Música als parcs: free concerts in Barcelona’s parks and gardens

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Música als parcs is a free musical event that will delight fans of classical, jazz and gospel music. Enjoy!

música als parcs

Música als parcs (literally “music in the parks”) every year allows people to attend free concerts in Barcelona while enjoying the balmy nights and calming atmosphere of its parks and gardens. A real top tip!

The Música als parcs concept

Música als parcs is an event with a number of objectives.

  • It makes culture accessible by organising good concerts that are open to the public.
  • It brings people to the city’s green spaces, transforming them into Summer concert halls.
  • It showcases young musical talent: every year a huge casting is held to unearth up and coming musicians.

These musicians are usually Catalan or Spanish, but Música als parcs is becoming more and more international, with more foreign groups participating in the concerts.

The Música als parcs programme

Jazz and classical music concerts

Jazz and classical music are the two main styles featured in Música als parcs.

Concerts generally start at 8pm or 9pm (unless stated otherwise).

  • Our advice: arrive a little early to be sure of getting a good space.

The Banda municipal and other groups

Some concerts have other styles of music, such as gospel, and Barcelona’s versatility comes across in the line up. Created in 1886, it has included musicians such as Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and even Maurice Ravel!

The parks and gardens of Música als parcs

27 parks and gardens are transformed into concert halls for Música als parcs. Some are particularly well known such as Parc de la Ciutadella, and others less so, which makes this a great opportunity to discover little green corners all over the city.

Central parks and gardens participating in Música als parcs

  • Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Parc de Joan Miró
  • Jardin del Pou de la Figuera
  • Parc de la Estación del Norte

Less central parks and gardens

  • Turó Park
  • Jardins de la Tamarita
  • Parc de las Aguas Guinardó
  • Jardins de la Primavera
  • Parc de la Creueta del Coll
  • Jardins de Rubió i Lluch
  • Jardins de Ernest Lluch
  • Jardins de la Mediterrània
  • Parc Central de Nou Barris
  • Jardins de Montbau
  • Jardins de Can Mantega
  • Parc de la Trinitat
  • Pantano de Vallvidrera
  • Jardins de la Font dels Ocellets
  • Jardins de Can Brasó

Find the full list here.

So, are you ready to awaken the music lover in you?

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Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?