Barcelona is famously known for its football (US soccer) team, its beaches, and its arts and architecture. During the day, the place is beautiful and almost artistic. When the sun goes down, the city comes alive and the real fun begins. With busy bars and discos where people party all night, the city comes alive with people enjoying their youth. These are some activities that travelers can partake in to have the once-in-a-lifetime night experience of Barcelona.

Besides soccer, Barcelona has some great views of the city. They have local shows and music to enjoy while staying there, and visitors can even learn a thing or two about how to cook certain dishes.

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Best Scenic Sites In Barcelona To Consider Visiting

Barcelona is also known for its mesmerizing scenic views, and most of them are free to enjoy for anyone who wishes to. Some of the sights to see are below.

Sunset In Tibidabo

Known as the Magic Mountain since it is located in the Collserola mountain range, this is one of the best sites to go to when the sun starts going down. Because of how high it is, it will give travelers the best view to see the sunset and how beautiful it makes the whole city. It’s an extremely stunning site to see. The amazing views of Barcelona are breathtaking, not only because of the vistas but also because of the things that can be seen – one of the country’s oldest operating amusement parks. Afternoons can be spent enjoying the sights, while evenings can be spent viewing the spectacular sunset.

  • Prices to visit the area vary according to how many people are visiting, as there are discounts for larger groups of people
  • Visiting days differ according to seasons and sun positions. Visit their website for more

Bunkers del Carmel

This vantage point will provide you with a panoramic view of Barcelona from all sides. It is 262 meters above sea level and positioned at the top of Carmel’s “turo de la Roviva” mountain. Despite the name, there’s never been any sight of Bunkers here. Though, an anti-aircraft battery was stationed there during the Spanish Civil War. This is now one of Barcelona’s most popular sunset viewing spots. Travelers are sure to have a lot of fun.

  • There is no fee to enter
  • The place is open 24/7, 365 days

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Learn A New Skill

One of the best places to learn a new skill is in a foreign city by learning how to cook their local dish, learn their dance or their culture as a whole. That way the experience is firsthand.

Take A Paella Cooking Class

Travelers will get a personal experience of Spain and its delectable cuisine. From the Spanish omelet to amazing fish and beef, and the Paella. There are several restaurants in Barcelona that, in addition to serving a variety of paellas, offer the opportunity to learn how to prepare them. It’s not just about being able to impress family and friends when a traveler returns home, but it’s also about having a great time with the group while attempting to create the most renowned Spanish dish and learning about other cultures, tasting, and making new food. Travelers can be sure that they will get the best Barcelona Paella experience because of the exceptional customer service, which constantly goes above and beyond for every member of the party. This event is open to the general public and is a spectacular event.

  • Prices differ according to the experience level and the cooking instructors

Los Encants Market

The best way to learn about a place's cultural and traditional lifestyle is to go to a local market. Los Encants market is a traditional flea market with treasures, alternative artifacts, and a wide range of second-hand items. On the first floor, there are inexpensive restaurants and pubs beneath an astonishing mirror ceiling. Travelers might even be able to get something to forget to pack for the trip at a reasonable price. This is a must-see during any travelers' visit to Barcelona. There are various activities to explore, including:

  • Vintage clothes
  • Antiques
  • Eat local food

Enjoy Local Shows

There are various shows to enjoy late at night in Barcelona as a way to close off the day. Travelers have the luxury of choosing the shows that suit them best from the options mentioned below.

Light Show At Montjuic Fountain

Also known as the Magic Mountain, the Montjuic Fountain's light show is spectacular. The fountain was built in 1929 for the Universal Exposition and has been providing spectacular and colorful presentations to locals and tourists alike on most evenings throughout the years.

  • Depending on the time of the year, the light show is open from 8 PM to 9 PM or from 9 PM to 10 PM.
  • The exhibition runs 3 to 5 days a week all year round and is closed 7th of January to the 28th of February for repairs and technical maintenance.
  • The place is free.

Open-Air Cinema

What better way to enjoy the night than viewing a movie beneath Barcelona's starry sky? This activity is preferably done in the summer because staying outside for a long time in winter can result in frostbite and ruin a traveler's whole trip. One of the best outdoor theatres is the Montjuic hall in Montjuic. Located at the foot of the castle, this theatre is quite beautiful. Before the movie begins, there is a live music performance for the audience to take in and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the summer night. Another great theatre is Cinema Lliure located in Barceloneta. Travelers can swim at Sant Sebastia Beach, then get a drink and some food at one of the restaurants and pubs that are on the beach, and prepare to enjoy a movie with breathtaking views of the beach.

  • It costs $7.14 per visit
  • Opens daily at 8:30 PM and the first movie is screened at 10 PM.

Flamenco Dancing

A Flamenco show must be one of the things on the to-do list for travelers visiting Barcelona. Flamenco is a Spanish musical form that is rooted in every Spanish city, and Barcelona has the most spectacular Flamenco shows. In the performance, the dancer dances with a loyal companion – the Spanish guitar. Flamenco performers sing and dance wearing traditional long red gowns with white dots. Flamenco is sure to brighten up any traveler's trip to Barcelona. This place is unique and has an inviting atmosphere. A renowned Flamenco artist is the one in charge of the establishment. Travelers can simply go to the event and enjoy it, or order some dinner and beverages while enjoying the music. A reservation must be made in advance to save a seat, as this place is usually fully booked. Prices vary and tickets start from $39. Travelers can watch the show at

  • El Tablao Cordobés, located in Las Ramblas.
  • El Patio Andaluz, located in the Andalusian square

While Barcelona is a city well-known for its performing soccer team, it has beautiful places and views to enjoy while staying there – even if it is only for one night. There are multiple ways to enjoy the stay, as mentioned above. It is a place worth visiting, even for non-soccer lovers, as it has so much more to offer than soccer.

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