While the intense summer heat has already arrived in Madrid or Andalusia in June, the climate in Barcelona is still very pleasant and makes the Catalan capital a perfect destination for an active and exciting trip. Be aware that Barcelona has more to offer than just amazing sights that can be visited – discover the city’s great and various events, too, to make your Barcelona experience complete. Here come our chosen Top 4 Events in June:
Feast of Sant Joan: The Catalan people pay very special attention to the Summer Solstice – the shortest night of the year. From June 23rd to 24th Catalonia celebrates the beginning of summer with a public holiday to transform Barcelona and its surrounding into one vibrant, magical area. The idea is to honor the sun’s reach of its highest point in the night of Sant Joan, which is celebrated every year with a great and impressive firework. At Sant Joan locals and visitors benefit from the busy and electric atmosphere throughout the whole city, watch small performances and happenings in the streets or have a picnic outside. In the evening of the 23rd it can be recommended to head to the beach, where you can join people in a good spirit enjoying live street music.
Pride Barcelona: For its already sixth time now Barcelona gets ready to hold this colorful event. Pride Barcelona is just around the corner again – a great festival hosted by the LGTB community. From June 27th to 29th people can enjoy a various programm including parades, performances, workshops, music, competitions, debates, parties etc. It is quiet safe to say that there won’t be any bored person to be found since the options of participation are more than wide. Pride Barcelona is considered the most important LGTB pride festival in Spain and of course stands for fun and amusement but also campaigns for human rights and equality. For more information, locations and Co. please visit the official Website.
Sonar Festival: Watch out, music lovers, we’ve got something to please you ears! It’s an institution, it’s a legend, it’s entertainment to the fullest: it’s the Sonar Music Festival Barcelona! The international music festival dedicated to electronic sounds was founded in 1994 and has spread the world more than successfully ever since. From June 12th to 14th the beat-machine will again take place in the Catalan capital to pleasure fans from all over Europe. On this three-day-event visitors can listen to upcoming and leading artists performing live on stage, exhibit digital installations and get lost in the creative and inspiring festival atmosphere. The line-up is, as usual, pretty impressive and features big names like Lykke Li, Massive Attack, Boys Noize, Robyn and many more. Get your tickets directly online and look forward!
MotoGP 2014: Finally we can also recommend an event for all the sport and speed fanatics out there 🙂 This year, the Montmelo racetrack hosts the MotoGP World Championship, which is one of the most important races in the international MotoGP scene. From June 13th to 15th high-tech and super-fast motorcycles will populate the famous Circuit de Catalunya – which also hosts the Formula 1 – to complete rapid laps reaching speeds of over 300 kmh! Over 100.000 spectators are expected to breath in the unique atmosphere of lead in the air and roaring motors. Don’t hesitate and safe yourself some tickets.
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