There’s nothing like a night on the town!
That’s especially true when it comes to vacation time, and even more so when it is a spot known for its wild nightlife. Enter a city such as Barcelona. Sure, it’s a great place to visit by day, but so much of what it has to offer only gets better when the sun goes down. That’s doubly so considering the fact that it can get pretty hot and dry in Barcelona, especially during summertime, so if you’re not much for warm weather you might well prefer to take a siesta inside, and wait for the more temperate nighttime hours to roll around.
With that out of the way, here’s a quick look at what to do in Barcelona at night.
Of Concerts, Cafes, and Cocktails
Barcelona is home to some of the finest examples of Catalan culture in the world. If you want to experience this first-hand, just try the Palau De La MusicaCatalana. It’s Barcelona’s most famous concert hall, and it’s simply dazzling by night!
Of course, you might want to go for something a bit more laid back instead. If that’s more your style, then you’ll want to try any number of the great street cafés throughout the city. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Spain without some truly wild nightclubs and cocktail bars. If you want to go to a place with that special mix of class and culture, you might try the Mirablau Cocktail Bar, which is located several stories up and thus affords a stunning view of much of the city, including one of the crown jewels of Barcelona, the SagradaFamilia.
Some people hate feeling “touristy” when they go on vacation. That said—come on, let’s be real. You are a tourist, and you are on vacation! When in Rome, do as the Romans do, and when in Barcelona, well…there’s nothing wrong with indulging a shameless touristy whim or two, especially in a city as beautiful by moonlight as this.
So, as long as you don’t mind the locals probably spotting the fact you’re a total out-of-towner, you’ll want to take in a couple of the hottest nighttime tourist attractions in Barcelona, namely a stroll down the famous Las Ramblas street. It’s one of the most famous streets in Barcelona, and filled with all kinds of great shopping, food, and Barcelona-specific goods. What’s more, as with so many famous streets, it takes on a special allure come nighttime.
Another tourist hotspot you’ll want to catch is the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. This is a spectacular water and light show, with the music and moonlit ambience of Spain by night. This is an especially great choice if you have children, and want to go out for a night on the town to a place a bit more friendly than the aforementioned cocktail bars and nightclubs. It should be noted that this attraction can get a little packed come nighttime—again, it’s a popular tourist attraction—so you’ll probably want to arrive a little early and keep an extra watchful eye on any small children you might have.
Have a great night on the town at any number of these great nighttime Barcelona hotspots.