wondering what you cannot miss in June? Let’s talk about it! The heat is here and only getting stronger, so get out of your rooms and get ready for a few ways to relax in the sun.
Before you can worry about any of the events going on, you have to think about a few things. Have you defined your budget? Without knowing what you can spend, you can’t know which events to go to! Have you chosen a neighborhood to live in or even an accommodation? If not, check out our tips for flat-hunting and consider a shared flat! Once you’ve done these, prepare your documents and suitcases, look into the area you’re staying, and get ready for an adventure!
Here’s our agenda for the month of June including bonfires and fireworks, music and dancing, food and drink.
Events and More
23 June – Festival Sant Joan: a celebration of the beginning of summer and the shortest night of the year, you literally won’t be able to miss this festival if you are in Barcelona. Often called the Night of Fire, on this night bonfires and fireworks will be lit around the city. If you don’t know where to go during the celebration, try the beach at Barceloneta! Celebrations here technically start at 9 pm, but you will want to be early to get a good spot.
5 June - 15 July – Festival Jardins Pedralbes: the 7th annual festival, this musical event is uniquely hosted in the Palau de Pedralbes gardens, creating an intimate connection to nature during this modern festival. It features big name artists from around the world, so visit their website for tickets or more information on who’s playing when.
7 June - 24 September – In the Name of the Father: a look into the lasting effects of Picasso on modern artists, this exhibit studies the works of contemporary artists, highlighting his influence on their work in order to celebrate and honor his legacy.
- Restaurante Carmen – This restaurant will provide you with a wide selection of classic Barcelona dishes to fit any taste you may be
- Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond: when Jim Carrey, the popular American actor, was asked to play Andy Kaufman, he decided to fully immerse himself into the character. This documentary shows behind-the-scenes footage of this period, when Jim fully became the character he was portraying, both inside and outside of the show. This is an interesting and one-of-a-kind look into the mind of an actor that you just can’t miss.
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: a terrifying classic published in 1932, this novel explores a supposed Utopia where people are created, not born. Their lives and choices are decided for them before they are even able to walk, their technology surpasses their emotional capacity. This world, one of imagination and terror, was written as a warning by Aldous Huxley, a warning that all should read.
- Iglesia de Colonia Güell: located in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, just 30 minutes far by the centre of Barcelona, you can find this beautiful church that can be considered the artistic lab of Gaudi, the place where the famous Catalan architect experimented some innovative solutions for the church-to-be Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
- If you have a free day or two, check out our Top 5 list of new adventures to take!
That’s all we have for the agenda this month; we hope you found at least one thing in here as interesting as we did! If you’re planning on moving here to experience some of the great things we have talked about, look into a shared flat in Barcelona. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to send us a message or leave a comment here.
See you soon,
Your helpBarcelona team