Night in barcelona: 29 Things to do at Night in Barcelona [All Year Round]

29 Things to do at Night in Barcelona [All Year Round]

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Looking for ideas on things to do at night in Barcelona? Whether you are escaping the heat, avoiding the winter shade or ducking out of the rain, our guide details popular outside and inside activities in Barcelona for locals and visitors all year round. Did we leave anything out? Tell us in the comments below. 

» Don’t miss our 3-day Barcelona itinerary + day trips

What to do in Barcelona at Night 

1. La Pedrera Night Experience at Casa Milà

Casa Milà is one of Antoni Gaudi’s casas (houses) in the city. Another, Casa Batlló, is on the same street so you can see both during the same trip. 

Casa Milà is the white, wavy building with gothic balconies which look like tree branches or plants. You can find out the reasoning behind Gaudi’s designs by taking an audio tour. This audio guide ticket comes with a line skip ticket, ideal for high season.

The house is a museum with the main attraction being on the roof. On the roof, there is a number of towering statues which come in different forms.

To get the roof you can either climb the stairs, which is not recommended for those who get out of breath easily or take the elevator.

As most of the art at Casa Milà is light, the sun bounces off it. It gets hot up there so remember your sunscreen and water. 

At night you can book into a special event which sees Casa Milà’s rooftop light up with animations. A unique thing to do in Barcelona. 

2. Sagrada Familia 

During the summer months, Sagrada Familia is open until 20:00.

Undeniably one of the things you can’t miss when visiting the city, and a reason to return when it is complete in 2026.

See Gaudi’s story of Christ in concrete on the facade of the building and also the place of worship inside.

La Sagrada Familia is busy all year round so it is advised to reserve a time slot to avoid disappointment. It does book out during the summer months.

Evenings are an ideal time to visit as the sun shines through the stained glass window inside. For more tips, read our guide on Sagrada here.

Take a tour to learn the stories behind the Sagrada.

How to get to Sagrada Familia

  • Metro: L2 and L5 lines
  • Bus: 19, 33, 34, 43, 44, 50 (fast), 51, B20, B24.
  • As part of a tour: hop-on/off bus pass

3. Hop-On/Off Open-Top Bus Tour

As in many European cities, Barcelona has a hop-on/off bus which stops at all the popular must-sees.

I used it the first time I visited Barcelona and my Mum thinks it’s the best bus tour she’s been on and they factor a hop-on/off tour during most European city breaks.

4. Go Shopping 

Barcelona has an extensive shopping scene.

Portal del Angel is over 200 metres of shops including high street brands such as H&M and Mango. Shops open until late evening. 

Passeig de Gracia is where you will find your upmarket names like Armani. Shops open until late evening.

Souvenirs can be bought at the local tourist shops around the Gothic Quarter. 

Born District has a small selection of independent shops if you prefer to shop local.

Taxes are included in the price so North American shoppers don’t have to add anything additional to the final bill. 

5. Sunset Swims

Barcelona is a city on the coast which means there are a number of beaches running along the edges of it.

The most popular are Sant Sebastià and Barcelona Beach and due to their proximity to Port Vell, a tourist hotspot area in the city.

Take a dip at sunset and wash the day away.

6. Sundown Drinks

Prefer to watch the sun go down with your clothes on?

Barcelona has a number of rooftop bars, some of which have the city’s biggest and best sights in view so they make for excellent photo opportunities.

7. Hotel Colón

Barcelona Cathedral is the attraction in full view from Hotel Colón’s rooftops (Av. de la Catedral, 7). I say rooftop plural because there are two levels to the area.

Drinks are ordered by table service. 

We went at dusk and drank strong sangria until night.

8. Hotel Ayre

Tucked away on a side street near La Sagrada Familia is Hotel Ayre (Carrer del Rosselló, 390).

Grab a drink at the bar on the bottom floor then take the elevator to the rooftop for incredible views of the Gaudi masterpiece still in construction.

9. Hotel W

I can’t recommend W as we couldn’t get past the security line with a small, empty day bag.

Lines were long, even in winter. One of our social media followers says you have to look the part to get in. 

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10. Park Güell

Park Güell is well worth a visit if you are a fan of Gaudi’s work. During summer, the park stays open until 20:30.

