Summer 2022 in Barcelona

This summer, enjoy a wide range of activities and venues on offer in the city of Barcelona: culture, traditions, festivals, beaches, municipal swimming pools, points of interest and so much more.


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!


Music and dance show with a group of young people in the Trinitat Park


This summer, Barcelona is offering a wide range of activities for all ages: festivals, festes majors, or big annual festivals, outdoor activities and much, much more. Go to the Barcelona Guide and plan your 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.

Joan Blanques de Baix street decoration at the Festa Major de Gràcia with people walking under some vineyards

Festa Majors

Find out about the big annual festivals planned in Barcelona this summer.

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.

Children playing outside

100% Summer

Barcelona is launching a summer-holidays campaign for kids and teenagers with over a thousand leisure, sports, educational and cultural activities. Enjoy the summer in Barcelona!

Some girls laughing as they watch giants parading

Summer in the city's neighbourhoods

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

Panoramic view of the city

Gaudir més

Join the “Gaudir més” programme and make the most of its discounts, free admission and advantages for enjoying your city’s various spaces.

Born at Night 2022

During the months of July and August El Born CCM will be inviting us to explore the Barcelona of 1700 in night-time tours through the La Ribera archaeological complex and neighbourhood.

Look after yourself in the heat

Extreme heat can have adverse effects on people’s health, particularly babies or the elderly. Check out the tips on beating the heat in the summer months.


Beaches and bathing

See full information on Barcelona’s beaches: location, state of the sea, flags, occupancy control and plenty more. Meanwhile, the ban on smoking this season applies to all beaches.

People running on 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.

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.

Two girls jumping off a trampoline in the Picornell swimming pools.

Cool down in a municipal swimming pool

Barcelona has plenty of municipal facilities which will gradually be opening their outdoor pools in line with the corresponding health measures. Make the most of them!

climate shelter

Climate shelters

This summer, Barcelona has close two hundred climate shelters in the city’s various neighbourhoods to fight the heat. These places are aimed particularly at those people who are most vulnerable to high temperatures. View the network of climate shelters.

A monitor attending to children playing in a school playground

School playgrounds open

Did you know some school playgrounds open to the public in the summer holidays as safe places for  children, young people and their families to use? Check the opening times!

Seaside activities

The Beach Centre is a municipal environmental and information facility on Barcelona's coast. Go and visit!

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

Municipal sport centres and specialised facilities are open this summer, with the corresponding health measures in place. Do sport!

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.

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

Tax Authorities

Consult their opening hour

Municipal Tax Office

Consult their opening hours

Lost-and-Found Offices

Consult their opening hours

Careful with noise

Respect others’ rest


Cuidem Barcelona

Let’s look after Barcelona during the summer


Be surprised!

Check out everything going on



All the map information on the city


El Born CCM

Past, present and future


In summer, Respect!


Experience science

A summer packed with activities



Art and history


Visit the Picasso Museum

Enjoy art