Barcelona is popular with tourists because it is one of the cities that never sleeps. There are plenty of things to do here during the day, but when the sun goes down and the city’s twinkling lights illuminate the streets, the city really kicks in. It starts late and ends even later – sometimes as late as dawn.

​​Whether you like lazy nights at the marina, wild nights at the disco, or experiences in between. Here are our picks for the best places to enjoy yourself when night falls in Barcelona. Let’s see what you can visit at night in this majestic city!


Rooftop Bars in Barcelona

Rooftop bars are arguably the best vantage points from which to admire Barcelona’s impressive architecture. Fortunately, the city has a wide range of rooftop terraces and rooftop bars in all areas, each offering a breathtaking panoramic view and an unusual atmosphere.

The Colón’s panoramic terrace has views of Barcelona Cathedral and the Gothic Quarter, and is the perfect setting for a concert and enjoying an afternoon or evening drink. In the Eixample district, La Terraza del Negresco Princess is best known for its infinity pool. Finally, for the party, go to the Eclipse, on the 26th floor of W Barcelona. Here you can dance the night away and enjoy a wonderful view of the Mediterranean.


Ride along the Mediterranean Coast at Sunset

A cruise through the Mediterranean at sunset is an opportunity to discover one of the most surprising natural landscapes in Barcelona. Most of the boats and sailboats depart from Port Olímpic, which hosted sailing competitions during the 1992 Olympics.

It is possible to book a dinner cruise to experience this unique setting with 12 other passengers. For a more romantic evening, you can customize your own boat. And for those looking for a little more entertainment, you can listen to live DJs with a glass of champagne on your sunset cruise.


The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is where music and light come together for a water ballet. This is a popular site located on Avinguda Maria Cristina in Barcelona. Although it is impressive at any time of the day, it comes alive after sunset. During high season, it erupts into life several times at night to the rhythm of a captivating melody and dazzling lights.

The fountain lights up in a thousand colors, in harmony with the music and water fountains that reach up to 50 meters high. The shows are 15 minutes long and since it is very popular, it is advisable to arrive early to fully enjoy the view.

Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1


Great Theater of the Lyceum

Enjoy a classic show in one of the most famous theaters in Spain. This wonderful opera house is located in La Rambla, Barcelona. For more than 150 years, it has been featured in a wide range of operas and classical music. It’s easily accessible by metro, from the nearby Liceu station.

The Gran Teatre del Liceu is known for showcasing the work of some of the most famous composers of all time, including Mozart, Verdi, and Wagner. Depending on the season, you can also see classic works, such as A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

La Rambla, 51-59



FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona is one of the best football clubs in the world. Among the things to do during your visit, attending the FC Barcelona match is essential. The Spanish football season runs from August to May each year. Most games start at 8 p.m., so chances are you’ll run into a match while you’re in Barcelona.

With a capacity of over 99,000, the Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe (this will increase to 105,000 with the upcoming renovation). It is a true spectacle in itself. However, there is always more entertainment on game nights, so try to include at least one game in your Barcelona programme. 

Carrer d’Arístides Maillol



Tablao Flamenco Cordobés

Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is one of the best places to see flamenco shows in Barcelona. Located in the center of La Rambla, this family-run tablao since 1970 hosts a wide variety of events. The bar serves wine and sangria, while the restaurant serves more than 44 local specialties. 

Many of the most famous flamenco artists in Spain have performed with the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes. You will be able to closely observe the movements of professional dancers waving in front of guitarists and sandalists.

La Rambla, 35



Cinema Lliure a la Platja

Catch a movie on the beach after sunset. Every summer, Cinema Lliure a la Platja installs a free cinema on some beaches of the Catalan coast. If you visit Barcelona during this time, the event takes place on San Sebastián beach, about 3.3 kilometers southeast of Ciutat Vella, Barcelona’s old town.

Cinema Lliure a la Platja offers a variety of films from both the local scene and international festivals. Due to its popularity, places are very limited; Therefore, it is recommended to book in advance or arrive early. Grab a soft drink and relax under the stars before immersing yourself in Catalan independent cinema.

Note that original version films can also be seen at the Sala Montjuic during summer – although tickets are limited so it’s best to book well in advance.

Lloc Platja de Sant Miquel, 102P



Nightclubs in Barcelona

Dance all night in the Catalan capital to all kinds of music that are played in Barcelona’s nightclubs, so there will surely be a place that suits your tastes. The Born area is very lively at night and you will find clubs like The Mix, offering everything from 70s funk to deep house.

Techno fans will feel right at home at Moog, while Jamboree caters mostly to fans of jazz, funk and blues. And if you prefer to dance on a balcony by the sea with a glass of cava in hand, Pacha is your place. However, remember to wear proper clothing, flip flops are prohibited!

Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta


There are plenty of things to do at night in Barcelona. Once your batteries are recharged after our Montjuïc Segway Tour with an afternoon siesta and dinner, the entire city is at your disposal to enjoy all night.