For free, you can walk along the outskirts of Park Güell but you can’t actually see anything. If you want a picture of the lizard or the famous balcony you need to reserve a time slot and ticket. 

11. Telefèric de Montjuïc

Take a sky ride to Montjuïc to see the city from a bird’s eye view. You’ll be surprised to see how mountainous the surroundings are.

Stop off at Castle Montjuïc to stand among the castle ruins. The castle closes at 20:00 in summer.

In winter, you can take a sunset ride which is a lovely way to see Barcelona by night.

How to get to the Telefèric de Montjuïc.

If walking, which is quite the hike, walk through the residential area, past a football pitch and among lots of street art.

Alternatively, avoid the walk and take the 150 or 5 bus or L2 or 3 Metro to Paral·lel.

12. Palau Montjuic

While you are up Montjuïc is well worth taking a detour to see the striking Palau Montjuic.  

Designed by Eugenio Cendoya and Enric Catà, this Spanish Renaissance-inspired building is home to an art gallery and impressive waterfalls which light up at night on Thursdays to Saturday. 

13. Font Màgica de Montjuïc 

At night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the palace waterfall put on a light show. Times vary depending on the season, from 21:00 in summer. 

Indoor Activities 

14. Mercado de La Boqueria

La Boqueria (La Rambla, 91) is the touristy public market selling fruit juice, empanadas meats and seafood.

The market is covered, one of the things to do in Barcelona in the rain.

Open until 20:30 and closed on Sundays.

15. See a Movie  

While most cinemas in Barcelona show movies in Spanish and Catalan, there is one central house which often puts on foreign/English films.

FilmoTeca is based in El Raval, close to La Rambla. There’s a restaurant and bar on-site too.

Cines Verdi is another option for English films. This independent cinema can be found in the hip Gràcia neighbourhood. 

16. Barcelona Nightlife  

Barcelona is a city known for its bouncing nightlife and annual music festivals.

Popular clubs in the city include Slow Club, Zuu and BCN Future Club.

Razzmatazz is one of the biggest nightclubs where DJs play frequently. There’s a number of floors playing different genres of music so something to please everyone.

While clubbing isn’t everyone’s scene there are areas in the city which are great for bar crawls and lower-key nights out.

We stayed in El Born and felt it was a great choice for casual bar hopping. Check out You’re Super Super and Savannah.

Find the Speakeasy, Paridiso, behind the deli shop. 

Plaza del Sol is a stretch of street with bars and tapas in the cool Gràcia. 

Eixample Esquerra is a popular drinking street which has quirky bar options from alcohol-fueled book shops to craft breweries.  

17. Flamenco Show in Barcelona 

Feel the passion at this flamenco show hosted by City Hall Theater. For one hour, listen to the music, song and be taken over by the power of Catalan flamenco. Reserve your ticket here. 

18. Eat Tapas at El Xampanyet

El Xampanyet (Carrer de Montcada, 22) is a traditional tavern in the El Born neighbourhood which is busy with locals, ex-pats and tourists.

The small bar/restaurant is jam-packed with chatter. Small plates of limited food choice never stay on the bar for long as punters down them with wine or beer. Great experience, highly recommend. 

19.  Barcelona Cooking Class 

Learn to make a huge plate of paella with this small group paella cooking class.

Take a tour of La Boqueria market to source products, try tapas and make homemade sangria.

20. Go Ice Skating

FC Barcelona’s Ice Rink (Av. de Joan XXIII, s/n, 08028 Barcelona) is open to members and non-members all year round, making it one of the best inside attractions in Barcelona.

Friday to Sunday sees later opening times so you can get on the rink at night. Skates can be hired at the rink.

21. The Ice Bar Experience at Icebarcelona

Get out of the heat with this unique experience in Barcelona. Temps as low as -5ºC (20ºF)!

Check out the ice sculptures, sip on a drink while you stay snug in provided coats and gloves. 

Book a time here.

22. Watch A FC Barcelona Game 

Even non-football fans know Barcelona’s football is world-renowned.

Games aren’t just for locals and many take place in the evenings.

Tickets ranging from standing to VIP can be bought online.

23. Skate and Drink

Roller skate as you sip a beer at Barcelona’s Nevermind bar at Carrer dels Tallers, 68.

