Summer 2021 in Barcelona

Enjoy culture, beaches, municipal swimming pools, sports, points of interest and much more in Barcelona this summer, respecting all the necessary safety measures to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Open-air concert


Barcelona is offering a range of face-to-face and online activities for enjoying the summer in the city with the necessary precautions for preventing the spread of Covid-19. Don’t miss out on it!

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!


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.

Children at Casal Baobab at Seat School

100% Summer

Barcelona offers a summer holiday campaign for children, teenagers and young people, with over 1,300 recreational, sport, educational and cultural activities. All activities guarantee the health and safety protocols established by the  authorities. Find out more!

Detail of a festa major decoration

Festa Majors

Find out all about the big annual festivals held in Barcelona’s districts and neighbourhoods and enjoy them in full safety.

Born at Night 2021

During the months of July, August and September 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.

La Reial: on the move!

Head on over to the Plaça Reial and enjoy the programme of activities for all ages planned for this summer.

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.

Mar Bella beach

Protect yourself this summer!

This summer, besides protecting yourself from heat waves, you also will need to follow the protective measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19: respecting social distances, washing your hands frequently and wearing a mask whenever necessary.​

Bonus Cultura

Enjoy the Bonus Cultura!. Under this initiative for reactivating the cultural sector, Barcelona City Council will be offering discounts with a contribution of 10 euros for every 30 euros spent on buying books or tickets for shows and cultural events.

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.


Open video Beaches and bathing

Beaches and bathing

Beach-capacity monitoring will be maintained during the 2021 bathing season, as will Covid-19 prevention measures, which must be respected, including safety distancing and crowd avoidance in particular. The “Smoke-free beaches” pilot test is also being implemented at four 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!

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!

Climate shelters

This summer, Barcelona has over 160 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!

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

Do it for you, do it for everyone

Barcelona, ​​take care


Living communally in Barcelona


Barcelona Never Stops



In summer, Respect!


LGBTI museums


Sustainable food


Be surprised!

Check out everything going on



All the map information on the city


El Born CCM

Past, present and future


Experience science

A summer packed with activities



Art and history


Visit the Picasso Museum

Enjoy art


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