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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, like the concerts from Adele and Coldplay, Cosmobelleza fair, and festivals like DocsBarcelona. 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 2016

Suite Festival Barcelona is held from 17 January to 18 May. See Michel Camilo for the last concert of the festival on 18 May 2016 at Teatre Liceu at 9PM.

The 27th Guitar Festival in Barcelona, 2016

The 27th guitar festival lasts for four months from 18 February to 15 June 2016. Artists such as James Bay, The Buena Vista Social Club, and Marcus Miller are performing along the way. The concerts take place in different parts of Barcelona, with venues like Razzmataz, Sala Apolo, and l'Auditorium.

  • Guitar Festival BCN 2016 Guitar Festival BCN 2016 Feb 18 - Jun 15 From pop and rock to folk, it doesn't matter as long as there is a guitar. This is the 26th 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 May there are shows until the 28th, starting every 30 minutes at 9PM, with the last show at 10PM.

  • Magic Fountain of Montjuic Event Magic Fountain of Montjuic Event Mar 31 - Oct 25 The Magic Fountain of Montjuic offers a colorful show, which takes you to another world with water jets, color, and music.


The largest beauty salon fair is back in Barcelona from 7 - 9 May 2016 at Fira de Barcelona for the 22nd edition. This year there are four themes "Beauty, Hair, Health, and Fashion". The fair will take place over a space of 240,000 m2 where many surprises await you.

  • Cosmobelleza 2016 Cosmobelleza 2016 May 07 - May 09 Do not miss the professional meeting of the hairdressing, cosmetics, and wellbeing industry

Temps de Flors

Explore the streets of Girona between 7 - 15 May 2016, where the streets are adorned with beautiful floral decorations. You can get to Girona from Barcelona by car, train, or bus. Do not miss this colorful festival

  • Temps de Flors in Girona Temps de Flors in Girona May 07 - May 15 You will never see Girona as beautiful as during the floral festival, which takes place in May.

Barcelona F1 Grand Prix

F1 returns to Barcelona from 13 - 15 May 2016 at the Montmelo circuit. Watch Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel, Räikkönen, Alonso, and Button compete in an intense race full of excitement. In 2015, Nico Rosberg triumphed on this circuit competition. Who will come out victorious in 2016?

Queen + Adam Lambert

The famous Rock band Queen and the charismatic singer Adam Lambert have cited 22 May 2016 as the date they perform in Barcelona at the Palau Sant Jordi. It was in 2009 at the end of American Idol that the group was formed. From there they have chained concerts and received "Group of the Year" at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards of 2014.

DocsBarcelona 2016

The 19th DocsBarcelona festival takes place from 23 - 29 May 2016 in different theatres around Barcelona. It features the best documentaries of the year, and for this edition it highlights the documentary "Sonita", directed by the Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. You will also find numerous conferences throughout the festival to learn more in depth about the field.

  • DocsBarcelona 2016 DocsBarcelona 2016 May 23 - May 29 The best documentaries of the year at DocsBarcelona 2016 documentary film festival.

Adele concert

The famous singer returns this year with a world tour to promote her new album, 25, with 106 dates scheduled. She will be in Barcelona on 24 and 25 May 2016 at the Palau Sant Jordi.

Coldplay concert

This London band returns to Barcelona with their world tour promoting their latest album A Head Full of Dreams. They perform in the Catalan Capital on 26 and 27 May 2016, at the Estadi Olimpic de Barcelona (Olympic Stadium).

Will you have time to attend them all? You can see that the fun never stops in Barcelona. See you next month!

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