Barcelona Beach Festival 2014

BBF 2014: The Event of Summer 2014 in Barcelona

The time for the first Barcelona Beach Festival has arrived! One more crazy party is going to take place in this wonderful city. A huge event with great artists, plus it’s going to be on the beach! Is there any doubt it is going to be unique and lots of fun?! I don’t think so.


The 26th of July, at 6pm


Platja de la Pau – Parc de la Pau by Forum in Sant Adrià de Besòs

How to get there?

  • By tram: with the tram T4 or T6, stop Sant Adrià
  • By train (Renfe): Estació Sant Adrià
  • By car: Ronda Litoral exit 26, direction Llobregat / exit 25 direction Besos

Who is going to perform?

The best of the best- Avicii, David Guetta, and Steve Angello (an ex-member of the Swedish House Mafia). Joining this all-star lineup will be The Zombie Kids, Joan Reyes, JP Candela, Oilver Schmitz, Marcel Ventura and Alex de Guirior! You can’t miss them, can you?

BBF 2014



Sales Points:


There are different kinds of tickets, a great deal of which are already sold out. What does that mean? Hurry up and get your ticket now! The various types of tickets are listed below. The Premium ticket includes exclusive entry to the venue, exclusive area in front of the stage, access to an exclusive area of catering and bars, 3 drinks, exclusive bathroom availability, a commemorative present and more!

  1. 3rd Promotional Round Ticket: 56 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  2. Final Price Ticket: 71 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  3. Premium Ticket, 2nd Promotional Round: 146 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  4. Premium Ticket, 3rd Promotional Round: 166 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  5. Premium Ticket, Final Price: 181 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket

Take into account that the tickets are not refundable and children under 16 must be accompanied by their parents, guardian or an authorized third person. For more info check out the homepage of the BBF 2014.



Get ready to party hard and enjoy this awesome event!



Extreme Barcelona 2014: Heat Up Your Summer With A Supreme Sport Festival!

Extreme Barcelona

Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival – What is That?

One of the world’s top action sports events is coming back for the 5th time, following the success of the previous events from 2008 to 2011. This year you will have a chance to join Extreme Barcelona sports festival during the last weekend of June, on 28th & 29th in Parc del Fòrum and Windoor Empuriabrava as secondary venue for indoor skydiving. (more…)

Pride Barcelona 2014

Gay Pride Barcelona 2014: Be there!

Gay Pride Barcelona 2014

The time has come! Only a few days are left for one more huge Pride Barcelona celebration. In case you haven’t had yet the chance to experience any of the previous five Barcelona Gay Pride Festivals and you are in the city from the 19th until 29th of June, you shouldn’t miss it. Why? Well, for many reasons. The most important one: there is talk of the biggest LGBT pride festival in the Mediterranean! With united forces of 30 associations, enterprises and the whole LBGT community, they’ve organized a unique free non-profit event including a cultural programme, sport, debates and many many parties.


10 whole days, from the 19th – 29th of June 2014. During those 10 days cultural activities and parties will be organized in various bars and clubs in the whole city. The Opening Party will take place the 26th of June 2014, at 23:30pm in Theatre Principal. The entrance is free. The main celebrations, though will take place the 27th, 28th and 29th of June.


|Avenida Maria Cristina|

  • 28th -29th of June 2014, 10:00 – 2:00 am

Avenida Maria Cristina, situated next to the Magic Fountain, embodies the heart of Pride Barcelona 2014. Many activities will take place there.


  1. Food and bar area
  2. “The Village” opens the 27th of June 2014, at 10:00am and consists of tents, where associations and business partners will have the chance to get in touch with attendees and to present themselves. At 5:00pm workshops for adults and kids will be held, whereas a DJ will induce a good mood playing from 7:00pm. The 28th of June 2014 “I love Dance. Fitness.” will be organized at 11:00am and at 12:30pm the chorus Barcelona Rainbow Singers will be performing. Don’t miss it!
  3. Pride Kids – everyone is welcome, the focus though will be on the kids! Games, activities, sports and workshops will guarantee an unforgettable Pride Barcelona 2014 also for them.

