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10 secret places in Barcelona you didn't know about

10 secret places in Barcelona you didn't know about

Barcelona has many magical hidden corners that don’t appear in tourist guides. It’s an ideal city for explorers and adventurers. Join us on this trip through Barcelona’s secret places.

These are places that go above and beyond Gaudí and all his building across the city. They are charming little corners, unknown by mass tourism and ready for a restless mind like yours to be discovered.

10 secret places in Barcelona

1.- Museum of Illusions. Located in the central Barcelona neighbourhood of Raval, it is the first museum of its kind to open in Europe outside of Russia. In this museum you can surprise yourself with optical illusions and visual games. The first museum in Europe of these characteristics. Pro tip: don’t forget to bring your camera!

2.- Tamarita Garden. At the headquarters of the Blanquerna Foundation of the Ramon Llull University, on Avinguda Tibidabo, there’s a wonderful garden to discover. A green area in Barcelona with excellent biodiversity: myrtle, henna, laurels, pittosporum, jacarandas, cypresses, lime trees, bamboos, etc. The Tamarita gardens are an example of a private garden adapted as a public space.

3.- Plaça Sant Felip Neri. In the Gothic quarter and a few meters from the cathedral you will find one of the most beautiful squares in Barcelona, and with a long, fascinating history. The holes in the walls remind us of the bombings that affected the city during the Spanish civil war.

4.- Air Raid Shelters. The civil war is one of the most momentous events that affected the city of Barcelona. A direct testimony of the bombings are the anti-aircraft shelters scattered throughout the city. At that time about 1400 were built in Barcelona alone. One of the best preserved is that of Plaça del Diamant, in the neighbourhood of Gràcia.

5.- The Kiss of Death sculpture (Poblenou Cemetery). A statue in Poblenou Cemetery wants to show us how death doesn’t have to be traumatic. On the contrary, it can be as sweet as a kiss.

6.- The cloister of the Monastery of Santa Ana. When in Plaça de Catalunya, one rarely thinks to enter this monastery. There are so many stimuli around and so much to offer tourists that this monastery goes unnoticed. Just a few meters from this square there is a monastery with a wonderful cloister.

7.- Clandestine bars and restaurants. In big cities like London or New York this concept is widespread. In Barcelona you will also find these places that are full of surprises. The Chi-ton is a restaurant located at number 300 on Carrer Provença and is accessed through a souvenir shop.

8.- Statue of Liberty (Arús Public Library). If you want to see in Barcelona one of the many replicas of the Statue of Liberty scattered around the world, you have to access the Arús Public Library, at number 26 of Passeig de Sant Joan.

9.- L’Antic Teatre. In the Born district there is a restaurant in an old open-air theatre. It stands out for its large interior terrace and the majestic tree in its centre. The bar is the main source of funding for the Social and Cultural Centre, as well as a meeting place for artists and one of the most charming places in the city.

10.- Barça emblem in Santa María del Mar. This famous church in Barcelona boasts great beauty that is easily comparable to the Cathedral or the Sagrada Familia. In addition to all its architectural charm, it reveals a curious detail in one of its windows: the Barça emblem. A unique element that is a must-see for fans of this football club.

If you wish to discover the secret places in Barcelona, we recommend that you spend at least one night at the Pere Tarrés hostel in Barcelona, very close to the most unknown corners of the city.

The Sitges Film Festival 2019 is nearly here

The Sitges Film Festival 2019 is nearly here

Fantasy and horror movie fans have a must-see event each year: the Sitges Film Festival, an event that brings together the news of a booming genre in our country. This year, the festival will be held from 3 to 13 October in Sitges.

The best news from the Sitges Film Festival 2019

The Sitges festival will offer many premiere films to fans of the fantasy and horror genre. Films from emerging and established film-makers with great stories to tell, bringing high doses of quality to cinema screens.

Out of competition, attendees will be able to enjoy the following feature films: “The Lighthouse”, the latest offer from director Robert Eggers, famous for The Witch; “Lux Aeterna”, by Gaspar Noé, whose “Climax” picked up the Best Film award in Sitges 2018; and Netflix's production "El Camino: a Breaking Bad movie", written and directed by the creator of the series Vince Gilligan.

The festival competition will offer, as per every year, many surprises by known film-makers such as Japanese director Tatsuyuki Nagai, a member of the team of "The Hymn of the Heart", screening "Her Blue Sky"; "Corporate Animals", by Creep director Patrick Brice; or “After Midnight”, by Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella, among others.

