Barcelona is a city for all visitors. Couples, families, groups of friends and, of course, young people too. With its wide range of night and daytime leisure activities, the city always has something to offer.
The city by night
Barcelona never sleeps. A reference in the international electronic music scene, the city dances to the beat of the best DJs. Night life in Barcelona is divided into areas with similar styles and characteristics. Lovers of jazz, rock, Latin rhythms or pop also have places to have fun.
The Raval and El Born neighbourhoods
El Raval is an example of a multicultural melting pot where the cultural options, even at night, blend in with quaint boutique style venues. It is an ideal place to have a drink and check out the 'El Gato' (The Cat) sculpture by the artist Fernando Botero. On the other hand, in the Born there are restaurants, bars open until late at night and cocktail bars with a sophisticated but warm atmosphere.
Walk around its streets and enjoy its bohemian atmosphere appreciated by both locals and tourists visiting the city.
At night this neighbourhood also comes to life thanks to its many bars and clubs with different kinds of music, as well as restaurants serving all types of cuisine. You can party in one of the bars in the famous Plaza Real, just a walk away down the Ramblas.
Have fun on a giant terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. The Port Vell area, with the Maremagnum as the main meeting point, is a favourite with visitors. As an alternative to choosing the tourist area of Barceloneta, you can also visit the Mar Bella beach for a drink in one of the relaxing beach bars, while enjoying the sun.
The most alternative scene in the city takes place in this old industrial district: indie rock and the latest pop music engage the younger audiences.
Music festivals such as Sonar, Primavera Sound, Cruïlla or the Mil-leni Festival are scheduled throughout the year for an all-night-long party experience!
The city by day
You can't miss the city's main modernism milestones. Walk around the "Golden Square" centre of Barcelona's bourgeoisie at the end of the 19th century, to admire the modernist buildings by Gaudí, Domènech and Montaner, Puig and Cadafalch, and other architects of this artistic movement, with the Sagrada Familia at the forefront.
The Barcelona Tourist Bus tours the main modernist buildings in the city, such as the Sagrada Familia, the Sant Pau Modernist Facilities, Casa Batlló or La Pedrera, among others. You can easily visit all of them with the city's public transport network and your Hola Barcelona Travel Card.
We recommend you take a break during your visit and sit in theMACBA square, a place where skateboarders show off their tricks in a very cool atmosphere.
The Montjuïc Mountain
Cultural and leisure proposals in a single natural environment:museums, gardens, history... In Montjuïc you can't miss out on the Cable Car that takes you up to the castle and from which you'll enjoy the best views of the city. Don't miss out either on the Poble Espanyol, an open-air museum that reproduces representative buildings from all over Spain.
You can also go to concerts, see samples of contemporary art and enjoy Spanish crafts and gastronomy.
The Red Route of the Barcelona Tourist Bus takes you to all the interesting spots on the Montjuïc mountain and leaves you at the foot of the Cable Car!
A day for football
When in Barcelona, treat yourself to a tour of one of the best football clubs in the world. Visit the Camp Nou and the Barcelona FC Museum where you can admire the trophies won by the different Barça sports teams throughout its history. It opened in 1984 with an area of 950 m², but its sporting successes and increasing visitors lead it to be extended three times to currently occupy an area of 3,500 m². If you can, go to one of the matches played at the Camp Nou and enjoy the best football in the world.
The Barcelona Football Club stop, on the Blue Route of the Barcelona Tourist Bus, is located in front of the entrances to the Camp Nou Experience, which includes the "tour" through the Camp Nou and the entrance to the museum.
The main shopping streets in Barcelona boast a combination of traditional establishments and design boutiques, luxury brands, craft shops and gourmet products. Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, Avinguda Diagonal and the Ciutat Vella or Gràcia neighbourhoods are some of the most popular shopping areas.
The Barcelona Tourist Bus will take you to any of the city's shopping areas. Both the Red Route and the Blue Route will take you to Passeig de Gràcia. From here you can stroll over to Rambla de Catalunya.
From the Barri Gòtic and Pla de Palau - Parc de la Ciutadella stops on the Red Route you can discover all the shops in the Gothic Quarter and El Born, while the Gràcia stop on the Blue Route is a good starting point for exploring the neighbourhood's most famous shops.