The top things to do in Barcelona at night

What to do in Barcelona at night

If you’re visiting the vibrant Catalan capital anytime soon, you may be wondering exactly what to do at night in Barcelona?

Well, that’s where I come in. I’ve gone ahead and asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to list their favourite fun things to do in Barcelona at night, to hopefully inspire you to get out after dark and experience a difference side to beautiful Barcelona.

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Things to do in Barcelona at night
Font Magicas

By Vicki Franz from Vickiviaja

Font Màgica de Montjuïc is one of the most beautiful sights of Barcelona and one of the best things to do in Barcelona at night. Therefore it should definitely be part of every Barcelona itinerary. Depending on the season, there is light, and water shows several times a week, which you can admire here at the magic fountains.

Be sure to check the performance times beforehand and be there on time in order to get a space in the front row – because it gets crowded. The performance lasts around an hour, but of course, you don’t have to watch it completely. However, I recommend planning at least half an hour to be enchanted by the beautiful play of water and colours.

The Magic Fountains are located at the foot of Montjuïc, one of the city’s most famous mountains, near the harbour. The Font Màgica show can, therefore, be perfectly combined with a visit to Montjuïc Castle.

The best way to marvel at the magical water show is to take the metro or bus to Plaza España. From there, it is only a few meters walking to the fountains. The Magic Fountains should definitely be top of your list on what to see in Barcelona at night.

2. Take a Food Tour

FoodTour - Amber Hoffman - Best Spain Food Tour
FoodTour - Amber Hoffman - Best Spain Food Tour

By Amber Hoffman from Best Spain Food Tours

Barcelona, is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain. From beaches to stunning architecture, it has something for every traveler. It’s also one of the best food cities in the world.

For travellers coming to Barcelona for its world class food, the eating doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. In fact, dining in Spain, especially in Barcelona, really gets going at night.

With hundreds of bars and restaurants to choose from in Barcelona it can be difficult to find the best food to eat. One way to solve this problem is by taking a food tour.

There is an abundance of food tour operators in Barcelona offering a wide range of tour options. With private tours, group tours, food focused tours and wine focused tours, travellers to Barcelona can easily find the right tour to experience dining or drinking in Barcelona.

The night time food tours not only expose travellers to Barcelona’s incredible cuisine, but they offer a glimpse into how residents of Barcelona dine out. After a day of museums and sightseeing, make sure to save some energy to explore the city at night on a Barcelona food tour.

3. Flamenco at Jazz Si Club:

Flamenco
Flamenco

By Caitlin Galer-Unti from The Vegan Word

While flamenco may not be from Barcelona (its origins are hundreds of kilometres away in Andalusia), you can catch a top-notch flamenco performance at Jazz Si club in the Raval area. The club also hosts live jazz and blues nights if you’re a music aficionado and makes for a great night out.

Avoid those flamenco flyers being pushed on you by touts as you walk down the Ramblas; the performances tend to be aimed solely at tourists and overpriced.

Instead, if you’re a music fan, head to this cosy bar tucked away down a side street and mostly frequented by locals. It’s associated with a music school and has been running for more than 25 years, putting on live jazz, blues and flamenco nights, along with the occasional salsa evening, daily since.

Beforehand, you may want to grab dinner at vegetarian eatery Sesamo nearby, which serves up some of the best veggie eats in the city (for a full guide to vegan Barcelona, see here).

Prices at Jazz Si are affordable, with entry starting at 6€ a head with a drink included. You can check their website for a list of upcoming gigs here: https://tallerdemusics.com/en/jazzsi-club.

Definitely one of the best Barcelona night-time experiences!

4. Dinner at Teresa Carles

Teresa Carles dessert - Wendy Werneth - Nomadic Vegan.
Teresa Carles dessert - Wendy Werneth - Nomadic Vegan.

By Wendy Werneth of The Nomadic Vegan

With its cosy atmosphere and dim lighting, Teresa Carles is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. And it’s an especially great choice if one or both of you is vegan or vegetarian.