Jaime Lannister, from Game of Thrones, will visit the Festival

The actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who embodied the character Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones, will introduce the world premiere of "Suicide Tourist", the new film by director Jonas Alexander Arnby, known for "When The Beast Wakes Up."

Attendees will have an excellent opportunity to meet in person one of the great stars of Hollywood and one of the protagonists of one of the most television successful in recent times.

The Sitges Festival is a cult event, uniting genre experts at national and international level, but it doesn’t just focus its attention on contemporary film. It also pays homage the older glories such as Charles Band, who this year will receive special recognition.

Charles Band will receive the Time Machine award and a retrospective

The horror film producer and director Charles Band, who stood out for being one of the most exuberant producers of Series B Hollywood in the 80s and 90s, will be recognised with a Time Machine award for his professional career.

Band has a hundred horror, science fiction, fantasy and comedy films to his name. In the Brigadoon section some of the most outstanding titles of his filmography will be screened, both as producer and director: Creepozoids (1987), Demonic Toys (1992), Head Of The Family (1989) and The Creeps (Deformed Monsters) (1997).

All these features and much more are worth a visit, and all the information can be found on the official website of the Sitges festival. So, if you are fond of fantasy and horror movies, don’t miss this opportunity!

If you wish to attend the festival and save money, we recommend you stay at the Pere Tarrés Barcelona hostel. It is located next to Sants station, where you can catch a train to Sitges every day. Every ten minutes an R2 line train passes, with a stop in the city. It couldn’t be easier!

The Sitges Festival is one of the key events of the year that cinema lovers simply cannot miss.

Where to do axe throwing in Barcelona

Where to do axe throwing in Barcelona

The popularity of action series such as Game of Thrones or Vikings has popularised axe throwing in Barcelona. A sport that’s comes directly from the United States and Canada and is here to stay. Barcelona boasts a very special place to practice it, Barcelona Axe Throwing.

What is axe throwing?

This discipline is a game of precision and concentration that unites archery and darts. The essential elements to play this game are an axe, which can be of different forms (for example, a tomahawk), and a target. The goal is to drive the axe into the highest score of the target. As in archery and darts, the highest points are located in the centre.

It is practiced in a venue that complies with the necessary security and protection conditions and before each session participants receive a tutorial to learn the most appropriate security measures, ensuring the experience is completely safe.

Today, axe throwing can be practiced in many countries, including Spain, but it has not been so throughout history, since it originated in a very specific geographical region.

The origins of axe throwing

This sport has its origins in the pastimes of lumberjacks from the United States and Canada.

It was also a very popular sport among the first American settlers. They organised tournaments in the city where they came to market to distract themselves during their free time.

In our time this tradition has become popular in both countries and has passed from a way to kill time for lumberjacks to a legitimate sport with strong roots among the population. In Canada, 100,000 fans practice it and in the United States it has thousands of practitioners and different tournaments promoted by an association that organises a world league.

Thanks to the success of the sport in these two countries, a few years ago it started making its way to Europe and has begun to be practiced in the north.

It has recently arrived in Spain with different locations in the most important cities. In Barcelona you can practice it at Barcelona Axe Throwing.

Barcelona Axe Throwing, the only place to practice axe throwing in Barcelona

Very close to the main tourist points of the city, in the heart of Barcelona, a few meters from Plaça Catalunya, Les Rambles and the port, you’ll find the ideal place to have a great time with your friends.

In this leisure centre you can play with colleagues and have a blast with one of the trendiest sports in the world. Whether you’re a small group of friends or a larger group (up to 45 people), you can count on living an unforgettable experience.

In addition, you can train and compete in these facilities, as the centre is associated with the World Axe Throwing League.

This league was founded in the United States to promote sports practice and urban axe throwing competition worldwide.

And to rest after an exhausting day, you’ll find the Barcelona Pere Tarrés hostel, next to Plaça del Centre and Sants Estació metro stop, on Line 3 (green).

Do you want to master the technique of axe throwing like Khal Drogo or Diane Lockhart? Live new sensations in Barcelona with this awesome game imported from the United States and Canada!

10 works by Gaudí in Barcelona that you cannot miss

10 works by Gaudí in Barcelona that you cannot miss

Antoni Gaudí is one of the most important Spanish artistic figures in its history, becoming the greatest exponent of Catalan modernism. The great creative and imaginative capacity of Gaudí allowed him to create impressive works directly in his head and from there transport them later to scale models, and sometimes giving directions on the fly and modifying his projects as the inspiration arose. A truly unique mind.

