Following on from our last post about Summer Nights at the Castle we highlight another event held outdoors in the grounds of Montjuic Castle, the Sala Montjuic.

Every year in July, the former moat of Montjuïc Castle (it has been drained, fortunately) is converted into an outdoor cinema, hosting a series of world-class movies and wonderful live music concerts.

Sala Montjuic’s organisers describe the event thus: “A selection of the best movies of all time, with concerts, picnics and short films”. It is hard to find fault here. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July, Sala Montjuic is screening a selection of films of all genres, from the classics to the latest international hits.

All films are movies are displayed on a huge screen in their original language with Spanish subtitles.

Performances are proceeded by a concert starting at 9pm, and the concert often has a theme to ties in with the movie that is about to be screened.

Curtains usually draw on the film itself at about 10 pm, when night falls over the city. Visitors can bring a picnic, or indulge in the local specialties and beers offered at food stalls.

With a authentic tranquil setting on Montjuïc away from the hustle and bustle, a laid-back summer vibe, and breathtaking views of Barcelona’s beautiful skyline, it is no wonder this open air cinema has become one of the season’s highlights.

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