Pride Barcelona 2014


1. Heel Race

  • Friday, 27th of June 2014 – 8:00pm
  • This funny race is hosted by Patrick. Everybody is allowed to participate, the only requirement is to wear heels of minimum 7 cm. The winner gets 250€.


2. Miss Pride Drag Gala

  • Friday, 27th of June 2014 – 9:00 pm
  • “And the queen is…” Well, it is going to be announced at the end of this gala event, hosted by Angelita la perversa. The jury consists of La Maña, Chiqui Marti, Dolly van Doll and Eiko Drag. And the price? – Watch out! The title of “Miss Drag Pride”, 1000€ and an exceeding place in the parade on Saturday, 28th of June with an tremendous welcoming… The event includes performances by El regreso de la decada en vivo, Chiqui Marti, Frank Romero, Romantico Latino and Garson. It is gonna be undoubtably a huge!


3. Foam Party

  • Friday, 27th of June 2014 – 11:00 pm
  • Foam everywhere, good music and an unique atmosphere! Do you need anything else for an awesome party? I don’t think so. You shouldn’t miss this crazy party with Sergio Cuho, Dkuba and Nuria Swan as guest artists and the DJ’s Muerta Sanchez and Sita Moore DJ.

Foam Party Pride Barcelona


4. Main Party

  • Saturday, 28th of June 2014 – 8:00 pm
  • Viva la fiesta! After the Pride Parade the biggest party of Pride Barcelona 2014 is announced, hosted by Shimai and the following artists performing: Krypton Zoologic, Mecanlife, Dama, Alazan, Galisteo, Ainoha Cantalapierda, Silvia Parejo, Rebeca Moss, Lolita Jolie, Nayala Brown and Whigfield. From 23:00pm – 2:00am the DJ Pride Party is following with DJ Leomeo and DJ Moussa suppling for great tones. It is definitely the place to be that night.


|Parc de les tres Xemeneies|

  • Saturday, 28th of June 2014, 6:00 pm

Pride Parade

The parade starts at 6:00 pm. At 4:00 pm though, a pre-parade party will take place in the Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies. Meeting point for the Parade is the Placa de les Tres Xemeneis. From there the parade will travel via Avinguda Parallel to Placa España, terminating at Avinguda Maria Cristina, where the Parade will turn into The Main Party, which I mentioned above.

The Parade consists of colourful floats and walking groups. Everybody is welcome to participate and become part of this fun parade. In case you would like to attend with a float or a big walking group, a registration in advance is required. The meeting point for those, placing a float or walking group is as well at Placa de les Tres Xemeneies, at 16:00pm, though. A Group Marshall will announce your exact position within the parade. Among others Gais Positius, Projecte dels Noms-Hispanosida, Amnistia International, Metro Disco and Melon Party will attend the Parade! For more information contact:

Pride Parade Barcelona

|Carrer de Diputacio|

  • Sunday, 29th of June 2014, 11:00am – 11:00pm


Commercial fair

One more great event, including music, shows and areas for the little ones. Some of the exhibitors are Boxer BCN, Only is Love, Comprar en Fabrica, La Casa del Dolc and many more! Come around, it is totally worth it.

|Tibidabo Amusement Park|

  • Sunday, 29th of June 2014

Pride @ Tibidabo

Even the Tibidabo Amusement Park celebrates the Pride Barcelona 2014! The parc will be offering a special discount on the entry voucher: 12€ per person, for kids under 120 cm the price will be 9€, whereas for those under 90 cm the entrance will be for free. You should take advantage of this, don’t you think so?

You are dying to experience this cool event, right? So am I. Time runs, don’t worry! Meanwhile have a look at the video of Pride Barcelona 2013 and get ready for an even bigger Pride Barcelona 2014!




Are you ready to party hardy? Well, see you there in order to party, enjoy and show our respect and tolerance towards the LGBT community and its rights. By the way apart from the Pride, Barcelona presents a great deal of gay cafes, gay bars and fashion stores, even gay bookshops. Have you ever been to any of them?



