Summer 2020 in Barcelona

The exceptional situation caused by the Covid-19 crisis means we’re facing an unusual summer. Even so, Barcelona is brimming with projects and activities so you can enjoy the summer in the city with the necessary precautions and safety measures.


100% Summer

A complete summer for children, teenagers, young people and their families, to help compensate for the effects of the Covid-19 crisis. Barcelona welcomes the summer with over a thousand activities in its “T’estiu molt” campaign and a range of options specially increased for 2020, with more places available, facilities such as libraries and community centres open and new uses for public space, particularly in the most vulnerable neighbourhoods.

A performace at the Grec theater

Barcelona Grec Festival 2020

This summer, the Grec is back with an edition which is particularly inclusive and local in order to support the city’s cultural network, affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Not to be missed!

The Sey Sisters concert in a Barcelona park

Music in the Parks

During 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.

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!

A musician playing the guitar at a concert

Barcelona Districte Cultural returns in July

From 1 July, and throughout the month, the city’s community centres are hosting 23 functions for the general public and two for children, part of the programme for Barcelona Districte Cultural cancelled because of the health crisis.

A man taking a picture of an open-air concert with his cellphone


Despite the health crisis, Barcelona offers a wide array of activities to enjoy in person or online this summer. Check them out!

Detail of a festa major decoration

Festa Majors

Many local festivals in Barcelona have been postponed or have had to reschedule their activities to adapt them to the conditions resulting from the Covid-19 crisis. Check the list.

Families celebrating a party at the street

Summer in the districts and neighbourhoods

Who says staying in the neighbourhood is boring? Check out options for young and old close to home.

People sitting on the courtyard in the Community centre Pati Llimona

Get the most out of community centres

Head over to the neighbourhoods' civic centres this summer and take part in the activities they organise.

Concerts at Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle is playing host to Sala BCN project concerts every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 2 July to 30 August. You can consult the programme and buy tickets here​.​

A group of people unfurling the gay flag at Plaça d'Espanya in Barcelona

28 June, we are #LGTIBCN

Check out all the activities planned in Barcelona for celebrating International LGBTI Pride and Liberation Day. Despite the health crisis, LGBTI organisations and groups are mobilising to keep the LGBTI Pride spirit alive.


Beaches and bathing

The 2020 summer bathing season in Barcelona coincides with the lockdown exit process for Covid-19 and includes special measures to control capacity at the beaches and guarantee the necessary safety distance.

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!

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 sports centres and their specialist facilities, including indoor pools, are re-opening this summer with measures to control capacity. Do sport!

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