Nightlife in Barcelona

Nightlife in Barcelona


An endless nightlife for all tastes can be found in Barcelona.

Here you get some tips for nightlife with popular nightclubs, famous bars and pubs.

Popular nightclubs in Barcelona

One of the largest nightclubs in Barcelona, Divided into smaller clubs and scenes for different music genres.


Exclusive, trendy and one of the best among clubs in Barcelona with VIP lists and table reservations.


Bikini Bar
Disco with DJ and live music. Trendy disco with celebrities who show up occasionally.


Pacha Barcelona
The well-known brand Pacha disco is popular at the beach front.


Luz de Gas
In an old theater you will find a disco during the week and also offers live music.


Barri Gotic and the port area

The cozy Ciutat Vella, or Gothic Quarter you will find countless bars, restaurants, tapas restaurants and several popular nightclubs.

In the port area along the beaches of Barcelona, the nightlife is going on all night til the morning. Several discos, bars and restaurants to choose from.

You often get handed out coupons for free drinks or shots from different disco as you move around.

A great Jazz club in Barri Gotic

Harlem Jazz Club is located in the Gothic Quarter Barri Gotic and is one of Barcelona’s most legendary jazz clubs.
Here you can enjoy jazz, funk and soul music almost every night of the week.

A cozy little jazz club with that has a nice bar and a dance floor.

Because it is a small club, it often becomes crowded late in the evening / night, but still retaining the friendly atmosphere

Mostly adult audience. Open almost every night with different programs and artists.

See their website for more information.


Be careful …

…. when walking home late at night. Never go alone and drunk.

Barcelona is unfortunately also known for high crime rates in the form of robbers, especially in the evenings and nights when people come from pubs and discos.

Many robbers are here and represent their countries in the most bad way possible – often young people from Morocco, Romania, and other Eastern Europe operating in groups.

So…. have fun, but take care !

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Mercado Cervantino Medieval festival, Alcala de Henares, Spain in October

Mercado Cervantino, Medieval festival in Alcala de Henares, Spain

October 2020

mercado cervantino medieval festival

Mercado Cervantino – Medieval festival

“A time machine transporting you to the Golden Age.”

Attracting over 200,000 visitors, the Cervantino Market is one of Spain’s great regional historical tourist events.

The market is the biggest attraction of Cervantes Week, which is a celebration in honor of San Cervantes day.

This local festival takes place in Alcalá de Henares and is a homage to Miguel de Cervantes, who was baptized in this town in October 1547.

Cervantes, one of the world’s pre-eminent authors, wrote Don Quixote, which is one of the most highly-regarded works of fiction of all time.

Mercado Cervantino is a family festival that also acknowledges Alcalá as a first-rate city to visit.

Music, shows, and concerts during the festival

Competing for your attention is a long list of activities including music, dance, theater, parades, knights, handicraft workshops, interactive games, and much more.

Festivities take place in the historic quarter of Alcalá and up front and center are Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote and Sancho Panza,  characters from his works of fiction.

Each day of the festival, Don Quixote and Sancho will lead an opening parade accompanied by musicians, the falconer, and a snake tamer.

More about Alcalá de Henares

Classified as a World Heritage Site in 1998, Alcalá de Henares has much to offer the history buff.

It’s a part of the “Path of the Spanish Language” – a route that brings together places in Spain that have had a special influence on the Spanish language.

Recognized as a center that has played an important role in developing the Spanish language and culture, it dates back to Roman times (when it was known as Complutum).

Listed below are just a few of the attractions to explore when visiting Alcalá de Henares.

Hotel Tips

Where to stay during the Medieval Festival Mercado Cervantino?

Hotel Parador Alcala de Henares is one of the best hotels in town.

Comfortable rooms, nice pool and fitness room.

Great reviews from visitors. Check it out here >>

Overview of hotels in Alcala de Henares

Getting to Alcalá de Henares

First head to Madrid and you’ll find Alcalá de Henares just 30 km north.

You can reach Alcalá easily by train, bus, or car.