From the Blog of the Pere Tarrés Foundation, today we will talk about some of the best works of Gaudí in Barcelona.

The best works by Gaudí in Barcelona

The history of Gaudí is closely linked to the modern history of Barcelona, where he lived and died. In addition, he was a very prolific artist, so he left behind numerous works of art with the personal brand of Gaudí in Barcelona. Let's see some of the most important one:

1 – The Sagrada Familia

Undoubtedly, the most famous and important work of Antoni was the chapel of La Sagrada Familia, right in the centre of the city. The unfinished cathedral is still under construction to this day, although it is absolutely impressive. A colossal construction that will leave you speechless. You cannot visit Barcelona without visiting it.

2 – Park Güell

Another of his most famous works is Park Güell, which was commissioned by the Catalan businessman Eusebi Güell and is another of the obligatory visits of Gaudí's works in Barcelona. In Park Güell you can walk through dreamy gardens and visit some interesting and famous works such as the salamander and the gardener's house.

3 – Güell Palace

Taking a walk through the nautical area you can enter through the Rambla towards Nou Street, where you will find the impressive Güell Palace, the first great work of the architect. As well as its impressive facade, you can see how Gaudí was fascinated by oriental art.

4 – Gaudí’s Crypt

Located in Santa Coloma de Cervelló is another of Gaudí's works in Barcelona financed by Eusebi Güell, the Crypt of Colonia Güell. In this case, the work was built in a later period and the architect was more inspired by the forms of nature.

5 – Casa Milà

Another of the most famous works of Gaudí's naturist period is the Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera. Located on Passeig de Gràcia, it has a very beautiful façade that illuminates the walk during the Barcelona nights.

6 - Casa Batlló

Passeig de Gràcia is one of those points that accumulates several works by Gaudí in Barcelona. In addition to La Pedrera, you can also find the famous Casa Batlló. Another of his organic works belonging to the naturist stage of the artists, it presents a hypnotic façade and shares space with other important architectural works in the "Manzana de la Discordia".

7 – Streetlights of the Plaça Reial and Pla de Palau

If you want to learn more about the humble origin of the architect from Barcelona, you should direct your steps to Plaça Reial and/or to the Pla de Palau since you will find two of his first works: the streetlights. Both have an elegant and colourful design of even arms. In particular, the streetlight of the Plaça Reial presents at its highest point the winged helmet of Mercury (the Roman god) next to a coiled snake.

8 – Bellesguard Tower

One of the most peculiar works of Gaudí in Barcelona is the Bellesguard Tower, also known as Casa Figueres. Located in the mountains of Collserola, it boasts an impressive neo-Gothic style, very popular at the end of the 19th century.

9 – Casa Vicens

The first serious and important project that Gaudí received was the construction of the Casa Vicens on Passeig de Gràcia, belonging to the Orientalist style. Like other works of the architect, you can marvel at an impressive oriental façade.

10 – Fountain of Hercules and Pergola

Located in the Royal Palace of Pedralbes, the former residence in Barcelona for the Royal Family, there is a curious work: The Fountain of Hercules. Very inspired by oriental art, you can see how it is made up of colourful tiles.

The most important museums of Barcelona

The most important museums of Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most important cities both in terms of tourism and culture in Europe. And, because we know that when visiting a city like Barcelona for the first time or coming back for more, not everyone looks for the classic combination of sun and beach, we have prepared a selection of some of the most interesting museums in Barcelona.

Art: the great passion of the Ciudad Condal

Some of the best and most important art museums can be found in Barcelona. Below we present a few that you cannot miss:

National Art Museum of Catalonia

This is one of the most important art museums in the world, and of course one of those museums in Barcelona that it would be a crime not to visit. Originally built for the International Fair of 1929, it is spread out over more than 32,000 square meters where you can lose yourself among thousands of works. These comprise a broad historical period, ranging from the Romanesque period to the present. The collection of Romanesque art stands out, considered the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world. You will find this wonder located on Montjuïc, where you can also enjoy stunning views of the city.

Picasso Museum

This is another of the most popular museums in Barcelona in terms of visits per year. So much so that we recommend getting tickets in advance to avoid long queues. The Picasso Museum was built in 1963 as a gift from Picasso himself to his beloved Barcelona (since the artist was very attached to the city).

In the museum you can find more than 3,500 works by the artist, especially from his early age. In this way, the Picasso Museum represents a golden opportunity to understand Picasso's training and artistic growth.

