Barcelona’s Cultural Regatta: Over 200 activities to celebrate the arrival of the America’s Cup

Barcelona is promoting its Cultural Regatta at ITB China this year, offering a programme of culture, art, sports, gastronomy, science and leisure to strengthen Barcelona’s connection with the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup and spread the sailing buzz among people in the city.

The initiative has been put together with the collaboration and input of institutions in all spheres. Notable activities include a special edition of the classical music concert at the beach, with Gustavo Dudamel and Ludovic Morlot, offering two big open-air concerts open to the public at the Santa Sebastià beach on 11 and 12 July, and the 38th edition of the big havanera singing gathering “Barcelona cara al mar” at Port Vell on 15 June.

On 10 October, just ahead of the Match Race Final in the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup, there will be a ceremony from the beach offering a free show putting the city in the global spotlight. From 22 August, and throughout the competition, over 30 performances are planned on the main stage in the Village from Fridays to Sundays. The cultural programme designed by the ICUB consists of twenty performances for all audiences, aimed at giving visibility to the great potential of professional musicians and street artists, as well as displays of the city’s traditional culture.

The coming months will see libraries, museums and other city institutions offering exhibitions, debates, talks, shows and family activities. These initiatives will allow participants to discover the technology behind sailing regattas, the challenges facing coastal cities, the work and dreams of women seafarers, sea expeditions, the finest maritime literature and much more. Activities based around the city’s gastronomy, restaurants, commerce and markets are also planned before, during and after the sports event. For more information on the Cultural Regatta, stop by The Catalan Tourist Board stand.

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