May 26 2015

June in Barcelona – Sun, Sea and Fireworks!

 

This June in Barcelona is packed full of great things to do and as summer begins each day it gets more and more busy and lively! Read on to find out some of our recomendations for things to do in June!

 

Sónar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 by Ricard Robles, Enric Palau, and Sergi Caballero. The festival has been divided into two parts since its inception: Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night.

During its 20-year history, Sónar has transformed the atmosphere of the city every June, as well as making Barcelona the continent's epicentre of electronic music and being one of its main touristic attractions for people of all ages. 

 

This year has a rgeat line-up including The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Duran Duran and Die Antwoord as well as many many more. For tickets to Sonar click this link

 

Guided Tapas Tours

Are you interested in discovery authentic and delicious food made fresh in Barcelona? If so then you should definetely go on a guided Tapas walking tour. The tours are in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, French, Japanese or Russian. The tours take you to places where locals eat and buy their food, and avoid overcrowded tourist haunts avoid overcrowded tourist haunts like the Ramblas and similar places. The guides are all very knowledgable and passionate about their jobs so as well as some great food you will also be able to learn about the areas which you are walking through. 

All tours have to be reserved and paid for in advance so if you would like to book the Tapas Walking Tour click here. Prices range from €39 for the Tapas Tour to €69 euros for the Gourmet tour. There is also a Chocolate and Cava Tour and an Olive Oil Tour.

 

 Segway Tours


This photo of Barcelona Segway Tour is courtesy of TripAdvisor

What better way to discover a large area of the city in a relatively short time than on a Segway! Segways are 2 wheeled vehicles which are extremely easy and safe to use but also great fun! They allow you to go much faster than you can walk so you can whizz around the city being led by a professional and very knowledgable tour guide. The tours can be requested in many different languages and there are different routes which last different amounts of time and even tours that include lunch, so there really is something to suit everyone!

For more information about prices and different Segway tours on offer click this link 

 

Festival of Sant Joan

Sant Joan is often described by Catalans as the 'Nit del Foc' – meaning the 'Night of Fire'. On this day and night you can certainly expect to find fire – lots of it!. From giant bonfires to extravagant firework displays this is a very spectacular day to witness. In the days leading up to the celebrations you will see temporary fireworks shops open up throughout the city, with queues down the street. It is also very common for friends and neighbours to organise private displays and parties - known as 'Reveltes'. 

The Feast of Sant Joan celebrates the start of the summer. It is the longest day of the year and what is known as the Summer Solstice in England. 

If you dont have connections in Barcelona and you are just here for a holiday then the best and most lively place to go and enjoy the festivities is Barceloneta beach. This starts getting busy early evening and is still filled with people until the early hours of the morning. Be especially careful here though as the huge number of people makes it a prime spot for pickpockets to operate.

 

If you are lucky enough to be coming to Barcelona this June and you are still looking for accomodation then look no further than Habitat Apartments. Here you will find a wide variety of luxury apartments that can suit all needs. Featured below is the Vista Apartment which is on the top floor and offers a brilliant view of the beach – perfect for watching the Sant Joan festivities!

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