Barcelona in June
Here are five amazing things to do in Barcelona in June
1.) Parque Guell
Another of Antonio Gaudi’s work, this park is probably unlike any other in the world, as it is full of artistic works all over! From the staircase with a dragon fountain made of broken bits of glazed ceramic tile at the entrance to the Closed Chapel (it has a huge cross) at the top of the park and from where you can have some really nice views of Barcelona, you will enjoy your day here! Bring snacks and some refreshments so you can relax and have a picnic of sorts or a beer if you are visiting in the afternoons. Also remember to wear comfortable shoes as the climb is very steep and dusty, and visit early in the morning before it gets really hot especially in June. You can get bus no 24 that goes from Placa Catalunya towards Passeig de Gracia to El Carmel stop, taking you to a second entrance of the park near the hilltop, then you can walk downhill towards the main entrance.
2.) Walking Tour: Picasso’s Barcelona
Take a very interesting and memorable La Ribera tour while in Barcelona in June, guided by young and very friendly Barcelonians who have been born and raised here, and who will give you a lot of tips and inside information on the areas you visit including personal experiences, in Barcelona! The walk is offered on a daily basis at 5 pm with no booking needed.
3.) Santa Eulalia
This Cathedral is also referred to as Barcelona’s Cathedral, and is located at Plaça de la Seu, near the Gothic Quarter. It is a wonderful Cathedral, breathtaking and really inspiring, and you have to see it yourself, to believe. At times the entrance is free, but other times, you pay at least 6 Euros to get in. Inside, it has beautiful paintings and decorations and is full of Catholic and Gothic symbolism. Ladies should, however, be advised to cover their shoulders and knees before they visit the church. All in all, it is one attraction worth visiting!
This is a quiet and upscale, and one of the most expensive area of Barcelona. Among other wonderful things that you will see here, you are sure to spot more of Antonio Gaudi’s architecture. It is also a walking distance to other attractions in Barcelona including La Rambla. There are also many places where you can shop, and lots of restaurants to grab a bite or people watch, as you pass time. Be sure to visit the area for an interesting experience!
Generally, all of Barcelona’s beaches which are quite a number are clean and well maintained, with clear sea water for taking a nice swim. Out of all these interesting beaches, some of the most common ones include the Barceloneta beach; considerably the most crowded and entertaining, with great seafood from the beach huts. It also gets really busy during summer including June, with kite and windsurfing going on. Then there is the Sitges Beaches, a bit far away from the city center, can get quite windy and noisy, and is a popular spot for the gay community. We also have the famous “nudist” beach of Barcelona, the Mar Bella Beach, but you need to note that there are very many people that go here that are not nude! Finally, visit the Icària Beach, full of young people, and close to the Icária shopping center that has an English language cinema that you can check out later! One sure thing is, you will enjoy soaking in the sun in June, on any of these amazing beaches!
Free Activities in Barcelona in June
Caixa forum art gallery
Go to the Montjuic area and have a great time visiting this art gallery that has among other things, lectures, concerts and even multimedia art shown for free, and have a good time.
Tai Chi lessons in Barcelona’s parks
These lessons are recommended for anyone but are especially for people over the age of 40. They involve oriental gymnastics with controlled breathing and mental concentration, and with warm-up exercises and walks. You simply need to go to the park and someone will take down your details and give you an ‘Activa’t’ card which will become your ID for participation.
Free dance show at Cafe de Los Angelitos
Make sure you visit this restaurant for the marvelous free tango show! With professional dancers and musicians, and some really innovative scenes, this will be a fantastic experience for you that should not be missed, especially if you love dance!
If you are planning to come to Barcelona in June, then you must pack your swimming costume! There’s a lot of sunshine, and you can sunbathe all you want at the wonderful beaches of Barcelona.
Weather in Barcelona in June
Min 16° C / 61° F
Max 24° C / 75° F
Average number of rainy days: 7
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Sightseeing in Barcelona in June
Stroll around the Gracia Neighborhood
Considered as one of Barcelona’s coolest areas, Gracia is full of young people, and lots of interesting stops that you will surely enjoy. Starting with its Antonio Gaudi’s Park Guell, then the Gràcia Festival; a very loud and a bit noisy but interesting event that goes on every day for a whole week, to the one of the very few cinemas in English in Barcelona; Cine Verdi, which is also Barcelona’s coolest cinema, a stroll around this area will leave you spoilt for options! Walk by Carrer Verdi, the trendy street of Gracia, which has exotic restaurants and irresistible bars too! For those traveling in the month of June, you might want to hang around for August, where we have the Fiesta Major de Gracia, the biggest and most celebrated of Barcelona’s street festivals.