Top 18 Things to do in Barcelona: Summer 2014

Things to do in Barcelona During the Summer

Summer is finally here! With only a finite number of days with sunshine, we have organized the best of the things to do in Barcelona to help you make the most of your time. From unique music festivals on the beach to outdoor movies at a 17th century castle, your summer in Barcelona will definitely not be boring! Here are the top 18 things to do in Barcelona this summer:


Things to do in Barcelona

Cruilla Barcelona

This three day long music festival features a variety of genres including artists such as Macklemore, Jack Johnson, Band of Horses, and Calle 13. Held at the Parc del Forum, the concerts begin on July 11 and go through the weekend until the 13th. With so many artists prepare to last until 5:00 in the morning! The full lineup is on Cruilla’s website.

2014 Barcelona Beach Festival

Looking to party with the some of the best DJ’s in the world? This is the place to be! The event takes place on July 26th at Platja Port Forum in Sant Adria de Besos. Staying true to its name, prepare yourself to entranced by the EDM scene on the fantastic beach venue. This year’s lineup is unreal- it consists of performances by Avicii, David Guetta, and Steve Angelo. It doesn’t get better than this! More info can be found on the Facebook page.

2014 Grec Barcelona Summer Festival

The Festival includes 45 events of musical, dance, and theater performances that take place at Teatre Grec. Last year the festival attracted almost 120,000 spectators. The venue is located on the Montjuic hill and is an outdoor Greek-styled amphitheater. The countless performances can be found on their website. The festival formally begins on July 1st.

Piknic Electronik

Things to do in Barcelona

Another event that takes place on Montjuic. This festival aims to mix the  the EDM party scene with family friendly picnic areas! Taking place every Sunday June through August, Piknic draws big crowds and we are here to tell you to be one of them! The lineup changes weekly so there is definitely an incentive for repeat Sundays. The event opens at 13:00 and can last until 22:00. Check it out!




Sala Montjuic Open Air Cinema

What better way to spend a summer evening then an outdoor movie! Join hundreds of other movie-goers in the grassy grounds of the Montjuic Castle on the top the Montjuic hill in the city. Enjoy panoramic city views before and after the start of one of the films in the venues movie line-up. Flicks include the likes of Gravity and Django Unchained and play every Monday, Wednesday, Friday starting July 6th. Doors open at 20:30 and tickets are a steal at €6. You can find the schedule here.

Things to do in Barcelona

Mecal Air

Montjuic isn’t the only place you can enjoy an outdoor film! If you are into more the indie styled short-films, you are welcome during the summer in Barcelona as well. Mecal Air takes place outside the Poble Espanyol Museum and shows films from the Mecal Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival. If you use Mecal’s flyer, you will receive discounted tickets for €3.30. Films start in August and are every Friday night!

Watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup

We have already picked out the top bars in Barcelona for you to watch all the glorious football action. The venues will not disappoint and prepare to cheer for the powerhouse Spain as it will get rowdy! For many of the places it’s necessary to plan in advance and tables can be booked. Expect to make some new friends over beers and goal celebrations. The Spanish national team features many FC Barcelona players so the city will become electrified for match victories!

2014 Joan Gamper Cup

After the conclusion of the World Cup, it’s time to get ready for the La Liga season! The Joan Gamper Cup is a friendly football match where FC Barcelona invites a rival club team from around the world. The match takes place on August 2nd, and it is a great chance for you to check out new club recruits before the start of the season!

Things to do in Barcelona

2014 Basketball World Cup

Barcelona is one of the six cities in Spain to host the Basketball world cup. The tournament runs from August 30 – September 14. Barcelona’s games will be held at the Sant Jordi arena and can hold almost 18,000 fans.

The qualifying nations competing include: Spain, USA (defending champs), France, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Serbia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Angola, Egypt, Senegal, Iran, the Phillippines, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.




This catalan tradition is a must see. Locals compete to see who can build the tallest human tower. The formations resemble a pyramid and consist of one to five people on every level and reach as tall as 10 stories. The events take place in plazas all over the city during the summer and a calendar can be found here (catalan).

