New Year’s evening show and celebration in Barcelona
Spending New Year’s Evening in Barcelona is a great option and experience.
The two primary locations for street celebrations are Plaça d’Espanya and Plaça Catalunya, and the official celebration of New Year’s Evening in Barcelona takes place at Placa d’Espanya.
It’s a free, family-friendly event with lots of music, light, and a fantastic pyrotechnic show.
The event is highly popular with locals, and thousands of Barcelona citizens and tourists head to the square.
Always a big crowd, so get there early enough to get a good spot.
The pyrotechnic show starts at 11.30 pm and lasts for 30 minutes.
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Spain
Like any other country, Spain has many traditions for “Nochevieja” – New
One of them suggests you need to eat 12 grapes while the
clock strikes 12 times to be blessed with luck for the whole new year.
Another popular tradition is drinking cava from a glass with a gold ring.
It will bring you wealth and prosperity. Red lingerie is also considered to bring good luck, although it refers more to the field of love.
The traditional dish for a family dinner is “escudella amb carn d’olla” – a
broth made with all kinds of meat cuts and served with substantial pasta shells.
After the family dinner, people usually go out to party the night away with friends.
New Year’s Eve party and clubs in Barcelona.
Most Barcelona clubs organize bombastic parties for New Year’s Evening.
If you plan to dance all night long, you have a wide choice.
Remember to buy your ticket in advance as the clubs are always overbooked for New Year’s Evening.
The most popular party clubs in Barcelona are:
- Poble Espanyol NYE – is known to throw “the best and the biggest party in Barcelona” for New Year’s Eve
- Razzmatazz – the biggest club in the city
- Sala Apolo – second largest club in Barcelona, also known for its
reasonable prices, even for New Year’s Eve
- Pacha Barcelona – throws a tremendous international party for New Year
- Shoko Club – is situated close to the beach and has an excellent sea view
- Luz de Gas – one of the city’s oldest and most loved nightclubs
These are the best-known clubs in Barcelona.
However, if you don’t manage to get inside one of them for New Year’s Evening, you can find another one, probably not far from your hotel.
Stay close to the happenings.
Christmas time in Barcelona and New Year’s Eve attracts thousands of visitors, so we recommend booking your accommodation early.
Hotels near Placa d’Espanya and Plaça Catalunya are a great choice if you want to stay close to the street celebrations.
Hotel with a lovely view
One of the best hotels is Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, right at Plaza Espanyol.
Here you can get a room with a great view of it all.
They even have a great rooftop terrace overlooking Placa d’Espanya.
Weather in Barcelona
Winter in Barcelona is relatively mild, but still, December and January are the
coldest months of the year.
The average daily temperature is around 11-13 0 C.
It rarely snows and rarely rains.
Still, you should consider warm clothes if you plan to celebrate New Year outside, as the night temperature can get as low as 1-3 C.