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The best parties for New Year´s Eve 2013 in Barcelona

27 Nov

New Year´s Eve Barcelona

New Year´s Eve Barcelona

This New Year’s Eve 2013 is bound to be a very special one! The Barcelona City Hall is organizing a fantastic goodbye to this year on Maria Cristina blvd., which will be accompanied by fireworks and great performances ( Fura dels Baus might be one of the performers). However, this is still not confirmed yet, therefore we will provide you with a list of the best New Year’s Eve Parties Barcelona has to offer, just perfect for putting an end to the year in a fun and special way.



Razzmatazz. – 22:30

It begins and ends with you!

The Razzmatazz Hall has welcomed on its stages an impressive line-up of the most famous independent pop, rock and electronic music artists. With its five different halls: Razzclub (indie-pop, new wave, nu-rave, electro-rock) The Loft (techno, hard-techno, electro, dubstep), Lolita (electro, electropunk, electro, house), Popbar (tecnopop, electro-rock, twee-pop, 80’s, indie, R’ N ‘B, gay-friendly hits…) y Rexroom (electronic, punk, rock), you will have a guaranteed great time!

For this New Year’s Eve there are 2 types of tickets you can purchase:

Entrance starting 22:30:

–          2 drinks

–          Razz 2014 T-shirt

–          Good-luck Grapes

–          Glass of cava

Purchase in advance: 50€ + handling fees

Ticket office: 60€

From 22:30 to 00:15 you will party with the Dirty Dancing Crew

Starting from 00:30 the participants will have access to all five halls.

After 00:01:

–          2 drinks

–          Razz 2014 T-shirt


RAZZCLUB: Elyella Djs + Amable & Gato

THE LOFT: Julian Jeweil + Baldo

LOLITA:  Sidechains + Latzaro


REX ROOM: New Year Trill: Sanatruja + Toner

Tickets in advance: https://www.codetickets.com/razzmatazz/en/salarazzmatazz.com/759/

Address: Carrer Almogàvers, 122

Subway stations: Marina L1, Bogatel L4

Hours: 22:30 to 06:00

Price: between 40 and 60€

Harlem Jazz Club

Harlem Jazz Club

Harlem Jazz Club, 23:00

The Harlem is one of the most notorious jazz clubs in Barcelona. They invite you to welcome this New Year with a very interesting and cheerful offer, a concert by Carlos Caro and the Gran Orquesta Sazonando de Cuba (salsa, Cuban music, son, cha-cha) 23.00 to 02.00 hrs.

02.00 to 05.00 hrs : Dj SESSION with “Dr Latin” ( salsa, reggae, cuban, afro & brazilian music)

Tickets: In situ

Address: Carrer Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8

Metro stations: Drassanes L3, Jaume I L4

Hours: From 23:00 to 06:00

Price: Concert + grapes + DJ Session 16€. DJ session only 6€.


Shoko Barcelona

Shoko Barcelona

Shoko, 00:30

Every year Shoko puts together exclusive parties with lots of Glamour. You have the option of dinner with a closed menu and then party, or just go directly to the party. Although they haven’t published the line-up of DJs yet, we will keep you posted with any upcoming news.

Advance Tickets: http://www.shoko.biz

Address: Passeig Marítim Barceloneta, 36

Metro stations: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica L4

Hours: De 00:00 al amanecer

Price: Dinner + Party 210€ / Party 50€ / Cocktail dinner + Party 140€

Sutton, Barcelona

Sutton, Barcelona

Sutton, 00:30

The DJs who will liven up the evening are not yet confirmed. The entry price is 50 euros, including 3 drinks for adults over 21 and the dress code is “elegant”. An important fact to keep in mind is that this club is one of the holders of “The world´s finest clubs” award.

Advance tickets: https://www.ticketea.com/fin-de-ano-y-nochevieja-sutton-barcelona-20132014/

Address: Calle Tuset, 13

Metro station: Diagonal L3, L5

Hours: De 00:00 a 06:00

Price: 50€

Opium Mar, Barcelona

Opium Mar, Barcelona


Opium Mar, 00:30

If your wish is to spend New Year’s Eve near the sea, in an elegante, exclusive club, listening to house and electronic music, Opium Mar is the place to be.