Things to do in Barcelona

Flamenco Dancing

Get a taste of Spanish flair! Fun, sexy, and elegant, Flamenco Dancing, is a unique cultural experience that leaves a lasting impression. The rythmic dance is set to guitar and handclapping. Shows can be experienced all over town. A couple of the better known clubs are Tablao de Carmen, Tablao Cordobes, and Tarantos. Your show often comes with a drink or a meal so make a night out of it!


Barcelona is the capital for Sardana! Sardana is a type of folk dance specific to the region of Catalonia. The official dance of Catalonia is done to light yet lively sounding music by cobla bands. Instruments consist of variations of flutes, tibles, and trumpets. The dancers form into many groups of circles that can take up entire plazas! If you are trying to get in on the action and learn the dance try checking out the Barcelona Cathedral Sundays 12:00-14:00 or the Plaza Sant Jaume Sundays at 18:00. If you are trying to experience a more professional performance, check out this schedule of events.



Corpus Christi

Things to do in BarcelonaFrom June 19th – 22nd, the festival is a local Catholic tradition honoring the Eucharist. The first procession throught the city starts on the 22nd at 19:15 at Placa de Sant Jaume and ends at Placa Nova. It is known as the Giant’s Dance and features (of course) giants, an eagle, lion, dragon, and ox – all prominant figures in local legends. The second procession, “Processo de Corpus Christi,” begins shortly after the first at 19:45 at the nearby Barcelona Cathedral and continues in a circle around many plazas before returning to the church.

One of the unique oddities you see at this festival is the “I’ou com balla”- Catalan for dancing egg. Check out the fountains in many areas around the city. You will find a hollowed out egg placed in the jets of water spraying upward. It has been part of the tradition since 1637, and supposedly brings good luck through the next year if it does not break.

Things to do in Barcelona

Festival of Sant Joan

Immediately after Corpus Christi the celebrations of the start of summer begins. While the actual feast day is on the 24th of June, everyone celebrates the night before. The summer solstice is welcomed in by what is called the “Nit del Foc” or the Night of Fire. This is definitely on the must list of things to do in Barcelona. All over the city people take to their balconies and the streets to set off fireworks and light small bonfires outside. As a visitor, your best option is most likely to head to the beach! Picnics are set up to watch fireworks and prepare for a night of drinking and dancing until the early hours! If you are staying in the city, you may have no choice but to attend as you shouldn’t expect to get much sleep!

Festa Major de Gracia

Perhaps the biggest street party of the year! Known for its fun, quirky atmosphere this week-long party August 14th- 21st attracts 1.5 million people every year! In the seemingly innocent family-friendly neighborhood of Gracia, the streets transform at night to give way to guilty pleasures. Prepare to get weird! Streets all have there own theme ranging from Star Wars to Antarctica. Best yet, you can party on the cheap! Entrance is free as is the music in the street and beers can be downed for a few coins.


Cool Off-

The Beach

Barcelona is home to beautiful beaches, not to mention the gorgeous residents to fill them. Our well-known, curated guide will turn you into a beach lounging professional this summer in Barcelona. Whether you want to soak in the rays with a cold mojito or ditch that annoying (and oh so restricting) bathing suit attire at a nudist beach, there is the perfect beach for you. Our favorites include:

Barceloneta Beach

Tourist hotspot yet tons of dining and shopping options near the active downtown district


Nova Icaria Beach

Short but wide beach perfect for beach and water sports!


Bogatell Beach

Great sand and awesome for laying out


Marbella & Nova Marbella Beach

Neighborhood beach and the southern part allows you to get your naked bougie on


Llevante Beach

Clean and less crowded, and the there is a marine zoo under construction here!


Download our beach e-book to get more details.


Things to do in Barcelona

Illa Fantasia Water Park

Beach not exciting enough for you? This water park includes many slides, playgrounds, and a giant wave pool. Prices range from 15 – 26€ for partial and full day tickets. Illa Fantasia also hosts many concerts throughout this summer in Barcelona! Also, every Wednesday in July through August from 15:00 to 18:00 they throw Aqua Sound Pool Party!

