MAGICAL EVENTS IN AUGUST
MAGIC NIGHTS AT CASA BATLLÓ
Everyone would agree that there is something magical about Casa Battló. For this very reason, it has become one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona.
Until 27 September, you can experience an even more magical aspect of this beautiful building, every night from Tuesday to Sunday. The entertainment program includes as musical act from a variety of genres, ranging from Catalan Rumbo to guitar duos and even classical performances by tenors and sopranos. The acts are separated in two parts, one starting at 21:30 on the modernist terrace and the next at 23.00 in the gallery on the Noble floor. There will also be an audio-visual show called “The awakening of Casa Battló” showing the architectural surprises that lurk inside this famous building.
Tickets cost €29 and can be purchased on the website
LA PEDRERA JAZZ CONCERTS
Another very famous Gaudi building just up the road from Casa Battló is La Pedrera (or Casa Mila as some refer to it). Equally magical, this building also draws thousands of visitors and is venue to jazz concerts that are taking place on the rooftop until 7 September.
On certain Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the concerts will begin at 20.30 and tickets cost €27. They include access to the “Espai Gaudi attic”. More information on the program and to purchase tickets can be found on the website
SHOOTING STARS IN AUGUST
On Monday the 12th and Tuesday 13th of August, you´ll be able to experience even more magic during the night time, when there will be a meteor shower called “Perseids” The popular Spanish name for this event is “Las Lágrimas de San Lorenzo” (the tears of Saint Lawrence). This shower is the result of debris left over by the Swift-Tuttle comet – the biggest known object that has made repeated passes near our planet. If you want to make the most of this experience and see the stars more clearly, it might be a good idea to head out of the city into the countryside, as there is too much light pollution in the city, making it much more difficult to spot these shootings stars.