Category Archives: Activities – Summer

Summer activities in Barcelona – goings-on and recommended activities in Barcelona in the summertime including the beach

Summer Jazz in Barcelona – Keith Jarret & Wynton Marsalis

ShareThe Festival Grec this summer offers jazz lovers concerts from some huge names in the world of jazz – none other than Keith Jarret (23rd of July) and Wynton Marsalis (14th of July). Keith Jarret came to fame in the … Continue reading

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The new roof terrace to enjoy in Barcelona this summer

ShareThe roof terrace is an especially Barcelones phenomena, the best terraces being only known to those from the city. Some are very small, some cover an entire roof, and many offer a superb viewpoint over the city, the harbour, and … Continue reading

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Summer of Cinema in Barcelona

ShareCinema fans in Barcelona are in for a treat this summer when Spain’s Verdi cinemas will be showing a season of classics, digitally remastered materpieces from the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Sergio Leone, Charles Chaplin, Ernst Lubitch, Roman Polanski … Continue reading

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Dancing eggs in Barcelona – L’Ou com balla

ShareL’ou com balla (the dancing egg) is a Barcelones tradition performed on the eve of Corpus Christi, a Catholic celebration held sixty days after Easter Sunday whose origins lie in a 13th century miracle. From here it is not clear … Continue reading

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An end to bullfighting in Barcelona

Share In July 2010 Catalonia’s parliament voted to ban bullfighting from 2012 onwards. This 2011 season, which runs until September, is the last time you will be able to watch a bullfight in Barcelona in the cities bullring, the ‘Monumental’. … Continue reading

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Joan Miró in London and Barcelona

ShareOn the 14th of April the Tate Gallery in London opens a major retrospective of the work of Catalan surrealist painter Joan Miró. More than 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints spanning across the six decades of his prolific career … Continue reading

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Rooftop bars and cocktails in Barcelona

ShareBarcelona offers many rooftop bars and restaurants, the ideal place to spend a pleasant day enjoying the views whilst eating and drinking. Here we review some of the best. Visit Up is the terrace of the Hotel Pulitzer (Bergara, 8, next … Continue reading

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