24. Catch a Show

The striking Gran Teatre del Liceu stands out on La Rambla. First opened in 1847, the Gran Teatre has played host to a variety of shows including opera and classical music.

Each year the theatre also puts on the largest (Richard) Wagner Festival.

Not only can you see a show in the evening at Gran Teatre, but tours are also open to the public.

25. Impromptu Street Art Tour 

Head to the following spots to see some of the best artwork which isn’t by Gaudi!

  • Frieze by Picasso: Plaça Nova
  • The Head of Barcelona by Roy Lichtenstein: Passeig de Colom
  • The World Begins With Every Kiss: Plaça d’Isidre Nonell

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Barcelona at Night Activities in Winter 

26. Fira de Santa Llúcia Christmas Market

Fira de Santa Llúcia Christmas Market is the traditional market found at Barcelona’s Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter.

Stalls sell crafts, soaps, nativity scenes and poo-related items.

Yes! The popular items to buy at Christmas in Barcelona are a poo log and a crouching celeb about to do a number two.

Read our Barcelona in winter guide to find out more.

27. Fira de Nadal de la Sagrada Familia Christmas Market 

Buy churros close to Sagrada Familia at this small Christmas market.

It’s not as extensive as the other Christmas markets in Barcelona.

28.. Port Vell Christmas Fair 

Port Vell is a new and big Christmas market down the waterfront.

Stalls sell food and hot chocolate around the huge lit up modern Christmas tree.

Unlike the other markets, live shows take place at Port Vell throughout the festive month.

Don’t miss our guide | Most festive Christmas markets in Europe

29. Christmas Lights in Barcelona 

Two of the main shopping streets have spectacular lights.

Passeig de Gràcia lights hang like icicles and Portal del Angel lights brighten up the popular shopping drag.

29. New Years Eve 

Want to see cava bottles being hurled at midnight? Or fireworks to music? How about eating grapes to the sound of dongs?

Barcelona on the 31st of December is a big event with festivities take place at Plaça d’Espanya and  Plaça Catalunya.

Barcelona Travel Information

Getting to Barcelona

It’s really easy to get to Barcelona from El Prat (BCN) Barcelona Airport.

Walk outside of the main terminal and look for the long line of holidaymakers.

That’s where you can catch an Aerobus to the city centre. The ride takes under 30 minutes.

You can also reserve your ticket in advance here. 

Getting Around Barcelona 

Barcelona’s metro system is easy to use. Probably the second most simple system after Glasgow’s Subway.

The stops the metro covers are well documented at each station and on the metro too. Individual rides cost 2.20 euro.

If you are spending some time in Barcelona go for a ten stops ticket for 10 euro unless you plan to use it very frequently amongst the other forms of transport then the Hola BCN card may be a better option. 

Be cautious of pickpockets on the metros.

A guy jumped up from his seat just as the doors were closing and ‘bumped’ into Craig.

Luckily Craig was wearing his travel vest on with his belongings zipped away on the inside of the vest.

Where to Stay in Barcelona 

Hotels and Apartments in Barcelona

  • Park Hotel – an affordable hotel in El Born. Rooftop swimming pool all year round (we stayed here)
  • Iberostar Paseo de Gracia – located on Plaça Catalunya Square, swimming pool and free parking available

Hostels in Barcelona

  • Yeah Barcelona Hostel – modern, creative hostel with custom-made beds. Central location.
  • Ten to Go Hostel – relaxed hostels in the authentic Sants neighbourhood. Capsule dorm beds for privacy.

Park Hotel, El Born

Where to Eat in Barcelona

  • El Xampanyet – Tiled decor, local tapas and drink in El Born
  • Gats – small courtyard, indoor seating, cool mural and toilets
  • Pasta Bar – build your own pasta plate
  • Senor Pina – Acai bowls and poke bowls
  • Brunch & Cake – Instagram friendly all-day brunch

Weather in Barcelona 

Barcelona is at its hottest months in July and August when temperatures reach 30 degrees, and its coldest month is January – when the average is 13 degrees.

The rainiest times are found during autumn and spring, but there is not much rainfall year-round.

