Category Archives: Nightlife

International Jazz Festival in Barcelona

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The Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival in Barcelona is one of the most known jazz festivals in the world and one of the most important musical events in Barcelona and Spain. It takes place annually in October-December. This year’s events are distributed between the 13th of October to 20th of December.

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Milano Cocktail Bar – a trip through time and space

campari milano cocktail bar barcelona vintage cocteleria best bars in2An elegant and discreet place, live jazz, tapas, assorted cocktails and red vintage sofas. Milano Cocktail Bar has the perfect combination for an afternoon aperitivo in the Milan of the 40’s.

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El Nacional: Top fine cuisine in Barcelona

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On the majestic Passeig de Gracia (must-see avenue during your stay in Barcelona) opened its doors in 2014 a space dedicated to restoration, seducing both food gourmets and lovers of interior design and architecture.

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Barcelona Sonar Festival

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HISTORY

Sónar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 by journalist Ricard Robles and musicians Enric Palau, and Sergi Caballero. This first event was attended by nearly 6,000 people, but this numbered tripled in only two years, reaching 18.000 in 1996. Sonar assistants number has allways kept growing until the early 2010’s, when Sónar size stabilized at around 80.000 visitors / year. Continue reading

Best places for Live Music in Barcelona

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Fancy some live DJ’s or live concerts? Jazz, dance, indie rock… there are lots of bars and clubs that offer live music in Barcelona, so you’ll find anything you need. Here are some ideas from our Staff Pick of the best places to listen to live music in Barcelona.

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Gran teatre Liceu, the Barcelona opera house

TEATRE LICEU

Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, also known as Barcelona Opera House, was founded in 1847, and it has become a symbol of the city through the years.

The Liceu was founded by private shareholders that made a trading company, organized in a trade society (Great Liceu Theater Society). By that time, Barcelona was a growing city which needed to offer its citizens a music conservatory and theater. That’s why the Liceu was planned and built.

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5 amazing Wine shops and cellars in Barcelona

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Among other things, Barcelona is known for its healthy and Mediterranean cuisine, which perfectly combines both products of the sea and mountains to create innovative dishes. Catalonia is one of the most important wine regions in Spain, with a lot of different types of wine, such as, for example, Penedès, Alella or Priorat. Continue reading