May 19 2016

Events in Barcelona June 2016

Summer has arrived and Barcelona is getting ready for some great events that it will host in June 2016. We listed the events that you just cannot miss when you are in this lovely city!

 

Primavera Sound Barcelona
1 June 2016 – 5 June 2016

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During the first days of June, Barcelona will be the host for Primavera Sound. For fifteen years now Primavera Sound has been offering successful music events and its festival Primavera Sound has been taken place in Barcelona since 2001.

Primavera Sound is considered internationally as a must-visit music event. Pixies, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, Portishead, Pet Shop Boys, Pavement, Echo & The Bunnymen, Lou Reed, My Bloody Valentine, El-P, Pulp, Patti Smith, James Blake, Tha National, Cat Power, Public Enemy, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, The White Stripes, LCD Soundsystem, The Cure, Bon Iver, La Buena Vida, Death Cab For Cutie, Iggy & The Stooges, De La Soul, Marianne Faithfull, Mazzy Star, Blur, Wu-Tang Clan, Phoenix, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Tame Impala, are just a few of the many artists who have played on the stages of the festival to this day.

Primavera Sound Festival is located in Parc del Forum. The festival location is easy accessible with public transport. If you want to experience a great music festival, with excellent artist and an amazing atmosphere, then you should definitely visit Primavera Sound in Barcelona! For tickets and more information, please visit their website.

 

Sónar Barcelona
16 June 2016 – 18 June 2016

    
  
   

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Sonar, (2016). Sonar. [image] Available at: https://sonar.es/es/2016/galerias/sonar-de-dia-2015-sabado-20-de-junio [Accessed 19 May 2016].

 

 

Mark these dates in your music agenda! Sónar, one of the most well-known electronic and advanced music festivals in the world will take over Barcelona for three days in June! The first Sónar took place in 1994 and since then its fame and recognition has grown rapidly, which gave the organizers the opportunity to run similar Sónar festivals in different cities all around the world. The edition in Barcelona is the first and best-known and takes place during the middle of June. The crowd of Sónar consists out of visitors from all over the world. For this event, there are day and night tickets available. It is also possible to purchase a ticket for all the three days and    nights.

If you haven´t decided yet to visit one of the best electronic music festivals in the world, we recommend you to take a look at their website!

 

Nit de Sant Joan – Saint John Festival

23 June 2016 – all evening until dawn

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Saint John´s Festival is Barcelona´s most festive, loudest and craziest fireworks night. The festival has many names: Nit de Sant Joan, La revetlla de Sant Joan in Catalan or Verbanas de Sant Joan in Spanish. All names refer to the same festival of Saint John the Bapist to celebrate the Spanish midsummers eve during the evening and night of 23rd of June every year. The day after ´Nit de Sant Joan´ is ´El día de Sant Joan´ – also known as Saint John´s day which is a public holiday in Barcelona and Spain.

There is no official program for Nit de Sant Joan. All Sant Joan events and fireworks are organized by the families, friends, local districts and civil centers of Barcelona. Everyone is Barcelona celebrates the evening with dinners, parties, fireworks and there are many bonfires in Barcelona, which attracts crowds of more than 100.000 people.

The metro is open all night and the beaches will close at 06:00 AM.

 

Piknic Electronik
Every Sunday from 28 June 2016 – 20 september 2016

Looking for something that both your family and friends can enjoy? Don´t look further as Barcelona has just the perfect event for you called ´Piknic Electronik´.

This extremely popular Sunday event in Barcelona is a get-together that combines something as traditional and outdoors as a Sunday afternoon picnic with something as cosmopolitan and urban as electronic music.

Besides the lovely atmosphere, catchy electronic beats, another reason to visit this event it because of its amazing location: Jardins Joan Brossa (Montjuïc Park). Buy your tickets here.

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If you are planning to come to Barcelona and are looking for somewhere to stay then check out Habitat Apartments where you will find a whole range of different apartments throughout the city. Featured below is the lovely Barcelona Augusta Attic Apartment which comfortably sleeps 6.

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May 19 2016

Events in Madrid June 2016

June is here and we have a list of the best events in the capital of Spain, Madrid!

 

MadrEAT: thé streetfood event of Madrid

18 June 2016 – 19 June 2016

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On every third weekend of the month, Madrid is hosts its street food market named ´MadrEAT´. In this original street food market on wheels, there are food offers for all kind of tastes.

If you want to enjoy a lovely meal in an original setting, then this event is a must-visit for you!

The event is located at next to Pabellón de Ondarreta; Inside “Recinto Ferial of Casa de Campo. (Calle Principal de Provincias, s/n, 28001, Madrid). The location is easy to reach by public transport. If you want more information about this lovely foodie-event, we recommend you to take a quick look at their website.
 

MULAFEST

23 June 2016 – 26 June 2016

Urban art, music, an island of more than 2000 m2 with different activities, an urban park and more… Combine all of these together and you will have MULAFEST. MULAFEST is Madrid´s Urban Trends Festivals and will be held from 23rd of June till 26th of June.

If you want to experience a festival with a touch of urban to it, do not look further then as MULAFEST is exactly the urban festival that you are looking for! To buy your tickets, you can visit their website here.