European Museum of Modern Art

And if you are a lover of modern art, you cannot miss the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM). In it you will find a wide collection with more than 230 works, belonging to more than 200 different artists.

This museum has several peculiarities and curiosities. In the first place, none of the exhibited artists has died, since the museum exhibits only 20th and 21st century works. In addition, it does not present an abstract style in which the form moves away from the idea, but instead tends to present more realistic works.

Science and history: the cultural Barcelona

Following the theme of cultural visit, you will also find museums with content of all kinds. Some of the most interesting are below:

Blue Museum

The Blue Museum is one of the museums in Barcelona that deals with the natural sciences. It is a very interesting experience for the little ones, since its content is very focused on being entertaining, but educational, and with many curiosities. It is one of the headquarters of the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona, where you will find more than 4,500 pieces about planet Earth, although there are also pieces about the Big Bang. Without a doubt it is one of the best opportunities to learn about the history of our planet with your family.

Egyptian Museum of Barcelona

Who doesn’t enjoy the mysteries of ancient Egypt and the pyramids? Well, if you are a lover of Egyptology you cannot miss a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona. In it you will find more than 1,000 pieces about the life and culture of ancient Egypt. From how they lived day to day to the figure of Pharaoh, mummification, religion and the polytheistic pantheon worship of Egyptian gods. In addition, it is located near the Paseo de Gràcia, so you can take advantage of the visit to take a walk along the famous promenade and visit some of the most important architectural works of the city or go shopping.

But you can also visit other curious and fun museums in Barcelona

In addition, Barcelona not only has museums of great cultural importance such as those already mentioned, but also such striking museums as the ones below:

Chocolate Museum

The great passion of almost every human being, chocolate, also deserves its own museum, which you can find and visit as part of the route of the museums of Barcelona. In it you will find everything you expect from a chocolate museum. Chocolate works of art! But also a tour about the history of chocolate making and, in addition, the tickets are edible chocolate.

Wax Museum

And finally, the classic wax museum could not be missing. With more than 200 wax sculptures imitating all kinds of celebrities and VIPs. In addition, some rooms have been decorated to represent elaborate original diagrams, such as the vault of a bank (since the building was originally a bank).

La Pedrera: jazz nights on the roof

La Pedrera: jazz nights on the roof

Summer has begun in Barcelona and many are already starting to make plans to enjoy it to the most, both those who already reside in the city and those who visit our hostel in Barcelona. For lovers of live music and for anyone who wants to enjoy an original experience in a unique environment.

La Pedrera Jazz brings us the best of the current jazz scene, a musical style full of class, of ease and melody, perfect to enjoy in an outdoor terrace. And even better if it is located in such an emblematic environment as the Casa Milà rooftop. From the blog of the Pere Tarrés Foundation, we want to introduce you to the new La Pedrera Jazz 2019 festival, but first let’s delve a bit into the history of this magical place in Barcelona.

A unique environment

Gaudí and other renowned architects of the time received all kinds of orders and projects to develop. Thus many of his fantastic works were born, commissioned by some of the wealthiest members of bourgeoisie of the time. Like Pere Milà and Roser Segimon for example – the fame that the Paseo de Gràcia was garnering reached their ears, and they decided to buy an area of almost 2,000 square meters to settle there and, in addition, an area of residences to rent. This is how Casa Milà was born, which, of course, was entrusted to Antoni Gaudí.

Its construction ended in 1912 after six years of various legal and bureaucratic complications, being put into operation and admitting its first tenants. With the death of Roser in 1964, Casa Milà – "La Pedrera" – was abandoned for a time until a profound restoration was made and it was opened to the public as a cultural centre in 1996, becoming a reference in the city for the large amount and variety of activities programmed there, as is the case of La Pedrera Jazz. It has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.

La Pedrera Jazz 2019 programme

The nights of music and rooftopping in the Pedrera Jazz (roof of the warriors) begin on 7 June and will continue every weekend (Friday and Saturday) until 14 September. Performances always start at 8.45pm. The programme includes of the best artists on the jazz scene and some of the greatest emerging talents.

In this year's programme, at first glance, jazz groups like Jorge Da Rocha Trio appear, presenting their latest release, Joan Codina Sextet, SuperSax Project or Eva Fernández Trio. The programme is a mixture of tradition and modernity, with very personal styles, but all with one thing in common: their exquisite taste and absolute passion for jazz.

In addition, the night begins with a small free tour to Espai Gaudí, a quick visual tour of the work of the great architect.

