The weekend is approaching and with that brings the many options a summer in Barcelona has to offer. From music to festivals, inside or outside, free or not, for all tastes and preferences.
There are so many different and interesting options to choose from and without a doubt, at least one will peak your interest.
The wait is over. Sonar 2019, one of the most important weekends of the Barcelona summer has finally arrived. Visitors from all over Spain, Europe and within the ocean side will be visiting to feel, move to the Sonar rhythms and enjoy one of the most known festivals in the world, during the day or at night.
This year, going Thursday through Saturday, the air will be filled with the sounds of hip hop, trap, experimental music, and electronic with artists from five continents.
If you want a good place to eat during the day that is near the Sonar celebration, we recommend Xemei, categorized by many as one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.
Sonar de día: Fira Montjuïc, Avinguda Rius i Taulet, s/n, 08004 Barcelona
Hours: Thursdays from 13 to 24h / Fridays and Saturdays from 13 to 23h
Sonar at night: Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet, Av. Joan Carles I, (esquina Botánica), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Doors open at 21:00h
Summer Night en las Piscinas Picornell 2019: Wild West
Interested in a nighttime dip in a pool? You could do it at the Piscinas Bernat Picornell, from 9 until 1 in the morning for only 4 or 7 euros, depending on if you are a member or not. There will be food and music, an initiative that will surely have the same success as previous years.
Avinguda de l’Estadi 38, 30, 08038 Barcelona
Festa Major del Poble-sec 2019
After completing 150 years of life, the Poble-sec neighborhood celebrates the traditional Poble-sec celebration, that starts on Friday the 19th and will go on until July 28th.
Among the many days of celebrating, there will be music, dance and traditional gastronomy. Saturday’s highlighted events will be the inaugural Ball of the Fiesta Mayor with La Tropical, the 25th anniversary of the Sol Picó dance company and Poble-sec feminist activities with diverse acts in the plaza Navas during the day.
If you have more of a refined taste and you want to surprise your pallet, Plateselector recommends some places in this neighborhood to enjoy. Iakni, a true Lebanese restaurant that deserves our visit; La Piña Bar, an establishment that has popularized the consumption of bikinis and sandwiches that are most characteristic of the city; and the Atlantis Gastrobar, which revolutioizes the concept of tapas in Barcelona.
On a nice summer night, a movie in the fresh air of Barcelona is the perfect way to end the night. In an excellent location, behind the Museo del Diseño de Barcelona en los Jardines de Elisava, a screen that illuminates the best previews of the year like Voyage Voyage, Comedia, Cortometrajes Eróticos o Terror. This plan can be accompanied by food and drink, you only need to arrive with time to get a good spot.
Carrer del Clot, 33 Local, 08018 Barcelona
Hours: From 20.00 until 23.00 hours
Vespres d’estiu al Castell de Montjuïc
Anyone who comes near the Montjuïc Castle on Sundays in July, from 19:00 to 22:00 hours, will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of good music with views of the sea in a nice environment.
According to the schedule, you will be able to listen to jazz, bossanova, dixieland, soul and pop. On Sunday the 21st, Black Wood, a duo with a repertoire of soul and jazz along with touches of rock and reggae, will perform. The following Sunday, Ellie&Paul, two musicians that share the love for Afroamerican music, jazz, blues, soul and R&B, will be performing. The castle offers free shuttles back to the city center between the hours of 22:00 and 23:00.
Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona