Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Barcelona: Ideas for Ringing in 2021

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. 

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The Torre Agbar light show

Another Barcelona icon on New Year’s Eve is the famous Torre Agbar. Though this building is worth notice every day of the year, it will certainly be worth your time on the last night of 2019. It’s traditional for Torre Agbar to delight both Barcelonans and visitors with a special light show for the 12 Chimes of midnight.

The tower is visible from different parts of the city, so make sure you don’t miss out on this luminous spectacle!

New Year’s Eve party at Poble Espanyol

Every New Year’s Eve, Poble Espanyol has been the setting for one of Barcelona’s best celebrations for almost three decades. This charming space opens its doors to celebrate the arrival of the new year as it deserves: three dance floors, the best music and New Year’s celebration.

The New Year’s Eve party kicks off at 22:30, so you can eat your 12 grapes there. However, you can show up any time, as the celebration lasts until 6:00.

Are you prepared for a different, unforgettable New Year’s Eve? At our boutique hotel near Montjuic, we guarantee that Barcelona won’t disappoint.

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