Guitar concerts in Barcelona
Some of Barcelona’s most important architectural and historic landmarks are hosting a season of music featuring the finest concerts in the Spanish guitar repertoire.
This year sees the 14th of these concert seasons, and it is expected to attract over 600.000 people. Concerts with Manuel González, Xavier Coll, Pedro Javier González, Ekaterina Záytseva, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, etc., the great masters of the Spanish guitar, who have gained worldwide recognition and been awarded some of the world’s most prestigious prizes.
The concerts will be held in ones of the most impressive landmarks of the city, as Capella de la Sang – Church of Santa Maria del Pi (14th century), this is one of the city’s most important Gothic churches and is located in one of the most delightful corners of the Gothic Quarter.
Crypt of Santa Maria del Pi (14th century), a unique venue which can seat 200 people. The crypt has been opened specially for these concerts.
Church of Sant Jaume (1057), located near the Plaça Sant Jaume, on the former site of a synagogue.
For all lovers of great music and guitar, Barcelona also offers an international guitar festival, from 20 February to 5 July 2014.The BCN Guitar Festival celebrates its quarter century, an history happening of Barcelona that is already part of the collective memory of the city, with the best musical offerings for the spring season. In addition, the producer of the festival, theProject, also reaches its 25th anniversary celebration and so it is not surprising that the lineup of this edition is the most spectacular of its history.
Throughout its history, the BCN Guitar Festival has adapted to changing times and has also nearing a young, urban and conceptually modern audience. To celebrate 25 years of life the stage will be taken by artists who have always been by its side, giving the best of themselves. Three lines punctuate the program for this year: one from the house (Barcelona and Catalonia), one from the rest of the peninsula and other one with international proposals of the highest and sometimes risky artistic quality. All information on the BCN Guitar Festival official website.
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