Off to Barcelona with a usual itinerary to do local sightseeing during the day is very cliché. Of course, there are a number of beaches to see and Antoni Gaudi’s impressive architectures to visit.
But this Catalan capital and also the most popular tourist city in Spain comes alive at night with beautiful street lights decorating the city and offering some of the most fun-filled experiences for tourists. Certainly a bonus for the nocturnal!
Check out these top things to do in Barcelona from late evening to early morning. Your call would be to place them in order the way you want.
1. Casa Mila La Pedrera at Night
This has been declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. Casa Mila has opened up for tourists their “The Origins” show offering a night tour to the beautiful architecture. Witness the magic at night with a tour through the Passeig de Gràcia and Carrer de Provença courtyards, the Espai Gaudi and the Roof-terrace. End the tour with a scrumptious meal at Café La Pedrera. Enjoy this memorable moment by night gazing the gleaming city of Barcelona.
2. Indulge in Sunset view of Barcelona
Sunset views are always mesmerizing and to do that in a new city is a different experience. Barcelona offers an array of sunset viewpoints where you can chill, relax and have fun sipping on some bird dog whiskey. Some of the famous sunset spots in Barcelona can be traced easily by asking the locals or your tour guide. To make the experience even more exciting you can take a sunset cruise and enjoy the serenity of the sea as you view the sun going down.
3. Drop by Some Amazing Bars
Barcelona has quite a thrilling nightlife and the locals would agree. There are some amazing bars in the city offering the best food, drinks, and great music. Some even include regular live performances grooving the crowd throughout the night. Order yourself a Glenlivet 12 and make the most of the moment in such a happening city. La Terraza is very famous and trendy among locals and tourists alike. Ever thought a bar can teach you some history? Yes, the oldest cocktail bar in Barcelona – Boadas Cocktails is one to look out for. The spirit of the city’s nightlife comes alive in these bars.
4. Experience the Opera
If you haven’t ever been to an opera, you can do it here in Barcelona. Some of the most popular opera venues are El Palau de la Música Catalana and Gran Teatre del Liceu. To know about the city’s history and culture what else could a better way than this. Do make sure you have your tickets booked early. It will surely be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
5. The Delightful Magic Fountain of Montjuic
If your travel companion includes kids, they will love it and have a gala time at the Magic Fountain of Montjuic. It shows some spectacular display of light, motion in colors along with music and even water acrobatics. Created in the year 1929, by another well know Catalan architect Carles Buigas, the fountain displays a show every half an hour. Depending on the season the show timings usually vary between 20:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs or 21:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs or 21:30 hrs to 22:30 hrs.
6. Experience the Open-Air Cinema at Sala Montjuic
By now you must have realized how exceptionally enjoyable a Barcelona trip could be. This is another reason it attracts locals as well as tourists visiting the city during mid-summer. You need to hike up to the Montjuic castle to witness this wonderful experience of open-air cinema. Watch the best films in their original language with Spanish subtitles for the convenience of the locals. Grab some blankets and pillows, a chair and have some nutritious night snacking options like quinoa Tesco.
7. Take a Tapas Tour
You are in Spain, you ought to take a tapas tour no matter where in Spain you travel. Barcelona has some incredible bars and restaurants offering you some of the delicious Spanish cuisines. You will need a local food expert to enlighten you about the dishes. It is a practical way to know more about the city, make new friends, and learn a lot from all the hopping between the places.
8. Dine at the Fabra Observatory
Yet another exquisite experience you can have in Barcelona is dining at the terrace of Fabra Observatory. Besides offering observation and study of astronomy, meteorology, and seismology, it also offers unique dine-in experience during summers under the clear blue sky. You can ride off on a romantic getaway with your loved one and make sure you order some chocolates online to make the moment even more special.
There you go! Doesn’t it make you plan a trip to Barcelona straight away? These are very tempting travel experiences one can gain only in this Catalan city. Whether you want to party all night or just leisurely walk around the city streets, absorb the beauty of its creative architectures, you can do it all. Day or night Barcelona has something for everyone.
Jessica is a blogger who loves to write in different verticals. She co-authored Supercharge Organic Traffic: A popular course focusing on Organic Traffic for E-commerce. Her hobbies are traveling and reading.