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June 8, 2010

An Evening In Barcelona: How To Enjoy Barcelona As A Tourist After Dark!

Your nights in Barcelona often turn mornings! Barcelona is the city that comes rocking after dark. The Catalonian jewel, known for its art & architectural magnificence during daytimes, unveils its cabaret character after dark. Barcelona becomes dazzling after dark. The after dark fun often begins with evening strolls. Its streets and squares start getting thronged early evening, and they are the common places for alfresco drinking, which is pretty popular in Barcelona. The atmosphere at bars, clubs, lounges and cafés is electrifying after dark.

Music is the real fuel of Barcelona after dark life. The nightlife typically features all types of music including Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, House, Techno, Rock, Razz, Jazz, Flamenco, etc. Flamenco is not as popular as it is in Seville and Madrid, but Jazz certainly has lots of fans in the city. You can feel music in air and everywhere in the street, concerts, halls, clubs and even private parties.

The evening fun usually begins from around 6 to 8pm. The moderate clubbers enjoy in their favorite clubs and bars from 10 to 12pm. However, the fashionable clubs open their doors at 1am; actually, time from 11Pm to 2/3Am, is the peak time for hardcore nightlife. If you are looking to have great after dark fun in Barcelona, you may get started with twilight promenading along Les Rambles.

Barcelona has numerous places to visit, activities for people of all ages, and fun for every taste after dark. It offers you array of after dark venues ranging from inexpensive tasces (taverns) or pubs & cafes, old-fashioned dance halls, vaudeville theatres, movie houses, shops to posh clubs, big avenues, bars, restaurants, concerts, live shows, etc. The city certainly has plenty of places to eat, drink and get merry late night.

Ciutat Vella has some nice after dark venues, such as Les Rambles, Barri Gòtic, and El Raval. Popularly known as La Ramblas, Les Rambles is the popular boulevard running down the center of the Ciutat Vella, dividing the Raval and Barri Gòtic, which is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Les Rambles and Barri Gòtic are the major tourist traps for tourist and newcomers. You can find many clubs, bars and restaurants, here; some of the notables are Jamboree, Kane Room, Fonfone, Club 13, La Veronica, Schilling, Fennelli, and Margarita Blue. El Raval is often referred to as el Barri Xinès, or China town, famous for several fashionable restaurants, cafés, and wide range of pubs and bars, such as Dos Trece, Ra, Rita Blue, Lupino, Ambar and Manchester.

Located just north of the city centre, L’eixample in Eixample is your place for a lot of fine clubs, bars, restaurants and cafés, such as Buda Bar, Sweet Cafe, and City Hall. It is also known one of Barcelona’s gay villages, and thus often nicknamed as gaixample. It has many gay-oriented establishments, such as gay bars or pubs, nightclubs, bathhouses, restaurants, bookstores, and other businesses. It is also famous for its remarkable avenues, such as Passeig de Gràcia, and Avinguda Diagonal.

The Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) on Montjuic (Sants-Montjuïc) also has some of the nice bars and discotheques. The illuminated fountains of Montjuic are very popular after dark venue. The funicular ride up the Tibidabo (Serra de Collserola) is also popular after dark. The Olympic Village in Poble Nou (Sant Martí) is also known its good selection of bars and discotheques. You can also find a number of bars lined up in the areas of Carrer Avinyo, Rambla del and in the streets of El Born in La Ribera. Additionally, Barcelona beaches have some of the nice bars the offer late night fun on beaches.

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