Every year Barcelona anxiously awaits the start of this summer classic in the city, the open-air film festival at Sala Montjuïc. If it sounds idyllic, well, it’s because it is: a great selection of films (classics and current) showing in one of the most beautiful and historic places in town, with live music before the screening, as well as short films, and if you want you can bring your own dinner and snacks or grab something from the picnic service offered on-site. And if your Spanish is a bit rusty, don’t worry – all but two of the 16 films in the programme are in English with Spanish subtitles, or in Spanish with English subtitles.
Bring a blanket or portable chairs to make the night as comfortable as possible, and if you don’t have chairs or forget to bring them, you can rent lounges for €3 each. There’s also a free shuttle bus service from Plaça Espanya, in front of the Tourist Information Point. The shuttles head for the Castle at 8.25pm and 9.30pm and back to Plaça Espanya once the film is over. (Please note that pets are not allowed.)
Doors open: 8.30 pm
Concert starts: 8:45 pm
Film starts: 10 pm
General fee: advance sales 6€ (+ 0,50€ charges) / box office: 6,50€
Ticket + guided tour of Castle: €10 (see further info here)
Entrance fee children: free for up to 6 yr olds. 4€ from 6 to 12.
Lounger hire: €3
Advance sales: here
Tickets are also on sale at the Sala Montjuïc box office
Sala Montjuïc is in the Fossat de Santa Eulàlia moat at Montjuïc Castle (Castell de Montjuïc).
How to get to Sala Montjuïc?
Own transport: Access by car, motorcycle or bicycle, with free parking areas near the castle.
By bus: There is a free shuttle service from Plaça Espanya. The stop is Located between the two towers.
– Plaça Espanya-Sala Montjuïc: at 8.15 and 9.30 pm from 8.15 pm to 9.30 pm
– Sala Montjuïc-Plaça Espanya: at the end of the film