New Year’s Eve in Barcelona

Wednesday 21 December 2016

fonts de montjuïc cap d'any

If you are tired of Times Square or it’s just too far from home or from your budget, get ready to live one of the most memorable New Year’s Eve in Barcelona.

Still don’t know what to do or where to go? !Don’t panic! Stemaki offer you the best plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Barcelona.
Whether you are in the city, or if you are just visiting, do not miss the best activities, restaurants and nightclubs to finish the year in Barcelona in the best way.

In addition to food, alcohol and party, Barcelona has different activities to finish and start the year well:

La cursa dels Nassos

Do not miss the last race of the year, la Cursa dels Nassos will be on December 31st at 17:30h with its traditional 10 kms course, starting at Selva de Mar, and passing by El Litoral, c/Marina and arriving at the Diagonal where it will re-link with the starting point again. A little bit of sport before the big party will make you feel much better. Just in case you were wondering, L’home dels Nassos is one of the most famous characters in Catalonia.’The man with the noses’ only goes out the last day of the year. Parents tell their children that has as many noses as there are days in the year, leaving children to search for this figure with 365 noses on the 31st December but having just one on January 1st.

End of year celebration at El Mercat de l’Estrella

On Saturday 31, at noon you can start to say goodbye to 2016 at El Mercat de l’Estrella, located on Pi i Maragall street, 73. You can make a toast with cava, there will be chocolate and cotillon.

The first swim of the year

If you feel like swimming and the cold doesn’t affect you, you can’t miss one of the great classics of beginning of the year in Barcelona. Welcome 2017 having the first swim of the year at the Sant Sebastià beach in Barceloneta. The appointment is at 12 noon, a prudent and great time to wake you up if you have had a very hard night.

Places to enjoy cava and the 12 grapes:

La Font Màgica de Montjuïc


Since 2013, Barcelona celebrates the official new year’s eve party at Font Màgica de Montjuïc. Remember to follow The Twelve Grapes, this Spanish tradition consists of eating a grape with each bell strike at midnight of December 31, so don’t forget them and enjoy the 12 bells in front of this emblematic fountain, where after 11pm you will be able to enjoy a show of light, water, fireworks and music to welcome in 2017.

Agbar Tower

This beautiful and iconic Tower located in Glòries, puts on a giant lights show to welcome in the New Year with the entire façade lit up in different colors, the lights will guide you to follow the chimes and eat the grapes without problem. Talking about colors, in Spain it’s also a tradition to wear red underwear for New Year’s Eve!

Plaça Catalunya


This famous location is always busy, so imagine how crowded will be during New Year’s eve! Bring your grapes and enjoy the countdown at this cosmopolitan square and then venture into Las Ramblas for a pre-party at one of its many bars.


If you do not feel like cooking at home, Barcelona has countless restaurants with special menus for the occasion, of all styles and prices so you do not have to worry about anything.

restaurante elephant Barcelona

Pau Claris, 92, Barcelona
93 334 02 58
Its Asian and Mediterranean gastronomy fusion excites the most cosmopolitan and international clientele.

Shôko Barcelona
Passeig Marítim, 36 Barcelona
Perfect place if you are looking for a dinner in front of the sea and to party all night.

CDLC Barcelona
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 32, Barcelona
932 24 04 70
If you have a good budget, go ahead, enjoy the exquisite Thai tasting menu in an unbeatable environment.

Nou Mediterrani
Ronda de Sant Pere, 42 Barcelona.
933 800 897
Mediterranean food, is the perfect space for groups in the center of Barcelona.

ikibana Paral·lel

Avinguda del Paral.lel, 148 Barcelona. Rocafort.
931 770 742
The best Japanese and fusion food in Paral·lel.

Carrer de Muntaner, 83C Barcelona.
930 180 623
Food, live music and art are merged in this same space with healthy and Mediterranean dishes.

Here comes the tricky part, choosing the best party. Are you into house, rock, hip hop, indie …? You decide! And don´t worry about going back home cause the metro runs all night.

sala Apolo

What a revival
C / nou de la Rambla, 113 Barcelona
Sala Apolo is always a good option to have all kind of celebrations. Get ready to dance all the classics from the 90’s!The party will start at 1:00am by Nitsa Club: DJ Fra + Shelby Gray + Dj Kosmos and Dafoe. And in Sala Apolo 2 you can also dance until your body can’t handle it with Dj Coco, Indiescabreados Djs, Dj Mëther & Zacker, Dj Pegatas and Graham.

Huge space, huge party!
C / Pamplona, 88 Barcelona
You can have the grapes at the same Razzmatazz or you can join them later in one of their 5 rooms to enjoy the most famous hits of one of the bigger clubs in Barcelona.

What a classic
Main entrance (Av. Marqués de Comillas,13) Barcelona
Poble Espanyol celebrates the 28th edition of one of the most mythical New Year’s Eve parties in the city. From 22:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. in the morning enjoy the chimes, grapes, cocktails, good music and the best atmosphere.

Bring your hipster shirt!
Plaça Reial, 7, Barcelona
If you rather indie music than electronic, Sidecar Factory Club is your place. The most popular indie-rock and pop songs will welcome 2017 in this mythical club in Plaça Reial.

We love electronic
Rambla Catalunya, 2-4 Barcelona
City Hall offers 5 hours of electronic music with the prestigious Barcelona DJ, creator of Club 4 along with Marco Carola, Christian Smith and Adam Beyer.

Funky Music
Escudellers, 49, Barcelona
The Presidentes will be in charge of animating the party at Marula Café. If that was not enough, the dj’s in the club will make you dance to the rhythm of soul, jazz, boogaloo, disco and funk.

Exclusive Club
c/Tuset, 13 Barcelona
If you like to go fancy, from midnight until 6am, Sutton Club Barcelona will dress up to welcome in a new year with of Dj Alberto Martin.

Sofisticated House
c/Ramon Trías Vargas, 2-4 Barcelona
3 different atmospheres (house, hip hop, r&b) atmospheres, international dj’s and a terrace are some of the attractions to celebrate new year’s eve at Catwalk.


Get ready to sweat
Pl. Real, 17 Barcelona
Two very different styles will welcome in the new year at Jamboree: Jamboree dance club: hip hop, R & B dancehall: Yoda & Eley. Tarantos: 80s, 90s and pop rock: Joe Cabana & Kerito. If you don’t like to dance and sweat, that’s not you place.

Wake up and Dance!
C31, Km 186.1, 08840 Viladecans, Barcelona
If your night was too short and you still have energy for more party, visit El Row 14 in Viladecans, where Seth Troxler, Joris Voorn, Cuartero or Marco Pharaohs will offer a 12 hour music session (9am to 9pm) non stop.

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