Barcelona Packing List

  • A layer for the shade
  • A waterproof coat like this Marmot Precip US / UK
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and battery
  • Battery pack for your phone – I vouch for Anker’s range US / UK
  • Eco water bottle such as Tree Tribe US / UK
  • Filter and purifying water bottle like Water To Go [quote TSA15 at checkout for 15% off]
  • Bamboo cutlery set US / UK
  • Skross universal travel adaptor with USB slots US / UK
  • Pacsafe safety net US / UK
  • Hydration tablets US / UK if participating in some sangria!

For travel insurance check out True Traveller Insurance, which we personally use for bigger trips. Many others use the popular World Nomads Travel Insurance. 


Barcelona uses the Euro. Check out today’s rates here.

Many restaurants, accommodation and tours accept all major credit cards.

Tourist Information Address

The main tourist information office can be found at  Placa de Catalunya, 1708002 Barcelona, España.

Get Your Bearings 

Las Ramblas is the most popular yet underwhelming street in Barcelona. This is where you’ll find all the tourists and even more touts who try to sell you cocaine, with one hand in your pocket.

Be streetwise, move quickly and avoid the crowds.

The positive thing about this main drag in Barcelona is the streets that taper off it.

From here you can pop into the Mercado de La Boqueria market, sidestep to the Gothic Quarter and through to El Born, head up to Passeig de Gràcia where you’ll find posh shops and Gaudi’s Casas, alternatively, you can escape the city altogether heading down to Port Vell and the beach.

Park Guell and the attractions at Montjuïc are a little further out and require the use of public transport which is easy to navigate. See our section on getting around Barcelona for full details.  

Barcelona Map

Here’s a free map with all of the best things to do in Barcelona.

Overtourism in Barcelona

Suggestions to help reduce the impact on the city and improve your experience.

  • Head to Barcelona in low season. December is a great time!
  • Stay away from cruise travel, the port is said to be one of the most polluted in Europe
  • Avoid Airbnb*, book a room in a hotel instead
  • Stay longer than a day

* We love self-contained apartments and have used them all around the world but there are some cities I won’t because of the impact it has on local people. Too many businesses ‘buy to rent’ which forces locals out of their homes and communities.

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Final Words

Since the temperatures are balmy, there are many fun things to do in Barcelona at night which don’t stop when the sun drops. From indoor activities to free attractions, top Barcelona things to see and interesting events in the city. Tell me in the comments below, what did you do in Barcelona at night?

25 Things to Do in Barcelona at Night in 2023

Barcelona has a vibrant nightlife scene, even for those visitors who aren’t into partying.

This article has our top 10 list for nighttime activities, free or family-friendly things to do, dining options, and museums and attractions open late. 

  • Top 10
  • Free Things to Do
  • Family-Friendly
  • Restaurants & Food
  • Museums & Attractions


What is there to do after dark? Here we have a list of our top 10 tours, museums, shows, and dining options to explore at night.  

(1) Sightseeing Tours

This is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and it’s an entirely different experience at night.

If you’re into spooky things, why not try a ghost walking tour?

Foodies will enjoy an evening tapas and drinks tour.

If you’re looking for a more laid-back pub crawl-style tour, try this private nightlife tour.

We have a full comparison of the best bus tours in Barcelona here.

Of course, you can take a self-guided walking tour of the city any time of day.

(2) Sporting Events

FC Barcelona is the city’s professional football (soccer) club, often referred to as Barça by the locals.

They play at Camp Nou, one of the largest stadiums in Europe, and while some games are set for early in the day you can occasionally find evening matches to attend.  

Football (Soccer)

  • FC Barcelona

Going to a game at this stadium is a great family activity! For more ideas, look at the kid-friendly section of this article below.

(3) Open-Late Museums

Barcelona’s Music Museum and the Picasso Museum are both open until 9:30 pm on Thursday nights, which make Thursday a perfect day to do your museum-hopping.

The Picasso Museum is even free on Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm!

The Science Museum is an educational museum that is open until 8:00 pm every day of the week.

But if you’re looking for even more museums to visit in the evening hours, check out the museum section of this article.  

(4) Barcelona’s Music Scene

Barcelona has a vibrant and diverse music scene. No matter the genre, there’s something for you out there.

Try the Sidecar Factory Club, a popular spot for indie rock.

