New Years Eve Barcelona 2017 – what an amazing city! This popular destination in Spain is located on the beautiful Mediterranean coast and literally has it all; gorgeous beaches, world class art galleries and museums (including works by Dali and Picasso), incredible historical landmarks, many created by Gaudi, fantastic food, exceptional accommodations and endless nightlife venues. All of the above and more make spending New Years Eve 2017 in Barcelona a must.
New Years Eve Barcelona 2017 – Countdown and Fireworks Parties
On New Year’s Eve (“la nochevieja” in Spanish), family and friends gather together to enjoy an evening of traditional dishes together that includes fresh seafood, roasted pig, vegetable broth’s, spicy casseroles and more. Once the evening closes in on the midnight hour, everyone gathers together on the streets to wait for midnight and welcome in the New Year.
Barcelona citizens still honor tradition through rituals on New Years Eve that includes eating 12 grapes, one for each 12 rings of the clock; a sign of the good luck for the New Year. The young Barcelona crowd and visitors like to party throughout the night until the sun rises, drinking Spanish champagne (cava), dancing and making merry. The city loves to party which is why New Years Eve 2017 in Barcelona is sure to be memorable.
Barcelona’s fireworks aren’t like those seen in other country’s; instead, everyone enjoys the holiday’s in a simpler way and while there will be fireworks, welcoming in the New Year is more about spending time together either at one of the city’s many spectacular hotels that host festivities or at popular locations in Barcelona like La Rambla. In La Rambla you’ll have the opportunity to see some of Gaudi’s most iconic creations like La Pedrera, Sagarda Familia and more.
Basically, your visit to Barcelona isn’t complete without visiting this wonderful area of the city. One thing is for sure, during New Years Eve in Barcelona, everything becomes even livelier than it is the rest of the year. All the bars, pubs, and nightclubs will be packed with party goers happily celebrating the New Year. When it comes to clubs you’ll have choices that include Ibiza style beach clubs to a variety of underground hang outs and casual pubs.
Many of the best nightlife venues are along Avenida Diagonal and a good example of an underground club would be La Macarena, a subterranean, a bit rough around the edges club that is always packed but a lot of fun if you’re into crowded places. Razzmatazz is a spacious warehouse type club and one of the most popular in Barcelona. Café Marula, located in the center of the Gothic neighborhood, is the perfect place for those who are interested in loud and crowded places. Don’t let the name “Café Marula” fool you though; this is very much a club and hosts live performances with a DJ whose music choices include jazz, soul, funk, disco hip hop, etc.
New Years Eve 2017 in Barcelona is All About Exceptional Hotel Accommodations
You’ll find that you’ll have a wide selection of hotels to choose from in Barcelona (you’ll still want to plan ahead if you’re visiting during the holidays) including favorites like Rey Juan Carlos, Hotel Porta Fira and Hostal Boqueria.
Happy New Years Eve Barcelona 2017