Barcelona of Festivals

Barcelona’s summer festival, popularly know as Festival Grec, is the most significant cultural event held in the city on warm summer nights. From the end of June until the beginning of August, theater, dance and music flood the stages and take to the street to show off the latest trends in performing arts and contemporary music.

For over twenty-five years, the Grec Festival has become a cultural landmark during Barcelona’s summer. Teatre Grec, a Greek amphitheater in Montjuïc park, is the stage parexcellence and lends the festival its name.

Barcelona is host to many other festivals of all types, from Tradicionarius of popular and traditional music, to the Sónar Festival of advanced music and multimedia art, and including the International Guitar Festival, the Jazz Festival and Festival of Ancient Music, to cite a few.

Teatre Grec Barcelona

photo by Josep Aznar