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4 of the Best Summer Events in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of Europe's most popular cities for a short break. Its wealth of arts, history, cuisine and culture is prolific, but come summer you can add something else to the city's considerable appeal – its summer festival programme! On any given weekend you can get your fill of fun, food and fiesta under the welcome warmth of the Mediterranean sun. Olé!Festival del Grec 2016: 1st July - 31st JulyWith a delicious combination of culture and creativity, the Festival del Grec is the city's showcase festival. In fact, with a 40-year history and a programme of dance, theatre, circus, street performances and musical arts, it's become one of the most important in Europe. Most of the action happens in the open-air Teatre Grec, on Montjuïc, to the backdrop of spectacular views over the city. The festival's mission is to promote local performers, but also to "open a window to the world" - which it does to vibrant and thought-provoking success.Sala Montjuïc Outdoor Film Festival 2016: 1st July - 5th AugustFor a bit of Hollywood under the sun and stars, this fantastic film festival features some of the best films of all time in the open-air environs of Montjuïc. As well as full-length features, there's a programme of short films and musical concerts, both day and night. The delightfully diverse 2016 programme includes showings of blockbusters like Amy, Interstellar and Birdman alongside classics like Thelma and Louise and Casablanca. And you won’t be looking for popcorn and choc-tops with the mouth-watering array of Spanish cuisine on offer!Música als Parcs 2016: June – End of AugustEvery year for the past two decades, this series of open-air concerts has captivated music lovers from all over the world. Bringing together a mixture of jazz and classical artists, the festival is a platform to bring music to the locals and visitors of Barcelona in an accessible way. With a programme of more than 40 musical acts, appearing in various parks around the city, the free concerts all take place from around 8.00pm-10.00pm nightly.Summer Nights: Every Wednesday in July and AugustA number of great museums around the city take part in the Nits d'Estiu programme, but the best is at the CaixaForum. Renowned as one of the most exciting contemporary art spaces in Europe and a masterpiece of Modernist architecture, this impressive building houses a permanent collection and three additional spaces for temporary exhibitions. The museum keeps its doors open until midnight and, as well as the exhibitions, there are showings of short films and concerts.How to Get to Barcelona from the UKDeciding between these and the many other excellent summer events is the hard part – getting there is easy! Barcelona is just two hours from the UK by air, making it ideal for a short break. Budget carriers like easyJet, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomas Cook and British Airways offer regular flights, with prices starting from £54 return.A Barcelona Airport shuttle is the most convenient and hassle free way of getting the rest of the way to the city centre. If you book a cheap, reliable Barcelona Airport shuttle online before you leave home, you won’t waste any valuable holiday time navigating transport.Shuttle Direct offers the option of a shared or private Barcelona Airport shuttles, and are Europe's most trusted provider of airport transfers.

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