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Sala Montjuic provides the perfect retreat for a tranquil and relaxing summer evening in Barcelona. This open air cinema at the top of Montjuïc hill displays a selection of world-class films as well as an array of other entertainment, drawing people up from the city lights below.
For quality, authentic Flamenco shows, no need to head south. El Tablao de Carmen in Barcelona is the best show around and is the top choice for anyone looking for the real thing.
Back for its sixth year in Barcelona, the Cruilla Festival 2013 promises as varied a line-up as ever. Held down by the seaside at Diagonal Mar, the 2-day event takes place at the start of July – the perfect way to get into the groove for summer.
Throughout July, Barcelona hosts the much anticipated Grec Festival. It’s a summer stalwart that features a jam-packed programme of concerts, theatrical shows, dancing and the odd bit of circus tomfoolery. Even better, most events take place in the unique atmosphere of a secluded amphitheatre cut into a Montjuïc cliff.
Last year over 80,000 people enjoyed this festival and it is increasingly seen as the highlight of Barcelona’s crammed cultural agenda. Stylish, fun and effortlessly modern, Sónar is now seen as one of the best festivals of its kind.
On 23 June Barcelona gives a fiery welcome to the official start of summer – the festival of Sant Joan. The beach comes alive with bonfires, fireworks and people dancing till the wee small hours. Read on to find out how to join in the celebrations.