Summer in Barcelona

Summer in Barcelona

Summer attractions: Top things to do in Barcelona

Thinking of travelling to Spain this summer? Once you have booked your cheap flights to Barcelona, create a must-see checklist and make the most of your trip!

  • Barcelona is a Mediterranean destination that combines amazing weather, beautiful beaches and awesome food. During summer, the weather gets hotter and the terraces sunnier. Barcelona’s beach bars serve juicy cocktails and mouthwatering seafood along the shore and people enjoy the sun and the sea on the city’s beaches. If you want to enjoy a summer’s day out on the beach, head to Platjia de Barceloneta or Platja de la Nova Icaria. If you love action, Mar Bella Beach boasts water sports, sailing and other activities, plus there is an area for nudists. Its neighboring beach, Nova Mar Bella beach is one of the most peaceful in Barcelona.
  • Barcelona Parc de la CiutadellaNature lovers will have the chance to discover Barcelona’s beautiful parks like Parc de la Ciutadella. Take a stroll down the green paths, visit the city zoo, see the waterfall and enjoy a wonderful boat ride on the park’s Lake. Another must-see during your trip to Barcelona, is Park Güell. Gaudi’s surreal park is a colorful playground where you can observe the architect’s style, take in the breathtaking view or have a picnic with your friends and family. Remember to take pictures of the sinuous tiled bench and the dragon fountain!
  • If you have booked your flight to Barcelona in the period between June and August, you will be able to attend the city’s famous festivals! Some great summer festival that you will have the chance to experience are: The electronic and advanced music festival Sonar (15th-17th June), the music festival Jardins Pedralbes (11th June - 16th July), the L'ou com Balla tradition (15th - 18th June), the Sant Joan festival Nit de Sant Joan (23rd June), the multi-genre music festival Cruïlla Barcelona (7th-9th July) and Barcelona’s Festa de Gracia Street Festival (15th – 21st August).
  • Barcelona Park GuellBarcelona is also famous for its nightlife. Party until the early hours at Vila Olimpica. The Olympic Village was created for the 1992 Olympic Games and has the coolest bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Barcelona. For a relaxed evening, head to the city’s terrace bars or dance at the beach bars chiringuitos.
  • During your trip to Barcelona, don’t miss a long walk along La Rambla, a Barcelona boat tour, a tapas at the Boqueria market, a night at the Magic Fountain in Montjuic Hill, a paella in a seaside restaurant, an ice cream from an ice cream parlor. If you have time for a day trip, the town of Sitges and the region of Maresme, are perfect for a day away from Barcelona!