After this visit, it's time to sit down and relax on the roof terrace, enjoying a drink and the magic of Barcelona's nightlife, the surrounding architecture and, of course, the best jazz music at La Pedrera Roof Terrace. Each night costs 36 euros to live this magical experience. On La Pedrera's own website, you can buy tickets for La Pedrera Jazz 2019. Are you up for it?

The best beaches near Barcelona

The best beaches near Barcelona

Sun and beach attract thousands of tourists every year to the beaches near Barcelona. And we have some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. But with the summer heat it is undeniable that not only tourists will enjoy the fine golden sand and the pleasant Mediterranean Sea.

Surely, you've had time to visit the beaches closest to Barcelona, so in this case, we offer you some beaches along the Costa Dorada so you can check if you already knew them all or if we have revealed a new destination for you to have a splash.

A walk along the Costa Dorada and the Costa Brava

The reason why the beaches near Barcelona are famous is because of the combination of fine golden sand and pleasant, warm waters. These are some of the best:

The S'Alguer cove near Palamós

Sometimes you need to travel a little, to the Costa Brava in this case, to find respite from the stress of modern life. If this is your wish, at least for a day, then we recommend that you visit the S'Alguer cove near Barcelona. In it you will find a small, calm beach completely separate from the world. Without services and without people, it’s the ideal beach to unwind from it all.

Montjoi cove in Roses

Cala de Montjoi is another beach near Barcelona that you can visit if you want to get away from the city and enjoy the beach in the tranquillity of solitude. This is because the cove is located in the famous Cap de Creus national park, so you can expect many unspoilt spaces full of vegetation. 

La Fonda cove

Cala Fonda beach is well known by the name of Waikiki – here you will find a paradisiacal beach totally surrounded by vegetation and rocks. Because of this, it’s a very popular choice for practicing nudism. And perfect, of course, to relax and unwind.

Aiguablava cove in Begur

If you decide to go up to the Costa Brava, you cannot miss the Aiguablava beach. You will be surprised by the turquoise colour of its waters, so crystalline that you can see the fish easily. In addition, despite being a beautiful but small and hidden cove, it features a lifeguard and restaurant. Ideal to spend a whole day.

Gran Playa in Tossa de Mar

Here you won’t find solitude, since the Gran Playa is quite popular, but you’ll still enjoy the sun and the sea. What you’ll love about this beach is that it is a dreamy bay next to a great fortification almost a thousand years old. And since you’re visiting the beach, don’t miss out on the promontory and the fortress, as they are in good condition and impressive.

Other popular beaches near Barcelona

There are times when we feel like leaving the city and visiting a beach near Barcelona. A beach within short driving distance. If this is your case, then we have great news, because it doesn’t matter whether you head north or south. You will find such interesting options as the spectacular beaches of Sitges (which we recommend a couple of visits to) or the famous beach of Castelldefels, which is possibly one of the favourite destinations of Barcelona's residents during the summer.

If you are looking for accommodation for your visit to Barcelona, now you can find out everything the Youth Hostel of Fundació Pere Tarrés offers in a perfect location to get to know all these fantastic beaches.

7 hiking trails in Barcelona

7 hiking trails in Barcelona

Summer is here. The long afternoons of sun and good weather, the get-aways with friends and family and many activities on our mind. Suddenly we have a lot of free time and holidays and sometimes it's easy to get bored. But not so much in our beloved city of Barcelona, where there are all kinds of attractions, even for those who want to get to know the natural environment of the city on foot. Even while staying at our central Barcelona hostel, the most adventurous day trips can happen. That’s why we want to offer you one of the best possible activities: a hiking trail in Barcelona.

Well, actually, we'll offer you a few hiking trails that will grab your attention, so you can choose one or even several. And one of the great advantages of Barcelona is the amount of natural environments of great charm and beauty that we can find without having to go far.

Let’s start with the easiest

Outdoor sports are so varied: you can enjoy a hiking trail in Barcelona, for example, but you don’t need to look for complicated climbs or tortuous paths that last for days. These are some of the most comfortable and simple examples that you will find:

Sant Miquel de Fai

A simple and comfortable walk that will take us through caves, waterfalls and some exponents of the Catalan Gothic architecture of the 9th and 10th centuries. It is the site of the old monastery of Sant Miquel, located in the valley of the Rio Tenes. A picturesque and unique visit in which the medieval one is still preserved next to caves, like that of the Toscas.

