Enjoy the summer in Barcelona: Plans, parties and festivals

The summer heat arrives in Barcelona and with it, an endless list of activities to make the most of the city. From its famous beaches to the vibrant parties and festivals that are a highlight of the Catalan capital, Barcelona has a perfect plan for every traveller. In this blog we are going to show you some of the activities that you must do during your trip to Barcelona.

Cinema under the stars

On summer nights in Barcelona, it has become a tradition to watch films in the open air at Montjuïc Castle. Enjoying the panoramic views of the city while watching a classic film with your family or friends is a plan not to be missed if you visit Barcelona.

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Escape to a water park near Barcelona

If you come with children, what better plan than spending the day at a water park near Barcelona?

A dip in the summer season and its high temperatures never hurts. Near Barcelona, you can find a variety of easily accessible water parks where you can enjoy a fun summer day out, such as Marineland or Isla Fantasía. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of slides and pools of all types and for all ages.

But if you’re into other types of plans and you’re not much of a wet person, 30 minutes from the centre of Barcelona, you’ll also find the Parque de Atracciones Tibidabo, an emblematic and well-known place in the city for the whole family, with all kinds of attractions where you can enjoy a different kind of day while you enjoy the Tibidabo viewpoint with the best views of Barcelona.

Visit the museums of Barcelona

Enjoy the city’s best museums and discover Barcelona’s fascinating culture. Thanks to the wide variety of museums the city has to offer, you can learn and enrich yourself with the history and traditions of Barcelona. These are some of the museums you can visit during your stay in Barcelona:

  • Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC): Housed in the majestic Palau Nacional de Montjuïc, the MNAC houses an impressive collection of Catalan art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
  • Picasso Museum: Dedicated to the legendary Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, this museum is a must for art lovers. Located in the picturesque Born district.
  • Fundació Joan Miró: Located on the hill of Montjuïc, the Fundació Joan Miró is a tribute to the famous Catalan surrealist artist.
  • Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA): For those interested in exploring Barcelona’s history, the MUHBA is the ideal place. This museum offers a fascinating look at the evolution of the city from its Roman foundation to modern Barcelona.
  • Moco Museo: This museum, known worldwide for its creative and interactive approach, is temporarily located in the heart of the city of Barcelona near the Born district.

Afternoons at Beach Clubs on Barcelona’s beaches

If you’re a party person, Barcelona is the perfect place to enjoy the best ‘tardeos’ in its vibrant beach clubs.

Early parties, colloquially known as ‘tardeos’, are a social and cultural trend that has become popular in Spanish cities. These are parties that take place in the afternoon and last into the evening.

Soak up the relaxed and festive atmosphere while enjoying live music of all kinds, from chill-out to electronic, with your feet in the sand and the sun caressing your skin.

Barcelona offers a wide variety of beach clubs that guarantee an unforgettable experience. From the iconic Pacha Barcelona Beach Club to the luxurious Opium Beach Club, there are options for all tastes and styles. Dance by the pool, sip delicious cocktails and let yourself be carried away by the rhythm of the music while you enjoy the best beach atmosphere in the city of Barcelona.

Shopping in Barcelona

Barcelona is the perfect destination for fashion lovers, with a mix of local shops, designer boutiques and major international brands. From the most emblematic streets to the most bohemian neighbourhoods, Barcelona offers endless options for all styles and budgets.

Strolling through the most famous streets of Barcelona is to immerse yourself in a paradise for fashion lovers. From the iconic Passeig de Gràcia, with its luxury boutiques and international designer shops, to the charming streets of the Gothic Quarter, home to vintage fashion and concept stores, every corner of the city offers a unique shopping experience. Don’t miss it!

The best beaches around Barcelona

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax on the beach? You don’t have to go far! Just 30 minutes from Barcelona, you’ll find some of the most charming beaches on the coast. Get your towel and sunscreen ready, because an unforgettable day of sun and sea awaits you!

The Costa Brava is a coastal paradise north of Barcelona, known for its crystal clear waters and picturesque fishing villages. In this beautiful coastal area you can explore beaches such as Calella de Palafrugell, Tossa de Mar or Lloret de Mar, each with its own unique charm. From hidden coves to long golden sandy beaches, the Costa Brava has something for everyone.

If you prefer a more cosmopolitan atmosphere, don’t miss Sitges, a charming seaside town just 30 minutes southwest of Barcelona. Known for its blue flag beaches and vibrant nightlife, Sitges is the perfect place to enjoy sun and fun. Stroll along its picturesque promenade, relax on the beach of San Sebastian or practice water sports in its calm waters.

After a day full of fun and excitement, what better way to relax than in the comfort of Hotel Grums? At our hotel & spa, located in the heart of Barcelona, we offer elegant and cosy rooms, a relaxing spa and an exceptional restaurant service that will make you feel at home. Plus, with our privileged location, you’ll be close to all the city’s main attractions, so don’t miss the chance to make Hotel Grums your home in Barcelona this summer!

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