Harlem Jazz Club has had a live concert five nights a week since the 1980s.

For more classical tastes, try the Liceu Opera House or the Barcelona Symphony.

From small clubs and tablaos to the concert hall you’ll find at the opera house, there are plenty of opportunities to hear live music in this city.

If you’re looking for some more music, check out the free concerts below. 

(5) Food Tour and Flamenco Dancing

No visit to Barcelona would be complete without a food tour or a flamenco show!

Flamenco is more than just a type of dance, it’s also a musical genre featuring Spanish guitar performances.

This 3-hour tour takes you through the Gothic Quarter to try the best tapas imaginable after watching a traditional flamenco show at one of the many tablaos in this city..

For more amazing dining options, check out the food section of this article.

(6) Enjoy the City for Free

The evening is when Barcelona’s streets come alive.

We recommend strolling down Las Ramblas de Barcelona – the city’s most famous boulevard.

There are always street performers playing music and making live art.

From beaches to music, and free audio tours, you can take in a lot of culture without paying a cent.

Check out our free things to do section for even more ideas. 

(7) Medieval Evening Show

On Friday and Saturday nights, the medieval palace Palau Requesens welcomes visitors with dinner and a show.

One of the largest medieval palaces in the region puts on a sword-fighting, dancing, and juggling show that would have entertained guests centuries ago.

Kids will love going back in time with all the actors in costumes.

Note: Send an email ahead of your reservation to request the kids’ menu or if you have dietary restrictions.  

For more family-friendly ideas, look at the section down below.

(8) Take a Sunset Cruise

Feel luxurious on a yacht with your small-group sunset cruise.

You’ll have a chance to admire Barcelona’s skyline from the water, and you can even jump in if you bring your swimsuit.

If you’re looking for some relaxing and live music while you are out on the water, this catamaran cruise with mellow jazz music is an excellent option.

(9) Tour Gaudi’s La Pedrera at Night

The modernist building known as La Pedrera was a private residence designed by Antoni Gaudí for the Mila family and is now a popular tourist attraction.

Visitors can tour it during the day through till 20:30 (8:30 pm).

At 21:00 (9:00 pm), La Pedrera reopens for The Origins evening experience, a light and sound show on the rooftop highlights the spiral chimneys and unique architectural features.

The show will be accompanied by a glass of Cava that you can enjoy as you learn about Gaudi’s inspiration for the famous building.  

(10) See More Nightlife with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

Purchasing a tourist card like the Barcelona Night Card is the perfect option for anyone looking to see as much of Barcelona’s nightlife as possible.

With this card, you have free entry into 20 nightclubs. Keep in mind you must be 18 or 21 years old to enter all the clubs on the list.

Clubs include:

  • Catwalk
  • Soho
  • Sutton
  • The Room
  • Aire
  • City Hall

Of course, we also recommend a more traditional city pass to get more transportation options and really see as much as possible in Barcelona – and you’ll receive 30% off of your Night Card purchase if you buy a Barcelona Card.

Bonus: Haunted Barcelona Self-Guided Game

Although a traditional ghost tour can be quite fun, there’s something even creepier about heading out on your own (or with a few other people) to learn about the haunted history of Barcelona.

This game is like a scavenger hunt which tasks you with solving puzzles as you learn about true crime stories, reportedly haunted streets or buildings and more.

Download this game or learn more.


Looking to stay under budget? Here we have a list of light shows, events, and attractions that are available for free at night.

And don’t forget to check out our master post on free things to do in Barcelona.

BruumRuum Night Light Show

This LED light installation right near the Disseny Hub building is an interesting public art piece.

The lights react to sound – whether that is ambient city noise or the sound of your voice. 550 LEDs are constantly changing color and intensity depending on what the noise sensors pick up.

The light show operates between 21:30 and 23:00 (9:30 pm – 11:00 pm).

Admire the Barcelona Cathedral

The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia is a gorgeous Gothic cathedral that has fewer crowds than Sagrada Familia, especially in the evenings.

At night, it is beautifully lit up on the outside and has a peaceful atmosphere on the inside.

You can pay for a ticket during tourist opening hours (final entry at 6:30 pm), or visit for free during prayer and worship times. 

