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Barcelona New Year's Eve - celebrate New Year's in Barcelona

New years celebrations by Torre Agbar
New Year's celebration at the Torre Agbar in 2007.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Barcelona

Barcelona is a popular destination for New Year celebrations. There are a lot of tourists during this time so the hotel occupancy is high. Remember to book your accommodation far in advance.

12 Grapes and Cava 

If you're planning to celebrate New Year's Eve in Barcelona it's important that you prepare yourself by buying 12 grapes, you will need these when the clock strikes midnight. According to tradition you eat a grape for each strike if you want the new year to be a successful one. Wash them down with a glass of Cava or Champagne.

Where should you celebrate New Year's?

Most Barcelonians celebrate at home in the evening eating dinner with family and friends watching the celebrations on television. Later in the night people go out and the bars get crowded. There are those who choose to celebrate New Year's at one of the downtown restaurants offering New Year's menus (to a high price). These restaurants offer grapes and Cava when the clock strikes midnight.

The younger people celebrate New Year's on the beach or at Placa Catalunya where around 60 000 people come each year.

A much more quiet option that started in 2006 is the New Year's celebration at Torre Agbar. The celebration was broadcasted live on Catalan TV Channel 3 and it was so popular that they decided to continue this new tradition. Below you can watch a clip from the 2006 celebration.



Trendy bars i Barcelona

Mirablau - Address: C/ Manuel Amús, 2
A bar high up with breathtaking views of Barcelona. Perfect for a romantic date or an evening with your friends.

Buda Bar / Restaurante - Address: C/ Pau Claris, 92
This cozy cocktail bar in central Barcelona is the perfect place for having your first drink. Every Tuesday is "Model's night" when the local fashion brands showcase the latest fashion trends.

Dry Martini - Adress: C/ Aribau 162 - 166
Barcelona's first and most renowned cocktail bar among the local population has been here since 1978. The bartenders is dressed in white costumes and make fantastic cocktails. The bar also houses the restaurant Speakeasy.

Trendy nightclubs in Barcelona

The Sutton Club - Address: Carrer de Tuset, 13
One of the more trendy places in Barcelona where celebrities stop by all the time. This was where Ronaldinho spent his last months in Barcelona.

Elephant - Address: Passatge dels Til.lers, 1
Here is where the young and hip crowd go. Book a private table or even a private room.

Ribelinos - Address: Av. Diagonal 661 - 671
Exclusive club with a cool design and very good cuisine. Ribelinos is located next to the Barcelona Polo Club, spend an evening with good food, cocktails and disco.

The latest from Barcelona.
The magic kings are almost here

On Thursday, the arrival of the three kings parade will fill Barcelona with joy and excitement. The parade starts at 18:00.

See map over the parade
Koku Kitchen - Ramen in Barcelona

Swedish chef Robban Johansson is the creator behind Koku Kitchen, a ramen restaurant on Carabassa street down in central Barri Gotic. Do not miss next time around in Barcelona.

Koku Kitchen on Facebook
The three kings arrives to Barcelona on Thursday

As each year, the Three Kings receive a warm welcome from the people of Barcelona while they parade through the centre of the city. The parade start at 18:00 it will come to an end at 21:00.

Photos from the parade
Shopping in Barcelona

Barcelona is definitely one of the best shopping cities in Europe. In Barcelona you can stroll around shopping while passing by historical monuments, beautiful buildings and cosy tapas restaurants.

Barcelona Shopping Guide
Visit the markets!

In Barcelona there are many markets you can shop at. The Boqueria on La Rambla is the oldest and probably the best but there are other really nice ones.

Markets Barcelona
Go Car - The talking car

These small yellow open cars fits one driver and one passenger. Follow a GPS guided route to the best attractions in the city.

Go Car Tours
La Castanyada

Barcelonas "Halloween" is called La Castanyada. This traditional festival celebrated in Barcelona where people will be eating chestnuts and sweet potatoes all over town.

Where in Barcelona would you like to stay?

Do you want to stay close to the beach or in the city center? We help you choose the neighbourhood that matches your wishes.

Barcelona neighbourhood guide
Pablo Picasso

"The exhibition shows Picassos work from him as a boy, his school years in Barcelona to the melancholic blue period, surrealism and cubism in Paris."

Visit the museum
New Year s Eve in Barcelona

To celebrate New Year s Eve in Barcelona is very popular. It is however important to reserve your hotel early as prices tend to rise the closer we come to New Year s Eve.

Celebrate New Years Eve in Barcelona
Hotels in Barcelona
La Mercè 2016

If you are visiting Barcelona next week you should consider yourself lucky. Between the 18 and 24 of September we celebrate the biggest festival in Barcelona: La Mercè! A big fiesta with Catalan traditions and a lot of music. Everything is free!

More about La Merce
Las Ramblas in Barcelona

It s almost impossible to have visited Barcelona without hearing about La Rambla - the busy avenue with its street performers, street vendors, terraces and market, La Boqueria.

Read more
Beer in Barcelona?

After you have had enough cava and wine, it might be nice to try a tasty beer. La Cerveteca is an amazing bar and the boys serve beers from all over the world and for a good price. If you are not sure which one to choose, they let you try first. It is fun and it is delicious. The bar is located right next to El Correos (the main post office)

La Cerveteca
It is time for the Festa Major de Gràcia

Festa Major de Gràcia is one of the biggest and most colorful festivals in Barcelona. During the festival from the 15th to the 21th of August, the streets and balconies in Gràcia are decorated. Do not miss if you are in Barcelona!

Festa Major De Gràcia
Gràcia neighbourhood guide
Top squares in Gràcia

Have you heard about the relaxed and sweet neighborhood Gràcia? Read our guide about how to find the best squares and terraces in the area.

Top Squares in Gràcia

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Relax a few days in the nice village of Sitges.
Search hotels and apartments in Sitges
Let us guide you to the best squares (placas) in Barcelona.
We tell you about our favourites in Barcelona!
Miró, Picasso, Dalí and Tapies. Here you find our favourites.
From Miró museum you have an incredible view!
Summer in Barcelona equals party and fiesta!
Street Festivals in Barcelona.
Cool postcards and other design from Barcelona!
Different Souevenirs from Barcelona in Urbarna.
Visit the holy mountain just outside Barcelona.
Experience Montserrat!
We have the guide to all Barcelona's beaches!
Barcelona beach guide
Visit Camp Nou and FC Barcelona!
A night on Camp Nou is an incredible experience
Join us when we visit Barcelona's markets
Food markets in Barcelona
In May each year Barcelona organize Formula 1
Missa inte Formel 1 cirkusen
Sant Jordi the 23rd of April each year in Catalonia
Sant Jordi and the dragon
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Dream yourself away in the beautiful and mystical Labyrinth Park.
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