Jetting off to somewhere Spanish this week are you already living la vida loca in Spain? Either way, you’ll be pleased to know that many museums and attractions in Spain are reopening their doors and inviting visitors back in! Whether you’re a fan of history, a lover of architecture or an appreciator of fine arts, the news that museums and attractions in Spain are reopening will make your list of things to do in Spain that much better.
So, ready to look for ways to celebrate this return to arts, culture and adventure in Spain? Your search starts here and now. From virtual experiences and special events with Spain Awakens Week to outdoor theatre events, and more, we’ve rounded up the 5 great things to do in Spain in September 2020.
1. Kick things off with Spain Awakens Week: 7 – 13 September
6 weeks, 6 countries, 100+ museums and attractions – and you! Tiqets Awakening Weeks is on a mission to celebrate the reopening of museums and attractions worldwide and one of the countries we’re celebrating in is Spain.
From virtual experiences like exploring Gaudi’s La Pedrera and watching an exclusive Flamenco show at Tarantos to visiting these venues and more in person, there are all sorts of ways to get in on the Awakening Week action. Join in the Spain Awakens Week festivities by signing up for one of six virtual experiences in the week of 7-13 September or by booking safe and exciting experiences at participating museums and attractions.
2. Get festive with Madriz Summer Fest
A lot of festivals have been postponed but there are a couple in Spain that will go ahead with new safety measures in place. If you’re in Madrid you’ll want to check out Madriz Summer Fest. This year the festival will only admit 2,000 attendees and will implement safety measures like obligatory masks and social distancing. The festival runs until 15 September and includes acts by famed Flamenco dancer and choreographer Sara Baras as well a Rock in Family show for kids.
3. Catch a little star dust at the San Sebastian Film Festival
If spying Hollywood darlings is your idea of a good time, this is one the best things to do in Spain for you. Don’t miss the San Sebastian Film Festival taking place from 18-26 September. Catch screenings of up and coming films at this famous film festival and see if you can sneak your way onto the red carpet. The festival organisers have also put safety measures in place to protect attendees, so make sure your mask matches your outfit and that you keep 1.5m away from your fellow attendees – a sure way to prevent photo bombing, too!
4. Feast your eyes on these exhibitions
Spain is known for its iconic museums and architectural gems. From Madrid’s Prado museum to Barcelona’s Casa Batllo, you’ll find eye candy in every city. And to welcome you back to culture, many of the museums in Spain are debuting new exhibitions.
At the Prado, you can catch the exhibition “Reunited”, where the museum will display some of its most iconic artworks together in the museum at the same time, for the first time. At the CaixaForum (Barcelona), you’ll find the “Objects of desire. Surrealism and design. 1924-2020” exhibition. And, at the Thyssen-Bornemizsa, you can see the temporary exhibition “Joan Jonas. Moving Off the Land II”.
5. Don’t miss out on these Spain Awakens deals
Did we mention that during Spain Awakens Week you can take advantage of a host of special in-person deals? Book your tickets to these museums and attractions during the week of 7-13 September with Tiqets and enjoy these deals:
MNAC (Museum of National Art of Catalunya): Get two tickets for the price of one, plus 10% of the picnic and vermouth served on the terrace when you show your Tiqets ticket.
Codorníu Winery: Show the staff that you booked your Codorníu experience with Tiqets and get a FREE wine gift when you visit.
Museu del Cinema: Book during Spain Awakens and get two tickets for the price of one.
La Pedrera and Casa Vicens duo deal: Gaudí fans, this one’s for you. With Tiqets you can book one ticket and see two of Gaudí’s iconic houses, La Pedrera and Casa Vicens.