Things to Do in Barcelona

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya


There are many things to do in Barcelona for museum junkies. The city houses more art and history than is possible to take-in in a lifetime! On a humid day do yourself a favor and take advantage of the indoors. Whatever your tastes are you can find a beautiful gallery to drool over. Some of the best include:

  • CaixaForum

A modernist art museum that rotates some of the most famous works of art in the world

  • Museu Picasso

Like the name suggests, many of Picasso’s pieces live here! The museum also explores Picasso’s life and travels

  • Fundacio Joan Miro

The museum features the work of Miro himself as well as other contemporary artists

  • Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat

The museum is actually the remnants and recreations of the Roman city of Barcino! You can learn about the way of live 2000 years ago

  • Museu Maritim

The facility holds the secrets to the city’s nautical past as well as awe-striking gothic architecture

  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Exhibits here feature roman and gothic art and the building itself is one of the most incredible places in Barcelona. Starting in July, they are holding a special exhibit to show the history of the Spanish Civil War through art!

  • Museu de la Xocolata

Yep. This is a museum dedicated to the origins and transformation of Chocolate. Tons of fun and you can even take part in chocolate making!


And that is our list! The top things to do in Barcelona this summer. Do you have any other suggestions for what to do in during the summer in Barcelona? Write us in the comments below.




Fifa World Cup 2014

Finally! After four long years of waiting, world’s biggest sports event is back on June 12th with an opening game between hosting nation Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo. The FIFA World Cup will be followed by millions of people dying to see the best teams fighting for the most prestigious title in Football. As Spain is the defending champion, it will be very interesting to see how far “La Roja” can go this time especially given that Brazil, which is one of the best teams in the world, has a competitive advantage with the hosting of the tournament and the huge unconditional support from the fans.

If you are in Barcelona during the World Cup, which is between the 12th of June and the 13th of July 2014, you will have the opportunity to watch the games in a lot of different bars. To help you in your pub research, we have selected for you the top bars where you can watch the World Cup in Barcelona!


1. Sports Bar Rambles

Barcelona Sports Bar World Cup

Known as the biggest sports bar in Barcelona, this huge venue is located on Las Ramblas and is perfect for watching football! Indeed, it has a giant HD screen of 8m and 19 High Definition TVs! With that you should not have any problem catching all the action! On top of that, if you’re bored during half time or before the game, you can play pool, darts or fussball with your mates! And if you want to re-live the game or simply show off your outstanding FIFA abilities, you can even play video games in an Xbox dedicated room! What else can we ask for?

Address: Las Ramblas 31

Metro: L3 Drassanes or L3 Liceu

Phone: (+34) 933 017 507



2. The George Payne

George Payne Irish Bar World Cup Barcelona

Located in Plaza Urquinaona, this bar is the biggest Irish pub in Barcelona and is a very decent place to watch a football game. It has plenty of screens that will allow you to view the games with no difficulty.  As an Irish pub, it offers a wide variety of drinks and snacks, including beers, whiskies etc…

I went there a few times to watch the Champions League and it gets really crowded at times, which is why I highly recommend you to book a table before hand. You can book a table on their website by filling this booking form . Remember to book at least 24 Hours before the game to be sure to have a table booked!

Address: Plaza Urquinaona 5

Metro: L1 & L4 Urquinaona

Phone: (+34) 93 481 52 94



3. Sonora Sports Tavern

Sonora Tavern Barcelona World Cup

Located just a few blocks away from Sala Razzmatazz and BeGood in Poble Nou, this bar is an American sports bar offering more than 40 types of beers imported directly from the United States at a very good price. It also has a good selection of homemade food and tapas if you fancy a snack. Their specialty is the giant Hamburger (180g).

In terms of sports, they have two giant screens for showing the games. If you want to enjoy the World Cup in a typical American atmosphere, this is the place to be!

