Barcelona is a destination worth visiting any time of year, but on New Year’s Eve it becomes almost obligatory. The whole city gets involved in the New Year’s celebrations, so it’s a great place to welcome in 2021. We at Casa Vaganto encourage you to join these special celebrations and come make yourself at home with us. If you’re considering celebrating New Year’s Eve in Barcelona, here are a few ideas so you don’t miss a thing on this amazing night.
The Chimes at Fuente de Montjuïc
In Barcelona, like the rest of Spain, it’s traditional to eat 12 grapes with the 12 chimes of midnight. It doesn’t matter whether you’re celebrating the new year at home, in a restaurant, or out on the street, the fact is that the grapes are not optional. That being said, if you’re going to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Catalan capital, we recommend including one of the most iconic options for the night in your plans.
Every New Year’s Eve, the magic fountain in Montjuïc is prepared to welcome the new year. This iconic corner of the city gets packed to the gills with people who don’t want to miss out on this spectacle of lights and sounds. Last year, more than 90,000 people congregated to watch. Starting at 21:30 on December 31st the beautiful luminous choreography will begin, while by 23:45 everything will be ready for the popular Chimes for midnight.