This long-standing restaurant has been serving up delicious food since 1979, and it’s one of the most popular vegetarian eateries in Barcelona. Despite the chic and stylish decor, prices here are surprisingly affordable. Reservations are definitely recommended, as it does fill up quickly.

Centrally located just around the corner from Plaça de Catalunya, it’s convenient for stopping in after a long day of sightseeing. The staff are very attentive and friendly, and the menu includes a huge variety of options.

Two of my favourites are the nachos and the guilt-free chocolate cake! And if you love the dining experience at Teresa Carles, check out some of the other restaurants owned by the same family. In Barcelona there’s Vegetalia, and elsewhere in Spain there’s Paradis in Lleida and Baobab in Zaragoza.

5. Drinks at Dr. Stravinsky

Dr Stravinsky - Lauren Cirkot - Always Find Adventure
Dr Stravinsky - Lauren Cirkot - Always Find Adventure

By Lauren Cirkot from Always Find Adventure

Dr. Stravinsky, recently named #25 on a list of the top bars in the world, is the must-experience cocktail bar when you’re in the labyrinth of streets in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Yet another one of the best things to do at night in Barcelona.

This is a great place to either start your night of bar hopping, or getting a pre-dinner drink, or if you’re lucky, an after-dinner drink. The ambiance feels almost like a speakeasy, with the floor-to-ceiling shelves that have bottles of herbs flavouring different liquors, velvet curtains, and dimmed lighting. The bottles and flasks at the bar and upstairs make you feel like you’re in a vintage laboratory.

The cocktails are carefully crafted and very original. The owners pride themselves on using natural and homemade ingredients and mixers to flavour their drinks, including their own tonic water, kombucha and kefir. Some drinks even include herbs, broccoli, or a pinecone!

Your drink will be strong but delicious, and it’s worth it for the experience. I recommend arriving there on the earlier side because as the night goes on, the line starts to form.

6. Check out a concert in Barcelona at the Palau de la Musica

Palau De La Musica - Noel Morata - Travel Photo Discovery
Palau De La Musica - Noel Morata - Travel Photo Discovery

By Noel Morata from Travel Photo Discovery

One of the fun things to do in Barcelona at night, is to go to a local concert and the best place to do that is the amazing concert hall called the Palau de la Musica.

Located in the historic part of the city, this architectural masterpiece glows at night with gorgeous stained glass, lit up details that magically invite you to enter and it even gets better inside. The interiors are rich with ornate craftsmanship and lovely details that evoke an otherworldly experience and when you do enter the concert hall, there is a gigantic stained-glass chandelier that truly is out of this world.

Check out what’s being performed immediately when you arrive so you can make a reservation because events fill out quickly at the Palau de la Musica, including a local dance program that makes an appearance regularly and is really spectacular.

When you have the time, take a break at the lovely cafe serving local favourites and delicious little Catalan bites. It is also a beautiful space and fun to people watch during intermission. When you are visiting the rest of Barcelona, check out my post here on the best viewpoints of Barcelona from above here for inspiration and spots to view the city and take some fun selfies.

7. Opera at El Liceu

Turandot-Liceu By Elisa from World in Paris
Turandot-Liceu By Elisa from World in Paris

By Elisa from World in Paris

One of the classiest things to do in Barcelona when it gets dark is to attend an opera show at el Liceu de Barcelona. El Liceu is the opera theatre of the Catalan capital, and it is located on the Rambles de Barcelona, not far from Plaça Catalunya or Plaça Reial.

El Liceu was in the 19th century the place to go of the Catalan bourgeoisie, the place to see and to be seen. Today the theatre is a more popular option, with affordable prices and a more relaxed dress code.

Historically El Liceu is a Wagnerian opera theatre, meaning that they are world known for their opera performances written by Richard Wagner. Of course, visitors can also see operas by other important composers, the picture corresponds to Puccini’s Turandot. Actually, the agenda at El Liceu is always well-curated and very interesting!

After the show, we recommend having a last drink at Café de l’Opera, just in front of the theatre. This is the perfect place to exchange impressions about the show, other cultural events, and local gossip.

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