By train – approx. 40 mins: Take the Cercanias commuter train from Atocha or Chamartin Station.

By bus – approx. 40 mins: Take the bus from Avenida de América Bus Station.

By car – approx. 30 mins: Take the A-11 motorway north.

A really fun way to get there is to take the Cervantes Train.

It departs on Saturdays from Madrid’s Atocha train station from middle of May to middle of July, and from middle of September to middle of December.

Along the way, you’ll be entertained with performances from Cervantes most famous works.

Information on Madrid official tourist website;

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Tossa de Mar, a charming spot on Costa Brava

Tossa de Mar, a charming spot on Costa Brava

Tossa de Mar is a delightful spot to visit on the Costa Brava.

The Costa Brava (Wild Coast) is the coastal region north of Blanes (60 kilometers from Barcelona).

Here the Pyrenees meet the sea, resulting in lots of wonderful coves and bays to discover and explore.

There’s a charming walled medieval town center with a beautiful castle, great restaurants and some lovely beaches.


Platja d'es Codolar
Platja d’es Codolar – Tossa de Mar

There are three main beaches in Tossa and all are within walking distance of the Old Town:

  • The Platja Gran is the main beach.
  • Platja de la Mar Menuda is just north of the main beach.
  • Platja d’es Codolar is an old fisherman’s beach on the other side of the Old Town from the main beach.

There are many more wonderful beaches and coves heading north to St. Fellu de Guixols, or south to Lloret de Mar.

Follow the walking paths or mountain bike routes and go on a journey of exploration.

How to get to Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar is situated on the Costa Brava, approximately 100 kms north of Barcelona and 100km south of the French border.

If flying to Spain, then Barcelona and Girona Airports are the closest options.

From Barcelona or Girona Airport, you can rent a car and drive to Tossa.

Alternatively, you can take a bus from either airport to Tossa de Mar.

Train from Barcelona to Blanes is also an alternative, and take the bus further to Tossa via Lloret de Mar.

Medieval town center

medieval tossa de mar

A definite highlight of visiting Tossa is the walled medieval town center.

The Old Town, or Vila Vella, was listed as an artistic-historic monument in 1931.

It’s like visiting an open-air museum that shows evidence of history across the ages from pre-historic times to the 20th century.

Inside the walls, you’ll find charming cobble-stoned streets, beautiful buildings, the castle tower turned lighthouse, and the four large towers on each corner of the wall.

Beyond the walls are stunning views overlooking the bay.

Fascinating facts about Tossa de Mar

  • The town center was walled off in the 12th century and is the only example of its kind still standing on the Catalan Coast.
  • Tossa was the first place in the world to declare anti-bullfighting status, which they did back in 1989.
  • The cork industry was big here in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • The 1951 film “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman” starring Ava Gardner and James Mason was filmed in Tossa de Mar.
  • There is a bronze statue of Ava Gardner in the town center.

Things to do in and around Tossa de Mar

  • The Cadiretes Massif – a nature and wildlife reserve situated on the coast.
  • Sa Riera Park – situated along Tossa’s river, and being flat, it’s a great place for a stroll.
  • Els Ametlllers – a Roman villa, which is a classic example of a Roman farm.
  • Roqueta – the traditional fishermen’s quarter.
  • Municipal Museum – Tossa was a former artists’ haven, and the museum was the first contemporary art gallery in Spain.

Hotel Tips

4 star luxury

Tossa de Mar has some lovely options for those who would like to treat themselves to a little something special.

The 4 star Delfin is situated close to the Platja Gran Beach (the Main Beach), and has a rooftop sun terrace with wonderful views over Tossa.

The Premier Gran Hotel Reymar & Spa Superior has a beach front location on Playa Mar Menuda.

Boutique Beauty

Considered by many to be situated in the best location in Tossa de Mar, Boutique Hotel Casa Granados has the Old Town and the beach on its doorstep.

There are only eight rooms available in this hotel set in a restored 19th century mansion.

There are many more places to stay in and around Tossa, and there are options to suit most budgets.

An overview here >>

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