Barcelona in May 2013 – The Best of May 2013
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Barcelona is a city that never sleeps, that never relaxes! There are always thousands of events organised each year, thousands of things to do and see. What events are happening in Barcelona in May 2013 that we should keep ourselves free for in ? Find out here…..
The release of Scary Movie 5
On Wednesday 1st May 2013, the fifth film of the Scary Movie series was released!
Synopsis of Scary Movie 5:
The young couple Dan and Jody begin to detect supernatural activity in their home after taking in the daughters of Dan’s brother, who have spent 3 years living alone in the forest. When the chaos invades their working life, they both reach the conclusion that the sinister spirit of the children’s mother is amongst them. Together, and with the help of numerous cameras and qualified experts, they will do all that is possible to protect their new family……..
Are you between 30 and 50 years old and want to find your better half in Barcelona? Speed Dating is the best and most fun way to meet new people. Try it! Onthe 10th May, the Date Club agency organises a huge speed dating event from 8.30pm in the Snooker Bar. Don’t miss it! It will be a night that you will not forget. You can do lots of things in 5 minutes!
Where?: Snooker Bar, Carrer de Roger de Lluria, 42 08009 Barcelona Metro L1 (Urquinaona) L2 (Passeig de Gracia) or L4 (Girona)
For a description of speed dating and to buy tickets, go on the Date Club website. Also read our blog on our experience at Speed Dating.
Spanish Gran Prix – Catalonia Circuit
Spain is warming up for this unforgettable event! Experience Formula 1 in Catalonia on the 10th, 11th and 12th of May 2013! One of the most watched races inthe world that takes place in May each year – an ideal month to get a taste of Mediterranean life!
Where? - The Catalonia Circuit is situated in Mas de Morenta, near Montmelo which is about 20km from Barcelona (north east)
- by car, it takes 30 minutes along the C-17 (Montmelo exit), or by the AP-7 (exit 13, 14 or 15).
- by train, with line R2 from Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gracia or Barcelona Clot-Arago. Approximately 25 minutes to the platform at Montmelo station.
How to obtain tickets? - There are different ticket categories. Prices start from 132 Euros (Weekend General Admission Pass) and can reach up to 3589 Euros (Paddock Club Pass)!
For more information check our blog. Coming to the Gran Prix and looking for good value accommodation here in Barcelona? We have you covered!
International Motor Show
For car lovers, from the 11th to the 19th May, the International Motor Show is held in Barcelona at the Exhibition Centre at Montjuic (Avenida Reina Maria Cristin, L1 and L3 Espanya). The dates have been carefully selected to coincide with the Spanish Gran Prix in Catalonia. Other than the exhibition of vehicles and the latest in automobile technology, the event programme includes live concerts such as the best DJ’s. Tickets are still on sale on Telentrada and cost 10 Euros if bought in advance.
The X Games Barcelona
X Games in Barcelona! The extreme sports games will be held on the 16th to the 19th May 2013
Where? Montjuic, Bus – 50, 61, 57, 157 Metro – Espanya (L1/L3) FGC – Placa Espanya (R5, R6, S33, S4, S8, L8)
Price? – Between 10 and 30 Euros
Barcelona welcomes the extreme sports comeptition – the X Games! Along the mountain of Montjuic, over 4 days will see the greatest figures in skateboarding, BMX, Moto X and Rally display their talents. Travis Pastrana, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Marcus Gronholm and Kyle Loza has been some of the champions in the history of this ESPN event. The X Games are more than a sports competition and have been linked to being a lifestyle and include music, fashion and urban art.This is why the X Games 2013 will include some of the best musical talent including 50 Cent! “I’m really excited to return to the X Games this year” said 50 Cent. “I really want to perform and experience the competitive side of the games!”
For more info and for the program of the event, check out our X Games blog!
International Construction Show
Another anticipated event this month in Barcelona is the Construmat at the International Construction Show that celebrates it’s 18th year this year. Held between the 21st and 24th May in the Parque de las Exposiciones de Gran Via. The event brings together the best innovations in the construction industry and includes other activities such as awards in Technological Innovation and awards for Sustainable Development in Construction to name but a few. Essentially,it’s a forum in which more than 170 international construction projects will be presented. The theme of this year’s show is the ‘Creation of Construction Solutions in a Global Environment’. Before the registration, you can benefit from discounts for tickets to the exhibition and the panel.
One Direction Concert
Are you a fan of the British group ‘One Direction’? They will be performing this month!
When? Wednesday 22nd May 2013 at 8.40pm
Where? Pavello Olimpic Badalona, Avinguda d’Alfons XIII, Barcelona
Primavera Sound Barcelona
When? 22nd May to 26 May 2013
Where? – In the Parc del Forum, Diagonal Mar
Price – 195 Euros for a general festival ticket or 80 Euros for a day ticket
At the end of May, Barcelona welcomes one of the biggest musical festivals in Europe – Primavera Sound 2013! For it’s 12th year, the festival continues to host independent artists as well as more famous ones and is getting ready to light up the skies of Barcelona. With an incredible programme of rockers, this outdoor festival will be a true pleasure to lovers of alternative music. Primavera Sound has been honoured by the presence of some music legends. In previous years, they welcomed headliners like Lou Reed, Neil Young, Pulp, Pet Shop Boys and Arcade Fire to name but a few!
To see the lineup and buy tickets check out the official Primavera Sound website
Alejandro Sanz concert
Are you dying to hear some amazing Latino music from icons such as Alejandro Sanz? Fortunately you can this month! Don’t miss his concert in Barcelona!
When? – Wednesday 29th May 2013 at 8pm
Where? Palau Sant Jordi, Passeig Olimpic 5-7, Barcelona
The release of the Hangover III
To finish this crazy month, catch the release of the third part of the famous Hangover series on the 31st May with the beautiful Bradley Cooper and the comedian Zach Galifianakis!
Synopsis – This time, there is no wedding. There is no stag party. What could go wrong? Everything, as always…..
If you have heard of any other events for this month in Barcelona, leave us a comment so that we can add it to the list!