail of a festa major decoration

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.  

A Modernista building staircase

Modernism for you to enjoy this summer

This summer, the Modernisme Route returns with a special offer for the citizens of Barcelona: the best of Catalan Modernisme for half the price!

Youngsters looking at works on display in a museum

Summer in the museums

Summers are a good time for discovering another, more playful and fun side to museums. See you there!

Outdoor concert at Monjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle Summer nights

Montjuïc Castle is offering a free programme of outdoor concerts every Sunday evening during the months of July and August.

A group of people strolling around the CaixaForum at night

Summer Nights at the CaixaForum

The CaixaForum opens on Wednesday nights in July and August to offer a festival of art and culture, with shows, workshops, concerts and themed nights.

Several couples dancing to swing in a civic centre courtyard

Get the most out of civic centres

Get along to the civic centres in the city’s neighbourhoods during the summer holidays and take part in the activities being organised. You will find shows, exhibitions, workshops, talks and plenty more there.

A group of young children watch a circus show

Open-air circus

From now to 30 July, children, youngsters and families can enjoy free open-air circus performances at 16 open playgrounds around all the city’s districts. 

Born at night

Come along and enjoy the night-time visits being organised by the Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria from 27 June to 31 August for discovering the contrasting features of 1700 Barcelona.

Habaneras music group

Habaneras singing

Habaneras singing is coming to many of the city’s neighbourhoods this summer. Find out all about it and enjoy it!

People sitting and listening to a concert at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau site.

Summer concerts at Sant Pau

Concerts are being offered in the gardens at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau site every Thursday from 28 June to 26 July, starting at 9 pm.

Children sat on the side of the swimming pool splashing the water

T'estiu molt

The registration period for summer activities organised by Campus Olímpia and aimed at children and young people up to the age of 17 opens on 21 April.

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.


A group of young people playing volleyball on a beach

Beaches and bathing

Take the plunge this summer and enjoy the city's beaches and urban bathing spots. Check out the available services, weather forecasts and a whole lot more.

Children playing on slides in a park

Enjoy the parks

The city’s parks and gardens transform it into a living, breathing space. Discover the green areas near to where you live and bask in nature without setting foot outside the city. You’ll find them all here.

Parc del Laberint d'Horta

Discover Barcelona

Immerse yourself in the city's districts and neighbourhoods and enjoy its attractions and nooks and crannies: urban spaces, cultural and architectural heritage, nature spaces, museums, leisure spaces, events and activities for doing sport and plenty more.

Children swimming in the designated area of the Torre de les Aigües

Cool down in a municipal swimming pool

Barcelona has several municipal facilities with outdoor swimming pools that are open over the summer. Take advantage of them!

Children going to the beach

Seaside activities

The Beach Centre provides information on the Barcelona coastline. It also offers a programme of free activities for everyone, a free loan service for newspapers, books and magazines, equipment for playing on the sand and sports equipment for bathers.

A monitor attending to children playing in a school playground

School Playgrounds open

A total of 18 school playgrounds all over the city are opening this summer for public use where children, young people and their families will be safe. See the opening times!

A woman walks with a surfboard and a man warms up at the athletics track at the Mar Bella municipal sports centre

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.

Summer opening hours

Consult the summer opening hours for some of the city’s facilities and services.

Outdoor swimming pools

Consult their opening hours

Municipal Citizen Help and Information Offices (OAC)

Consult their opening hours

National ID and Passport-Processing Offices

Consult their opening hours

Municipal markets

Consult their opening hour

Housing Offices

Consult their opening hour

Lost-and-Found Offices

Consult their opening hours

Municipal Tax Office

Consult their opening hours

“Let’s share Barcelona”

Live and let live!


Go to the zoo

An enriching experience


Head up to Tibidabo

Fun makes the world go round


El Born CCM

Past, present and future


Be surprised!

Check out everything going on


Discover Rambles ticket

The gateway to culture



Art and history


Visit the Picasso Museum

Enjoy art



All the map information on the city


Find your concert!

The best in music at the Pedralbes Festival


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