Spain month by month: June

Best things to do in Spain in June

Spain in June

June is an excellent time of the year to visit Spain and in this article, we cover the best things to do in Spain in June.

Spain is a large country and the weather can differ a lot from North to South. In June, summer is just around the corner. In the north of Spain, temperatures remain relatively mild, but in southern Spain, the temperature slowly begins to creep up and it can start to get pretty hot in some places. It is not high season just yet but places start getting progressively more crowded from June onwards. 

Check out some of the best events, festivals and activities you can enjoy in Spain in June. 

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San Juan fiestas in Alicante

On June 23rd, different communities across Spain celebrate the beginning of the summer months with traditional festivals, markets, and celebrations. Each region celebrates San Juan in its own way, but perhaps the most famous celebration takes place in the city of Alicante where they celebrated with a roaring bonfire and a fiesta into the early hours of the morning. 

Bornfire during the San Juan Festival in alicate, Spain

The San Juan Fiestas in Alicante, or Bonfires of San Juan, are a celebration of pagan origin that is repeated in many towns in Spain and similarly in other cities around the world for the arrival of the summer solstice. They can go on from the 21st to 23rd of June, the shortest night of the year. In the fires, the evil is destroyed and the freshly picked harvests are celebrated.

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Haro – The battle of Wine in Haro, Rioja

On June 29th the village of Haro in Rioja is divided into two teams, ready to soak each other in liters and liters of wine. This spectacle dates back to the sixth century when pilgrims to the region would enjoy a feast after mass with enormous quantities of wine.


They say that the tradition of going on a pilgrimage to Bilivio (the old name Haro used to have) Crags comes from the XV century where the master of San Millán (Felices de Bilivio) lived and died. A chapel was built in his name in the eighteenth century and every 29th of June a mass and subsequent lunch was held for the festival of San Pedro. This has evolved big time and the battle of wine is one of the top festivals in Northern Spain, and very popular due to the use of wine as a main component in the day!

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The Corpus in Toledo

Every year during the month of June the streets of Toledo look different, special: flowers and awnings decorate the city as part of the most important festival in the city of Toledo: The Corpus Christi. of the Imperial City: Corpus Christi. This festival attracts visitors from all over the world.

The Corpus Christi in Toledo is actually a procession that lasts three hours. It starts from the Cathedral Primada and goes through some of the emblematic streets of Toledo. The streets look beautiful this day! A ceremonial stop takes place at the main Plaza of Toledo: Zocodover. The procession is composed of all areas of life in Toledo, military, religious and civil. In case you prefer to avoid the crowds during Corpus day we recommend you visit Toledo a few days before to enjoy the beautiful decoration in the streets.

alcazar of toledo day

Toledo may shadow today next to Madrid, the capital. Relatively small in size, Toledo is however large, actually huge, in the nations´s history and it is a must see place for culture seekers.

Toledo used to be the capital of Spain till this honour changed in favour of Madrid. Toledo was once a super religious power and the centre of a multicultural society that, despite not always in peace, managed to live together in the middle ages.

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Pride week in Madrid 

Madrid’s famous parade takes place on July 6th, but the city will be bursting with color from June 28th, when Pride Week officially starts. The city comes alive with performances, concerts, parties, etc. in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Madrid city guide

Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants but the entire metropolitan area gets to a population of approximately 6.5 million. It is a vibrant city, where art and fun co-exist. In this Madrid city guide you will find ideas to plan your trip and make the most out of it.

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Patum de Berga  (Berga, Northwest of Barcelona)

This festival was declared of cultural interest by Unesco. The Patum de Berga is celebrated during the week of Corpus Christi Week in the town of Berga (90 minutes drive from Barcelona). A magical festival with theatre performances, dances, and music where fire plays an important role. A fantastic excuse to enjoy a short trip to Barcelona. Not to be missed!

Thumb Barcelona city guide

Barcelona is Spain´s second largest city and the capital of Catalonia. The city has something from everyone. Its Mediterranean character contrasts its gothic roots, which also contrast with its wide avenues and beautiful modern buildings.

Barcelona is a place where architecture and art melt together. The influence of Gaudi has been profound and exceeds his masterpieces.

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