Modern, cosmopolitan and dynamic: these three words sum up Barcelona perfectly. Unfolding between the beach and the mountains, this is a city that packs a whole lot of punch. Whether it's attending a world-class business exhibition or strolling through the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona won't disappoint. Once you're here, you won't want to leave, as you'll never have enough time to exhaust all the options offered by the city.
Regardless of whether you’re into football, we highly recommend visiting the home of FC Barcelona, the Camp Nou. As well as exploring the breathtaking stadium itself, your ticket also includes entry to the museum dedicated to the history of the club and its achievements, including all of the cups and trophies won by Barça (FC Barcelona) over the years.
Montjuïc Magic Fountain
The Montjuïc Magic Fountain is situated between the Catalan National Palace (Palau Nacional) and Plaza España. On weekend nights (days and times vary depending on season), an incredible light, colour and music show is held at the fountain, combining motion and water acrobatics. Whether you’re travelling with your partner, friends or family, we can’t recommend the show highly enough: simply sit back and let the magic wash over you.
Chiringuitos are small beach bars serving food and drinks. Each of them has a different atmosphere, although whichever you pick there’ll be no shortage of good music to liven things up. Your best bet is to stroll along the beach and pull up a chair wherever takes your fancy. Broadly speaking, they open from 9 a.m. to midnight, although some stay open a bit later. Whether you swing over at midday for a refreshing drink or a portion of patatas bravas (potatoes with spicy tomato and mayonnaise sauce) or head over at night-time for a glass of wine and some fresh sea breeze, you’re bound to find a good atmosphere.
Bars and clubs
The Eixample neighbourhood is famous for being a residential area housing some of the most distinctive buildings in Barcelona. However, it’s also a great choice for going out at night if you’re looking to avoid the standard tourist haunts, with a wide variety of sophisticated bars and clubs for all tastes. It offers everything from classic to contemporary and from salsa to pop. On Calle Tusset you’ll find one of the city’s most exclusive nightlife venues, The Sutton Club, while the lively Luz de Gas on Calle Muntaner offers live music, the latest pop and a concert hall for special occasions. At Fahrenheit 131, a large and modern lounge club on Calle Aribau, you can also order from an extravagant food menu.