Worship Times:

  • Weekdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

See the Monuments at Night

Even after the sun goes down, Barcelona doesn’t go dark. Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and other major landmarks remain lit up, giving them a magical quality.

You could do the full self-guided Gaudí walking tour itinerary after dark for an entirely different experience!

There are also many other night tours of Barcelona that aren’t free.

Catch a Free Park Concert

Musica als parcs is a free concert series designed by the Barcelona City Council to bring people to the city’s public parks.

Most of the bands are local talent and perform jazz, classical, or gospel concerts.  

There are a lot of participating locations, including Parc de la Ciutadella, Parc de Joan Miró, Jardins de la Tamarita, and Parc de la Estacion del Norte.

Concerts start around 8:00 pm or 9:00 pm. Check their Facebook page for the full schedule.

La Virreina Centre de la Imatge

La Virreina Centre de la Imatge is a museum inside of a beautiful baroque palace. This museum displays perpetually rotating photography exhibitions.

You can learn about the photographers and subjects of the different collections, which range from political to artistic.

Entrance is always free. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Free Beach Movies

Cinema Lliure hosts free movies on the Barceloneta beach during the summer months.

The movies have English or Spanish subtitles, depending on whether the film was originally in Spanish or English, so they are accessible for speakers of both languages.

This outdoor cinema is very popular, so we advise arriving early and bringing a towel or blanket to stake out your spot in the sand.

Walk the Beaches at Night

Both locals and visitors alike enjoy hanging out on the Barcelona beaches after dark.

Whether or not there are any official events or movies happening, you’ll be almost sure to find an impromptu jam session from someone with a guitar or other beach performers.

And don’t forget to check out our master post on free things to do in Barcelona.


Not ready to put the kids to bed yet? Here’s our list of tours, landmarks, and activities that are family-friendly at night.

And don’t forget our full article on family-friendly things to do in Barcelona.

See the Magic Fountain of Montjuic

On most Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc puts on light, sound, and water shows.

The shows have been happening since 1929 and are still popular.

Crowds gather on nearby streets and steps to enjoy the jets of water dancing to the music. We recommend you arrive early to get a good seat.

Show Times:

  • March 1 – 31 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 20:00 – 21:00 
  • April 1 – May 31 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 21:00 – 22:00 
  • June 1 – September 30 on Wednesdays through Sundays from 21:30 – 22:30 
  • October 1 – October 31 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 21:00 – 22:00 
  • November 1 – January 6 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 20:00 – 21:00 
  • January 7 – February 28 CLOSED for maintenance.

Sunset Sailing

A sunset sailing tour is a perfect way to explore Barcelona’s coast with your family.

You can stay in the boat for the whole cruise, or bring your swimsuit and a towel to enjoy the water.

Child pricing is available after 2 adult tickets have been purchased.

Try an Escape Room

Escape Rooms are becoming increasingly more popular.

You’re given clues and a time limit and must solve the puzzle to unlock the door before the hour runs out!

This escape room’s goal is to play the role of an Alchemist investigating accusations of witchcraft.

Take a Ghost Tour

If you or your kids are a fan of haunted legends, this 2.5-hour ghost tour is a perfect activity.

Learn about Barcelona’s spooky past from a guide who knows all the local lore.

The tour starts at 9:30 pm on Fridays and 8:30 pm on Saturdays and is wheelchair accessible.

Play Laser Tag

Have a fun evening of family bonding at Games i Mes laser tag. They have multiple laser tag mazes for you to play in and reasonable prices.

If you’re a fan of virtual reality – they even have VR rooms in which you can control your environment as you walk or run around and interact with virtual objects.

Take an Evening Segway Tour

The city takes on a magical feeling when the sun sets, which makes the evening the perfect time to go on a sightseeing tour.

This Segway tour is 2 hours of fun and learning about Barcelona.

Note: Participants must be 16 years old or older.

And don’t forget our full article on family-friendly things to do in Barcelona.


You will never go hungry in Barcelona.

Here is a list of food tours, restaurants, and cuisine to try after the sun goes down.

Take a Tapas Tour

Barcelona’s most famous cuisine is called tapas – small plates that are often meant to be shared, especially if ordered family-style.

If you’re looking for a good overview of the types of tapas available, we recommend a tapas walking tour.

