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List of Barcelona events during May

List of Barcelona events during May

Things to do in May in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona is full of international events where professionals from around the world come to participate. Discover them in May, concerts, festivals and fairs are waiting for you. There is also the F1 Barcelona Grand Prix, a race that promises to be explosive. If you're visiting Barcelona in May, don't miss any of the events by staying in an apartment in Las Ramblas. The city centre is well connected with the entire city.

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Suite Festival

Suite Festival Barcelona is held from 16 January to 29 June. The most important feature of the Suite festival is undoubtedly its surroundings: The historic and majestic Gran Teatro del Liceo, on Las Ramblas.

Primavera sound

Perhaps it's the most important of the events scheduled for the spring season in Barcelona, and it begins on 31 May. Of course, we're talking about the most emblematic underground music festival in Barcelona, Primavera Sound. For four days you can enjoy — without stopping — concerts in a wonderful setting overlooking the sea. Let's rock!

  • Primavera Sound 2017 Primavera Sound 2017 May 31 - Jun 04 Primavera sound returns to Barcelona with an incredible lineup of artists! Don't miss the biggest music festiv...

Guitar Festival in Barcelona

The guitar festival is true tribute to this instrument. It's a festival that has taken root in Barcelona. It lasts four months and annually hosts big names in the world music scene. The concerts take place in different parts of Barcelona, with venues like Razzmatazz, Sala Apolo and l'Auditorium.

  • Barcelona Guitar Festival 2017 Barcelona Guitar Festival 2017 Jan 23 - Jul 06 From pop and rock to folk, it doesn't matter as long as there is a guitar. This is the 28th Guitar Festival Ba...

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

This famous fountain provides colourful and musical entertainment throughout the year. It has a different schedule depending on the time of the year. In winter, there are shows from Thursday to Saturday from 8PM to 9PM. In summer, from Wednesday to Sunday, between 9:30PM and 10:30PM. A show lasts 30 minutes.

Temps de Flors

Explore the streets of Girona between 13–21 May, where the streets are adorned with beautiful floral decorations. You can get to Girona from Barcelona by car, train or bus. Don't miss this colourful festival.

  • Temps de Flors in Girona Temps de Flors in Girona May 13 - May 21 You will never see Girona as beautiful as during the floral festival, which takes place in May.

April fair

This fair brings a joyful tradition from southern Spain to Barcelona. It's a colourful event where you will find typical dishes of Andalusia, as well as music performances and popular dances. An intense immersion of southern Spanish culture.

Biz Barcelona

Let's move on to something more serious. This month also brings the fifth edition of the exhibition dedicated to the old and new entrepreneurs of the Catalan capital. Biz Barcelona ​​intends to give support to the creation of new companies and start-ups.

  • Biz Barcelona 2017 Biz Barcelona 2017 May 31 - Jun 01 Fifth edition of the fair intended for future entrepreneurs

Barcelona F1 Grand Prix

Are you a speed lover? Because F1 Grand prix returns to Barcelona from 12–14 May at the Montmelo circuit. Come experience seeing the best drivers in the world, listen to the roar of the engines and feel all the adrenaline, while supporting your favourite driver on this 4.5-km circuit. An event that undoubtedly promises great emotions!

Motor show

This is the reference exhibition for all engine fans. There'll be representatives from various sectors: automobiles, commercial and electric vehicles, oil companies, tyres and more... In addition, this year coincides with the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Montmeló, which we just mentioned. All together this makes Barcelona the real capital of motors, with a lot of outdoor activities.

Firefighters' Run

In May, you'll find a unique event — the Firefighters' Run. This is a 10-km race in which more than 400 of these workers will participate. Last year, there were 16,000 runners who joined the firefighters to run alongside them. You can take advantage, using this race to visit the city because the tour goes through the most emblematic places.

Museums at Night Barcelona

Spring is the time of culture in Barcelona, and with it comes the 13th edition of the European Museums at Night initiative. It takes place on Saturday, 20 May. Now that you know, you have no excuse not to go to the museum; this night is only organized once a year. Most of the museums in Barcelona participate.

  • Museums at Night Barcelona Museums at Night Barcelona May 20 On 20 May 2017, Museums at Night takes place around 120 countries. In Barcelona it's known as La Nit de les Mu...

"David Bowie Is" Exhibition

Regarding expositions, if you are a fan of music, then you shouldn't miss the exhibition of the year — 'David Bowie is'. It's a temporary exhibition about the British artist and his incredible career. It includes more than 300 objects including scene costumes, sketches of his handwritten letters, photographs, instruments and much more. The aim of the exhibition is to show the influence of this artist across the art world.

World Press photo

This exhibition at the CCCB exhibits the images that have won the most prestigious awards in the field of photojournalism and multimedia storytelling — World Press Photo. An incomparable experience that will leave you speechless.

Docs Barcelona

The 20th DocsBarcelona festival takes place from 18–28 May in different theatres around Barcelona. It features the best documentaries of the year. You'll also find numerous conferences throughout the festival to learn more in depth about the field.

Exhibition: Tapas, Spanish Design

Let's conclude with another interesting exhibition that takes place at the Design Museum. The theme? The relationship between gastronomy and design over the last 25 years and, above all, how this has influenced Spanish and Catalan traditions. You can see more than 250 pieces including utensils, plates, furniture, videos, photographs and other interesting objects.

  • Tapas, Spanish Design for Food Tapas, Spanish Design for Food Mar 09 - May 21 If you want to know more about the workings of Catalan tapas, you can visit the Museum of Design from 9 March ...

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Morgane Le Lan
Morgane Le Lan
French student at business school. Passionate about travelling, I write articles to spread my new experiences around the world!

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