Address: Carrer Pamplona 96

Metro: L1 Marina & L4 Bogatell

Phone: (+34) 93 300 33 69



4. Belushi’s Bar

Belushi Bar Barcelona World Cup


Belushi is an English franchise present throughout Europe and is also here in Barcelona! Just a few meters away from Plaza Catalunya. Belushi is a modern London-style bar that is very different from the traditional Catalan bars Barcelona has to offer. Thanks to its six HD plasma TV’s, you will be able to follow the World Cup in a very cosy atmosphere while enjoying one of their handmade burgers which are absolutely delicious!


Belushi Bar Barcelona World Cup


Address: Carrer de Bergara 3

Metro: L1/L2 Universitat & L1 Catalunya

Phone: (+34) 931 751 401



5. P.Flaherty’s Irish Bar

Flaherty Barcelona World Cup

Like Belushi, P.Flaherty’s is a chain of Irish pubs across Spain and Barcelona’s one is one of the best among many. Located on Las Ramblas just 10 minutes walking from the sea, this great traditional Irish pub offers a wide selection of drinks. If you’re hungry you can try their great British food which comes at a reasonable price. As for the live sports, they have loads of flat-screens and TV’s on which you can enjoy your favorite team matches during the World Cup!

Like the Sports Bar Rambles that I have previously mentioned in this post, there is a pool room where you can play pool and darts! Great Irish pub to watch the World Cup in Barcelona!!

Address: Plaza Joaquim Xirau (Just off la Rambla)

Metro: L3 Drassanes

Phone: (+34) 93 412 62 63



6. Devil’s Kitchen German Bar

Devils kitchen barcelona World Cup

Now time for a very unique and special bar! Located in the Heart of the Raval, Devil’s kitchen is an authentic German Bar that will make you feel like you’re in Germany. They serve traditional German food including “Currywurst” grilled sausages and many other specialties!

As for the beers, they are also German of course! How else could it be? Concerning the football, they have two screens and will show Germany’s games during the World Cup! For the other nations, they will possibly show the games if you ask them politely! So if you want to support “la Mannschaft” during the world Cup or simply want to enjoy a true German atmosphere, you know where to go!!!

Address: Carrer de la Lleialtat, 4

Metro: L3 Parallel

Phone: (+34) 931 662 378



7. Paris Taxi French Bar

Paris taxi barcelona World Cup

This bar is for all the Frenchies like me in Barcelona, but international audiences are of course also welcomed! Paris Taxi is a nice French bar located in Gracia. All the games of the French national team will be showed there during the World Cup on 4 flat screens. They will show the other games as well if you ask them! They do typical french sandwiches and have a good selection of wines too! So if you want to support the French team in Barcelona during the World Cup, this is the place to be! And “Allez les Bleus”!

Address: Riera Sant Miquel, 23

Metro: L3 L5 L6 L7 Diagonal

Phone: (+34) 931 812 602



8. Baribau Gastro Bar

Baribau bar barcelona world cup

This freshly opened Gastro Bar is located in the heart of l’Eixample. It opened one month ago after the fusion of a restaurant and a bar and should not leave you disappointed!

Indeed, they serve excellent Tapas cooked by a true and experienced Catalan Chef such as “Crujiente de pato con mango” or “Alcachofas con panceta curada Maldonado”. Regarding the drinks, their selection of Cocktails is very original and exciting and their particularity is they are made using fresh fruit and herbs. Forget the bottled juices, bought-in purees or anything along those lines.

Moreover, they have a literally HUGE 103 inch Full HD TV where you will easily be able to follow all the World Cup action! This is by far the biggest screen you can find in Barcelona!

They even have a private bar for up to 50 people with a 48 inch TV! Don’t hesitate to contact them for more information on how to book the private bar.

To sum up, Baribau is definitely a bar you should consider going to watch the World Cup in Barcelona!

Address: Carrer Aribau, 131

Metro: L5 Hospital Clinic & L3 L5 L6 L7 Diagonal

Phone: (+34) 930 04 21 86




That is all for our selection of bars where you can watch the World Cup in Barcelona!

If you know another great bar that we have missed in this article, feel free to share in the comments section!





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