Barcelona at night reminds the scent of Mediterranean, romantic streets and the sky full of stars. The pleasant atmosphere is complemented by live music, mysterious light and tourists deliberately strolling along the embankment. However, some places are especially beautiful at night. Let’s get-to-know them!
1. Visit the Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia is the most impressive religious art in Barcelona, as well as in the whole world. The masterpiece of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi deserves your attention day and night even though it is not finished yet.
In the daytime, the Sagrada Familia is surrounded by international tourists but it looks mysterious at night. You can see it from afar thanks to the abundant lighting.
2. Watch the Light Show of the Magic Fountain
The Magic Fountain is a unique combination of water, music, and light, which greatly mixes together into the impressive show.
The fantastic light show takes place every weekend at the foothill of the Montjuic Mountain.
Spectators approach the magic fountain before the light show starts. So, if you want to have the best seats around the fountain or on the stairs, you should be there before sunset.
3. Be Impressed by Torre Agbar
Torre Agbar is the highest and most impressive skyscraper in Barcelona built in the high tech style. Though it is not much noticeable in the daytime, it becomes the centerpiece of the night city.
The skyscraper is full of LED lamps, which make the building change its colour all the time. During holidays Torre Agbar shows peculiar images and colourful shapes on the surface.
Everybody can go inside the building in order to see the night city.
4. Spanish Village
Spanish Village includes 117 buildings, which belong to different historical periods of Spain. It means you can visit all regions in Spain staying in Catalonia. It is about history and culture of the whole country.
Keep in mind that on weekends the Spanish Village is waiting for visitors during the whole night.
5. Walk Along Port Vell
Barcelona is famous for its seaside location, the endless embankment, and the old port. It attracts thousands of tourists to watch the sunrise and swim in the afternoon. However, if you decide to walk there at night, you will feel the charm of the Mediterranean Sea.
If you have limited time, rent a bike and move along the Old Port and the rest of the embankment fast.
6. Enjoy the View From Tibidabo Mountain
Tibidabo Mountain is the highest point overlooking the whole Barcelona. It is worth to spend the whole day on the top. You can go there in the afternoon to visit the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is similar to the other one in Rio de Janeiro. After that, you can enjoy sunset looking at the first Catalan city, and sit in a restaurant until the late evening.
Local people recommend spending a romantic evening in Bar Mirablau on the Tibidabo Hill.
7. Go to Night Clubs
Since Barcelona is a major tourist location, its nightlife is always saturated and colourful. If you walk around the center in the evening, you will get a lot of invitations to visit various nightclubs at night.
The following nightclubs are considered the best for the musical style crazy parties: Opium Mar, Pacha, Shoko, Bling Bling, Eclypse, Hyde, etc.
8. Organize Bar Crawling For Your Fun
Hanging out in bars is always fun with a company of friends. However, even if you are alone in Barcelona, you have a chance to meet a lot of amazing travellers in night bars.
Taste top beverages in a bar, and move on to the other one. When it comes to the best bars around Catalonia, local people recommend the following ones: Marmalade, Palau Dalmases Espai Barroc, 360 Terrace, London Bar, Milk and many other.
If you know some local people, ask them to recommend you the most enjoyable places.
9. Listen to Live Music
Nights with live music are always atmospheric and unforgettable. Through the concerts, musicians spread their positive emotions to the public.
There are many places with live music throughout the city center but some of them deserve special attention among tourists. Don’t hesitate to visit Jamboree, Sala Apolo or Harlem Jazz Club depending on your music preference.
10. Feel the Spirit of the Olympics in Montjuic Hill
Local Catalans often remember the Summer Olympics. No wonder Montjuic Hill is still associated with the Olympic Village, which was there in 1992.
There is a magnificent building of the Museum of the National Art in Montjuic Hill but it is closed at night. Still, you can have a stunning view of the central Barcelona and light show view from the hill.
Updated: March 22, 2018