The last summer month is here and we bet you were wondering what you cannot miss in August in the beautiful Barcelona. Don’t worry, we have everything you need to know right here. Back with our monthly agenda, we present you with neighbourhood festivals and parties for all.
Before you can think about what you want to do this month, you need to think about your budget. Along with your budget, have you considered which neighbourhood you want to live in? Each neighborhood has different traditions and vibes, so you may want to check them all out before deciding. Once you know which neighborhood you want to live in, you need to find an accommodation. A shared flat may be the best option for you because they can help you save money and let you meet other new people to the city. These people could become some of your closest friends and they may want to go along with you on your journeys.
EVENTS AND MORE
8 - 18 August: Circuit Festival 2019 - In 2008, Matinée Group gathered promoters and international artists in Barcelona to create what is now one of the biggest international LGBT events. With 11 days of celebration, 16 parties, and 40 DJs, you are sure to have a good time. Oh, sorry we can’t forget about the literary readings, workshops, sports tournaments, and documentary festivals going on too.
15 - 21 August: La Festa Major de Grácia - Every year in the neighborhood Gracia, the streets are transformed for a week. Each street chooses a theme and decorates the whole street in a competition for the best design. You’ll see a street flooded with paper mâché marine life next to one crawling with Jurassic creatures. Each street is different; you’ll be surprised with each step.
14 - 18 August: La Festa de Sant Roc - Held every year since 1589, this festival is the oldest in the city. Because of its long tradition, many unusual events and traditions can be found here. One event you don’t want to miss during the festival is Seguici de Sant Roc, the saint;s feast day on August 16th. Starting the morning of the 16th, a procession passes through the streets and songs are sung to honor the saint.
- La Fonda - Found in Ciutat Vella, if you’re looking for a tradition but cheap paella, this is the place to go. Their menu del dia includes three courses and a drink for just around 12 euros, so try to get in at lunch.
- Stranger Things: Season three of this US show came out on the 4th of July this year, adding 8 more episodes to the popular fantasy show. Somewhere between science fiction, drama, and horror, this show follows a group of friends in the 80s dealing with circumstances way outside of their league.
- Montserrat: A historically important monastery, a beautiful natural park, a distinctive mountain; Montserrat is all of these things and more. By car the ride is only a little over an hour, by train you can be there in an hour and a half. The unique experience and view from this area is well worth the ride.
All right that’s the end of our agenda for the month! When you’re planning of your time, keep some of these things in mind so you can make the most of your time here. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment for us here and check out the rest of our blogs. Thanks for reading!
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