What to do on New Year’s in Barcelona

New Year's Eve, Plaza Espanya - Barcelona

Are you feeling the pressure? That nagging end of  the year feeling, the need to have the maximum amount of fun lined up for New Year’s Eve? If you are in Barcelona, you’re in luck, we’ll point you in the direction of the best restaurants, activities and parties on the night.

No Sour Grapes!

In Spain and Catalonia festivities come with their own customs. At the stroke of midnight you are “obligated” to consume 12 grapes, one for each strike. Washing it down with a glass of cava, the local sparkling wine, is recommended! With or without the wine, the 12 grapes, will supposedly bring 12 months of luck and prosperity.

On the other hand, If you are used to spectacular fireworks on New Year’s Eve you might be slightly disappointed, although there’s a good firework show on Plaza Espanya. Our theory is that the “Barcelonins” are all “blasted out” when they get to the end of the year as they are prone to setting off fireworks with any minimal excuse all year, with Midsummer’s Eve - Sant Joan as the, literal, highlight.

No worries though, our guide will help you make your own fireworks on the night!

New Year’s for Party Animals

New Year's for Couples

New Year's for Families

So, there you have it, our insider’s tips on how to enjoy your New Year’s Eve in Barcelona.

Bon any nou 2018!