Concert / Music Festival
Since 1999, music fans and audiophiles of all stripes have flocked to the Festival Mil-lenni in Barcelona. Every year, the festival stretches from November through May, inviting the biggest bands and performers to help Catalonia make it through ... moreThroughout the city
Café / Tea House
Party Earth Review Tucked away in a sequestered courtyard near La Seu Cathedral, Caj Chai is a romantic tea house that serves infusions from every corner of the globe, though it specializes in the Far East. Leaves picked during the humid autumn in the Himalayan mountains are no ordinary leaves, and Caj Chai’s menu advises customers of all ... more
Sant Domenec del Call, 12
Once a year in Barcelona, dancers from around the world flock to the barSWINGona Barcelona Swing Festival. The barSWINGona Barcelona Swing Festival, founded in 1998, aims to unite people who are passionate about swing dancing and music with ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review A bullring turned shopping center, a “magic” fountain, a famed museum, and beautiful parks can all be found around Plaça d’Espanya, easily one of the liveliest squares in Barcelona. The several major thoroughfares that connect here mean there’s a constant buzz of traffic around the square itself, which is anchored by a ... more
Plaça d'Espanya, 1
The life of a contemporary artist is a constant battle to get his or her innovative work seen by a wide audience. To help promote contemporary artists, studios, and galleries throughout Barcelona, art lovers flock to the annual Jugada a 3 ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review One of the most famous food markets in the world, La Boqueria offers a pleasant assault on the senses, from the smell of exotic spices, to the sounds of haggling voices, to the exquisite taste of Spain’s best produce. Everyone from housewives, foodies, and business people to Ferran Adrià – famed chef of the El Bulli restaurant ... more
Plaça de la Boqueria
Once a year in Barcelona, local and international members of the gay community head to Bearcelona. Bearcelona is one of the largest annual meeting points for the bear population in all of Spain. Bearcelona takes place over a week and features ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Inaugurated in 1995, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is a vast white temple to modern art designed by American architect Richard Meier, but it’s the space around the building, including the Plaça dels Àngels, which has become a daily hangout for hordes of young people ... more
Plaça dels Àngels
Concert / Music Festival
Music lovers gear up for over forty performances from February through June at the annual Guitar Festival BCN. Held at venues throughout Barcelona, the Guitar Festival BCN features iconic legends and emerging acts in concert. Artists featured ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Calmer and more sophisticated than the likes of Plaça Reial or Port Olimpic, Passeig del Born is the central square of the Born district and yet another hub of Barcelona nightlife – but this one boasts the highest concentration of bars in the city. Once the site of medieval jousting tournaments, the rectangular area is ... more
Passeig del Born
Festival / Holiday Event
On a day in April, Catalan celebrates the most romantic day of the year with the annual Sant Jordi Festival. Centered each year around Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the Sant Jordi Festival is Cataluña’s own unique version of Valentine ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Just a stone’s throw away from the bustling Las Ramblas is Plaça Reial, a charming square that captures the essence of daily life in Barcelona. An elegant fountain forms the centerpiece of this vibrant spot, where it’s easy to see all the activity, watch the cosmopolitan mix of people come and go, or catch some impromptu ... more
There is boundless energy in Barcelona and, as such, boundless things to do in Barcelona too! The city buzzes day and night, especially along the legendary Las Ramblas, a kilometer stretch full of daily events, shopping, landmarks, artists, street vendors, and merchants.
Quiet contemplation is also a cinch, as countless things to do like parks and plazas along the city’s edge make it easy to relax outdoors and escape the urban bustle. Less quiet, though equally alluring, are the myriad beaches where Barcelona’s bronzed and beautiful flock to during the high season to lie about and drink beer the minute they get off work. Now THAT’S a Happy Hour!
And once the sun sets, the grand Barcelona nightlife steps up to the stage, promising late night revelry that can only be cured by one more day lounging on the beach.