While Spain’s incredible city of Barcelona may be best known for its extraordinary historical and architectural contributions to the world as well as its many wonderful land and water activities for all age groups, it’s also home to an epic nightlife scene all year long. However, the party atmosphere of the city reaches its height during the New Year’s Eve festivities, and Barcelona is the right place to be if you’re interested in welcoming the bright new year of 2019 in grand style. Keep reading to learn more about scheduled New Year’s Eve celebrations as well as club happenings and luxury villa rentals in Barcelona with the best amenities and services that are still available during the holiday.
These events are so big that they can’t be contained within a club, so get out in the streets with the locals and have some fun.
Magic Fountain of Montjuic
Those traveling with children are sure to appreciate this event that is suitable for the entire family, and it’s Barcelona’s official New Year’s Eve celebration. Make sure that the children get a nap during the day because this fun event doesn’t begin until 11 p.m., and you’ll want to arrive at Placa Espanya a bit earlier to beat the crowd of thousands that is expected to turn out. Live music will have the crowd dancing in the streets, and you’ll discover many vendors of food and drink as well as a few street artists and performers. At 11:30, the show will begin at the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, and you’ll enjoy a spectacular sight that is made up of elaborate dancing water, lights and special music for the holiday that concludes with an amazing fireworks show right at the stroke of midnight. Music will play on into the wee hours of the morning for those who want to stay and party.
The Poble Espanyol Dance Party
Situated in the Montjuic Mountains just a short walk from the Magic Fountain of Montjuic celebration mentioned above, the Poble Espanyol New Year’s Eve festivities have been popular with locals and visitors alike for 30 straight years. This huge party is centered at the Plaza Mayor, which is a vast and comfortable outdoor space, and the fun begins at 10:30 p.m. and doesn’t end until the sun rises at 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day. DJs will keep the music going so that everyone is up and dancing, the drinks will flow all night long and party novelties will be provided as well.
Tickets are still available, and you may choose the regular admission ticket that comes with four drinks or the VIP ticket that allows you into the party with no need to stand in line, four drinks and access to the special VIP area. There’s also a VIP Table option and a VIP Premium Table ticket that is available to groups of no less than four, and this includes no-line access, one bottle of either gin, rum, vodka or whiskey for every four people, 16 soft drinks and access to the VIP area.
Adults looking for a really wild New Year’s Eve celebration will want to head over to Placa Catalunya, a very large square situated right in the city center. While no set plans are available, this is a popular yearly gathering that usually attracts thousands of people. It offers music, dancing and plenty of local customs that you won’t find anywhere else. Come ready to party, and you’re welcome to bring your own alcohol or purchase from the many onsite vendors. Be prepared for lots of smashing glass at the stroke of midnight as it is traditional to smash a bottle of liquor on the ground.
At the Clubs
If you’re not comfortable celebrating out on the streets of Barcelona, then you’re welcome to greet the New Year at any of these great night clubs. Keep in mind that these are just a few of the most popular nightspots, and just about every club, restaurant and bar in the city will be offering something special on New Year’s Eve.
This club on the beach is known for its regular dusk-until-dawn dance parties with local and internationally famous DJs bringing the music and its many original theme parties and after parties for the likes of Elton John, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cold Play. You literally never know which celebrities may be rubbing elbows with you on the dance floor, and this year’s New Year’s Eve festivities are sure to bring out all of the big names. Those age 18 and over are invited to attend the Gala Dinner Show that promises the biggest names in Hip Hop, R&B and Reggaeton along with a world-class dinner and cocktails followed by a night of dancing. Tickets are still available, and an elegant dress code is strictly enforced for a sophisticated holiday experience.
Situated right next to the beach, this Ibiza-style club offers a different type of musical entertainment from top DJs and live artists every night of the week. This year’s New Year’s Eve celebration comes with an excellent dinner followed by a huge party with music that includes the genres of electronic and R&B. Tickets are available now, and you may choose from two excellent dinner menus or come for the party only. Be sure to ask for a VIP table if you want the best experience possible for your group. Everyone age 18 and over is welcome to attend, and guest DJs include Gerard Serra, Marshall Night and Alberto Herrera. The dress code is smart-casual.
Available Vacation Rentals
We still have a few Barcelona luxury vacation residences available during the time of the New Year’s Eve festivities, and these are just a couple that may fit your needs.
El Corazon 5
This brand new modern home sits right in the city center, and small groups of no more than five are sure to enjoy a wonderfully comfortable stay. This residence offers three bedrooms and two baths across more than 2,300 square feet of immaculate living space, and visitors are sure to enjoy the short walking distance to many of the city’s best bars and restaurants. Views of the city are abundant from El Corazon 5, and there’s any elevator for easy access. VIEW DETAILS
Larger groups of up to 12 individuals will enjoy a luxurious stay in this beautiful villa that sits on the top of a hill in the city center. This private home offers five bedrooms and 5.5 baths perfectly situated across nearly 12,000 square feet of living space, and there’s a full staff that comes with the rental of this property. Amenities include a private pool, two fireplaces and a relaxing steam shower. VIEW DETAILS
Reserve Your Vacation Home Today
Contact us here at Exceptional Stays to reserve either of these Barcelona vacation residences or one that would better fit your particular wants and needs while there are still vacancies available for the upcoming holidays. Our dedicated concierge team is available to obtain your tickets for the New Year’s Eve festivities, arrange for a driver to see you safely home from your chosen events and make childcare arrangements for the little ones while you’re out celebrating the beginning of a brand new year.