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MULAFEST, (2016). MULAFEST. [image] Available at: http://www.videology.es/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Mulafest.jpg [Accessed 19 May 2016].

 

Noches del Botanico

27 June 2016 – 29 July 2016

"Botanical Nights" is a new series of concerts for summers in the capital. A stable supply, for lovers of quality music in a unique atmosphere.

From 27 June to 29 July an exquisite selection of national and international artists will display their latest works and successes live at the Royal Botanic Garden Alfonso XIII, a privileged natural area in the heart of Madrid. 

It is a multifaceted festival where generations and styles (jazz, Brazilian music, Latin, flamenco, electronic, rock and pop) are mixed, making eclecticcism your cover letter (nochesdelbotanico.com, 2016).

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If you are planning to come to Madrid and are looking for somewhere to stay then check out Habitat Apartments where you will find a whole range of different apartments throughout the city. Featured below is the lovely Madrid Latina Nature which comfortably sleeps 4.

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Apr 29 2016

Highlight of events in Barcelona May 2016

With a new month come new events. We will tell you the most popular events that are going on in May in the city of Gaudí: Barcelona.

 

A rare view of Barcelona: visit the Mirador at CCCB
1 May, 2016 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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The CCCB is one of the most popular cultural institutions and opens its roof space for once one day each month, to give visitors the chance to experience the viewing point on the fifth floor. Through a glass façade, you can view Barcelona from a rare perspective, catching a glimpse of Barri Gótic, Ciutat Vella, Montjuïc, Tibidabo, the tower of Collseral and the sea.

Admission is free.

Picture by: http://www.cccb.org

 

Formula 1 Gran Premio de España 2015
8 May 2016 – 10 May 2016

One of the biggest weekends on the Barcelona sporting calendar, the Spanish F1 Grand Prix drives into town once more at the Barcelona-Catalunya Montmeló circuit, where it has been held since 1991. The main event is the Sunday race, but there are lead-up events, starting with a pit lane walkabout on Thursday 7th (for holders of a three-day or Sunday ticket), before the qualifying sessions on Friday and Saturday. If you go with your family, a kids' zone offers entertainment for 3- to 12-year-olds.

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Museum Night – La Nit Dels Museus
21 May, 2015 7:00 pm – 22 May, 2016 1:00 am

The idea of visiting a museum at night holds a strange allure – it will give visitors a different kind of experience. A visit that is more mysterious in any kind of way.

More than 80 museums and cultural centers are open in Barcelona on the evening of the 21st from 19:00-1:00, with free entry. Many cultural delights awaits the visitors, such as live music, theatre and dance performances, poetry, workshops, guided tours, gastronomy, storytelling and other interactive themed shows. The popular Eat Street festival sets up mobile kitchens that will satisfy those midnight cravings near Plaza de la Glòries.

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Apr 29 2016

What to do in Madrid in May 2016

Being in Madrid in May gives you the opportunity to enjoy the cities´ events with a lovely weather. We listed the must-visit events in the capital of Spain: Madrid.

DocumentaMadrid 2016
27 April 2016 – 8 May 2016

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Fans of the genre ´documentary film´ cannot miss the event that Cineteca (Matadero) hosts for the thirteenth edition of this prestigious international festival.

The Official Section brings a selection of the year´s great international productions which will be premiered in Spain. More information about this international event can be found on their website.
 

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Madrid Realists
till 22 May 2016

Art lovers who are visiting Madrid in May will love this event.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is home to an exhibition of around 75 works focusing on a historic group of artist by the realist movement, who lived and developed their artistic work in Madrid.

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Mar 24 2016

Since spring officially started last month. You can also expect the sun to be back in the Spanish Capital Madrid. We listed already the most important things to do for you, So you only have to enjoy your holiday.

Since spring oficially started last month. You can also expect the sun to be back in the Spanish Capital Madrid. We listed already the most important things to do for you, So you only have to enjoy your holiday. 

FC Barcelona 

Barcelona vs Real Madrid is the biggest game in european club football also known as El Classico and both teams meet each other every season atleast twice in the league and their are possible encounters in cup games as well. The first game between these famous rivals was played on 13th May  1902. The first game was won with 3-1 by Fc Barcelona.
We highly advice you to watch this game in a pub in Madrid to witness the rivalary between these spanish clubs. 

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Retiro

El Parque del Buen Retiro ( Shortened el Retiro) Is definitly the most famous parc of Madrid. The Buen Retiro Park is a large and popular 1.4 km2 (350 acres) park at the edge of the city center, very close to the Puerta de Alcalá and not far from the Prado Museum. A magnificent park, filled with beautiful sculpture and monuments, galleries, a peaceful lake and host to a variety of events, it is one of Madrid's premier attractions. The park is entirely surrounded by the present-day city.

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The parc has many different aspects to offer for the general ¨parc-lover¨. El Retiro gives the opportunity to rent a rowboat by hour to paddle along in the man made pond at the center of the park. 

 

If you are planning to come to Madrid and are looking for somewhere to stay then check out Habitat Apartments where you will find a whole range of different apartments throughout the city. Featured below is the lovely Madrid Latina Nature apartment which comfortably sleeps 4.

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