The tour will take you to four different restaurants to try a paired Catalonian wine with each plate of tapas.

You’ll also hear a bit about the history of this culinary tradition.

Flamenco Dinner Show

See the famous Flamenco-style dancing over dinner at a show like Palacio del Flamenco.

It is one of the most famous venues to watch the Flamenco and other classical and fusion dance styles that are accompanied by a live band.

Dinner menus include options for vegetarians, children, and other dietary restrictions if you let them know ahead of time.  

L’Ovella Negra

This late-night bar opens at 5:00 pm and doesn’t close until 3:00 am every day.

They offer great sangria and bar food tapas plates, as well as pool and foosball tables. You must be 18 years or older to enter.

The Benedict

This popular bistro is billed as a brunch location but is also known for its great burgers, tapas, and nachos offered later in the evening.

No matter what time of day you go, you’ll walk away pleasantly full.

Get Free Tapas with Your Drinks

Planning on going to have a cocktail? Save a little money by going to a bar that follows an old Spanish tradition of offering a tapa with your drink.

  • Raspall gives one free tapa with a draught beer, wine, or vermouth.
  • La Xula Taperia each drink you purchase comes with a free bite.
  • Gata Mala accompanies your drink with a homemade tapa.
  • Cecconi’s serves the Italian version of this tradition between 6:00 and 8:00 pm Monday to Friday.


Barcelona stays open late, and that includes quite a few museums and the aquarium.

L’Aquarium Barcelona

Visiting L’Aquarium is both fun and educational for ocean- and animal-loving visitors. Learn about underwater ecosystems and ocean life. And it is open until 21:00 (9:00 pm) every night of the week!  

The Aquarium is included for free or at a discount on multiple tourist passes.

Picasso Museum

Pablo Picasso spent his formative years in Barcelona, which makes him a popular artist in the city.

This is a must-see museum of any fan of his work because they have such a large collection of Picasso pieces.

The museum is open until 21:30 (9:30 pm) on Thursdays, 17:00 (5:00 pm) on Mondays and 20:30 (8:30 pm) every other night of the week.

It is also is included for free or at a discount on multiple tourist passes.

Museum of the History of Barcelona

Discover Barcelona’s ancient Roman roots and learn about the evolution of the city through the present day at the City History Museum.

Learn through seeing archaeological sites and preserved artifacts, as well as informational displays.

They’re open until 7:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and until 20:00 (8:00 pm) on Sundays.

Center of Contemporary Culture Barcelona

The Center of Contemporary Culture – or CCCB – is more than a museum. The art exhibitions are joined by regularly held debates, festivals, film showings, and workshops.

Keep an eye on their schedule to catch special programming and see what artwork is on display.

They’re open until 20:00 (8:00 pm) Tuesday through Sunday.

CosmoCaixa Science Museum

Europe’s largest science museum is located right in Barcelona. You can learn about sustainable technology to help the planet or attend a hands-on workshop.

Some exhibits, such as the Planetarium show, are especially fun for children.

The Science Museum is open until 20:00 every night of the week and also included for free or at a discount on multiple tourist passes. 

Museu de la Musica

You can find instruments from all over the world and throughout time at the Museum of Music.

Interested in how ancient civilizations played music? Fascinated by new and modern music technology? You can also find that here!

Barcelona’s music museum is open until 21:00 on Thursdays and also included for free or at a discount on multiple tourist passes.

Annual Museums at Night Event

This is an international event in major cities all over the world. Almost every museum in the city opens (for free!) from Friday 19 at 19:00 to May 20 at 1:00 am.

Many museums offer guided tours or workshops and attractions across the city hold concerts and light shows.


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  • Christmas Night in Barcelona (2015) – Film.


    Creators and actors


    Dani de la Orden

    Miki Esparbe

    Barbara Santa Cruz

    Christian Valencia

    Alex Monner

    About the film

    The magic of love experiences reigns in Barcelona not only on hot summer nights, but also in the magical winter season. Married couples and lonely hearts, young romantics and respectable seniors, mysterious beauties and guys “what you need” in the midst of Christmas celebrations experience the joy and bitterness of love, lose and find their happiness. Their stories add up to a picture of the fascinating life of a beautiful city that lives on Christmas night in anticipation of a miracle.