On June 23, the people of Barcelona will once again enjoy the authentic verbena of St. John on the beach. Although last year the Barcelona City Council decided to close all its Beaches to avoid crowds due to the pandemic, this 2021 is scheduled to open and the return of music, dances and bonfires in the sand. It was announced this Monday by the Deputy Mayor for Security, Albert Batlle, during a press conference.
“The forecast is that this year there will be a festival in Sant Joan quite similar to the ones we have had before”, said Batlle, who also pointed out that this will be extended to other locations: “I have already advanced that the beaches will be open, not only in Barcelona, but also in the rest of the municipalities with beaches in the metropolitan area.”
The deputy mayor has pointed out that the police device that night will be for “Avoid situations that could seriously affect security”, and that, as in previous years, the Guardia Urbana, Mossos d’Esquadra and the Port Police will take part in it. Likewise, they will be in charge of empty the beaches at 6:00 so that the cleaning services intervene, so that they can reopen the beaches to the general public around 9:00.