The Tous Gorge

Another pleasant option is the hiking route that begins at the castle of Sant Martí de Tous and that takes us to see the hermitage of Mare de Déu de Sentfores. But far from finishing here, we can continue advancing until we reach the viewpoint of Sant Martí de Tous. We will then enjoy a walk through the forest and finally a canyon with a waterfall of 25 meters. A beautiful, smooth circular route that lasts just over 2 hours and starts and ends in the town itself.

Taradell Castle

A simple and fast hiking route in Barcelona. In this case you must reach the town of Taradell, from where you can take the road to the top of the 800 meter hill where the castle of Taradell sits. Lush green forests crowned by the views that you will enjoy from the top, next to the small castle. A panoramic view of the region, impressive and quiet, since the route is little known.

A little bit more action

And if you're an adventurer who enjoys long walks, take a look at these options:

The ascent to La Mola

Even if a sign at the exit of the town indicates that you will reach the top after walking 3 km, we don’t want to fool you. It’s a classic climb, one that takes your breath away. And not only for the spectacular views, or for being on the same path used by the monks to climb the monastery. Once at the top you can enjoy a traditional restaurant, very curious since cars cannot reach the top.

Figaró at the Turó de Tagamanent

On this Barcelona hiking trail, the trail starts near the Figaró-Montmany station. Another good example of a long ascending walk, in which it is advisable to take breaks and walk slowly, since the road stretches about 17 km of ascent and descent. Of course you will enjoy unparalleled views on your trip to the top of Turó del Tagamanent.

Hiking trails in Barcelona: cool off in summer!

And since it's summer, who doesn’t like to have a good dip while you spend the day in nature? Then you can choose your hiking route in Barcelona in which to take pools and rivers to escape the heat.

The 7 Gorges

It’s one of the most beautiful and picturesque routes in Spain. Normally it would take less than 3 hours to complete it, but you will find so many magical places to bathe and enjoy nature that you will surely spend the whole day. The path of the 7 waterfalls is one of the most spectacular visits, but unfortunately, it is also one of the best known. So it's hard to enjoy it in solitude – but even so, it's worth visiting.

Font de les Dous

You only have to get to Torrelles de Foix to be able to walk next to the Riera des Pontons. The perfect location to camp a few days at the campsite in the area. A beautiful place to relax and enjoy the water, as the surrounding area is very well kept.

What to do this summer in Barcelona

What to do this summer in Barcelona

Do you have your plans ready to spend this new summer in Barcelona? Have you already found a hostel in the city from where you can enjoy all its charm? Perhaps, on the contrary, you have not had time to plan it yet. Or maybe you come to visit during the hottest months of the year. In any case, we wanted to prepare a few ideas that could help you organize a few days of rest and leisure.

Dreamy nights in summer

Summer nights in Barcelona can be especially magical. The combination of perfect temperature and the sea breeze, coupled with the nightlife of the city creates a unique atmosphere. Taking advantage of this, you may want to enjoy a night visit to La Pedrera with the "La Pedrera Night Experience" tour, in which you can enjoy in a unique way the different spaces of La Pedrera such as the patios of Passeig de Gràcia and Provença, the Espai Gaudí (in the attic) and the Roof. Finishing with a magical audiovisual exhibition on the roof of one of the most famous buildings in the city.

Another proposal, free in this case, is a visit to the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, where every evening you can enjoy beautiful light and colour shows with elaborate choreography. The summertime is from 21.30-22.30 and, in addition, you can enjoy special shows on 21.22 and 23 September.

Summer festivals in Barcelona

Another of the summer attractions in Barcelona are the music festivals that take place in the city during the hottest months. You can find world-class festivals such as Sónar 2019, which takes place between July 18 and 20 with a strong tradition of electronic music.

Another very interesting option is the famous "Jardins de Pedralbes" festival, held between June 5 and July 15. Offering a combination of gardens, food, drink and the visit of excellent national and international artists such as Izal or Diego el Cigala.

A cultural visit?

And without forgetting the lovers of cinema, theatre, art and culture in general; we want to mention the impressive Grec Festival of Barcelona. Celebrated, like every year, at the Teatre Grec del Montjuïc, it offers, in this 43rd edition, a wide variety of activities to attend. The so-called "most international festival in Barcelona" allows us to participate in 29 theatre activities, 15 hybrid stage acts, 28 music shows, 15 dance events, 5 circus activities and 2 cinema projections. In addition to presenting activities aimed at young people and others prepared for the whole family. It even prepares parallel activities throughout the city.

You can enjoy a total of 94 shows and 436 functions distributed between June 26 and July 31.