Barcelona on New Years Eve
Are you planning to be in Barcelona for the special night of the year (New Year eve) and you haven’t chalked out how you are going to spend your night with your friends and family? You are at the right spot. We bring you the best way to explore the local traditions, enjoy the fireworks display and last but not the least the best spots to spend your new year eve partying.
What do locals do in New Year eve?
It is always interesting to know how the locals celebrate this special night (Nochevieja meaning New Year). Well, most of the Spaniards spend the time with their family feasting. The traditional dish of Barcelona is escudella amb carn d’olla – a dish prepared using meat cuts and served with pasta shells. As soon as it strikes 12 in the midnight, the locals eat 12 grapes with 12 dongs. It is believed that if you are able to eat all of them without any trouble, you will have good luck in the following year.
Well there are other ways to toast for the New Year. People toast their drink with a gold ring in a glass of cava, it is believed that doing this tradition brings a lot wealth and makes your life prosperous. After this tradition, locals head out to meet their friends and party all night long. You don’t have to wait till midnight to hangout as we bring you a guide to enjoy the New Year eve in Barcelona to the fullest.
Streets filled with events
Every year the Magic Fountain of Montjuic organizes New Year Celebration. The best part is the event has free entry and offers live music, lights and a pyrotechnic display.
While there are multiple options to choose from if you are looking for a family event this New Year. It’s always a great idea to grab your seat well in advance by booking tickets online for the event you choose. The show usually starts 30 mins before the midnight. To head back home, we advise you to commute via Tarragona Metro Station instead of Espanya Metro Station to avoid crowd and congestion.
- Placa Catalunya
This place is strategically located in the center of the city which results in a lot of crowd during the New Year Eve. But it stands out as the best option being affordable. You have to be a little alert when people participate in cava tradition. It could be a real mess and definitely a nightmare if you are safety and health freak. You don’t have carry your grapes and cava, you can get it for a price here.
Now let’s look at the best clubs to celebrate New Year Eve…
In Barcelona, there are variety of options available to party. But here is the list of clubs you can choose from and make sure you buy tickets well in advance
With a rich history of hosting New Year party 30 years in a row, the club boasts of organizing the best party in the city. You can enjoy your grapes, drinks and live music till early morning (10:30 PM till 6 AM). It is spacious with a Plaza Mayor and a VIP area for a lavish display. You will have to shell out 35 Euros to grab your seat/ticket.
The club boasts of being the biggest club in the town. You would never get disappointed with the space (5 Rooms and a roof terrace) it has for you to party. Tickets are priced based on the entry time
- 10:30 PM till 12 Midnight – 49.5 Euros (which includes 2 drinks, a T-Shirt, a party bag, grapes and cava)
- From 12 midnight onwards – 39.5 Euros (which includes everything except grapes and cava)
You can Sala Apolo as the second largest club in the city and the only club which keeps its price fair during the New Year eve. It would cost you around 25 Euros (15 Euros for Plastic Club and Primavera Sound 2017 card members). You can enjoy techno, house and hip hop music.
Book your tickets here.
Pacha needs no introduction as it is an international destination where the New Year eve party begins a few minutes before it strikes 12 and continues till 6 in the morning. You can book ticket as low as 30 Euros here. The music is going to range from hip hop to R&B.
It is a beach club where you can enjoy dancing with dinner. You will definitely get a gorgeous sea view along with the lavish New Year party this year. You can book your tickets for 50 Euros and the party will be from 12 midnight till 6 in the morning.
Opium will start earlier than Shoko around 10:30 PM. You will definitely awe struck with the lavish interior of the club. Tickets for the New Year eve is priced at 50 Euros and above
Luz de Gas
The nightclub which was earlier a cabaret theatre is considered to one of the oldest clubs in the city. You will be attuned to get a relaxing environment experience this New Year eve. You can check more about this club here
There are other venues to check out as well like – Jamboree, Sulton Club and El Molino for the riveting shows being organized.
For a Rooftop experience in New Year…
There are venues such as Mandarin Oriental, Casa Fuster and La Dolce Vitae are expensive but gives a true rooftop experience. If you are on a tight budget, try for 1881 Sagardi. Mirablau Club offers stunning view of entire city situated on Tibidabo Hill.
Try out something different…
Go for Tablao Flamenco Cordobes for an exotic New Year eve experience. In this event, 80 guests will be invited for dinner and a flamenco show for 225 Euros per person. For an icy experience, visit Ice Barcelona where its ice everywhere. The party is set to begin around 10:30 PM and it would cost you 25 Euros in Ice Barcelona.
The best way to commute in New Year eve is Metro as it will run all night. So give no excuse and enjoy your New Year Eve to the best. Wish you a great 2019!