Twenty-four-hour Party People
The night holds limitless possibilities in Barcelona. Start with sunset drinks on a panoramic terrace or dig your heels in the sand at a rustic beachside chiringuito (bar). As darkness falls, live music transforms the city: the rapid-fire rhythms of flamenco, brassy jazz spilling out of basements, and hands-in-the-air indie-rock at vintage concert halls. Towards midnight the bars fill. Take your pick from old-school taverns adorned with 19th-century murals, plush lounges in lamp-lit medieval chambers or boisterous cava bars. If you’re still standing at 3am, hit the clubs and explore Barcelona’s unabashed wild side.
Outside Barcelona, there are other interesting places to explore in the Catalonia region, such as the province of Gironaoffering an incredible abundance of exciting sites and activities catering to all interests, from the surrealist world of Salvador Dali to the picturesque fishing villages that stretch up the Costa Brava and the charming medieval villages of Jewish heritage such as Girona city itself.