Advance tickets: http://www.wantickets.com/Events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=140063

Address: Paseo Marítimo 34

Metro station: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica L4

Hours: from 00:00 till dawn

Pirce: 50€ + handling fees

Catwalk, Barcelona

Catwalk, Barcelona


Catwalk, 23:30

It’s very closet o the sea and the Mafre Towers. It has two romos:  House & Rnb, Hip hop & funky.

Advance tickets: https://www.ticketea.com/fin-de-ano-y-nochevieja-catwalk-barcelona-20132014/

Address: Calle de Ramón Trias Fargas, 2

Metro station: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica L4

Hours: De 00:00 al amanecer

Price: 20€ x 3 drinks until December 15th / 40€ x 3 drinks from December 16th to 29th de / 60€ one drink from December 30th to 31st.

Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol


Poble Espanyol, 00:30

Includes 5 drinks + hot chocolate + grapes + cotillion

On the 31st of December and up until 5 o’clock the tickets have a price of 35€

One more year, Poble Espanyol (The Spanish Village) sets up a great, all night long New Year’s Eve Party, in two different spaces: The Tent in La Plaza Mayor and La Discoteca on the exhibition grounds.

The party will start around 22:30h. At 00:00 you will witness the 12 Bell Rings directly from the Poble Espanyol City Hall building. All this accompanied by hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and some modern music.

The Spanish village is a truly beautiful place, situated on the Montjuïc Mountain, close by to Barcelona city center. It’s an ideal place to celebrate big parties and especially for New Year’s the parties organized here have had great success over the years.

Advance tickets:  http://www.nocheviejabarcelona.com/

Address: Avda. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13

Metro station: Plaza España L1 y L3

Bus: 13, 150, Stop Poble Espanyol

Hours: from 22:30 until dawn

Price: 35€

Sala Apolo

Sala Apolo

Sala Apolo, not yet confirmed

The line-up for the New Year’s Party in Apolo is not yet confirmed. But one thing is for sure: in the upstairs hall there will be electronic music and in the downstairs hall alternative and indie rock. The famous Dj Coco and Dj Graham will be there for sure, which means the party will be on!

Advance tickets: 15€

Address: C/Nou De la Rambla, 113 (Barcelona).

Metro staition: Paral·lel (L2/L3).

Bus: 20, 36, 57, 64, 121, 157, N0, N6.

Hours: Mo-Sat 0.30-5/6 (weekends).

Price: 16€ with 1 drink (9€ with 1 beer or free until 2:30h for the “carnet Primavera Sound and Plastic Club owners).

The Urban Suites offers excellent apartments for the New Year’s period, very close to Spain Square and Sants Station.

PS: There is also a nice environtment to end the year at Catalonia Square and Agbar tower surrounding.


Do you have plans for New Year´s Eve in Barcelona?

27 Dec

If you don´t have, don´t worry The Urban Suites have though from where you can go and eat grapes surrounded by nice people to the best places to go boogie at New Year´s eve. You may don´t know that is traditional to eat twelve grapes, one on each chime of the clock.

Dinner options will the next post.


new year, 2013, barcelona

New Year´s Eve at Catalunya Square

Catalonia Square: During the last few years this place has become a meeting point to take the grapes and provide the  welcoming to the New  Year. The last New Year´s Eve about 50 thousand people met at this place, most of whom were tourists. One point to note is that there is a police cordon around the square not to allow people  to enter with bottles, but biodegradable cups are distributed to everyone.

new year, 2013, agbar tower

New Year´s Eve at Agbar Tower

Agbar Tower: The Agbar Tower changes the lighting first with the quarter and after the stroke, so it is an interesting proposal to go to eat the grapes.



apolo, new year´s eve
New Year´s Eve Sala Apolo




Entrance: 15 €

Sala Razzmatazz: There  is a 15 minutes walk from the Agbar Tower, so if you take the grapes there, it´s easy to get there. This club have five large rooms with different environments and music (techno, pop, indie, electro, rock, house …).

Access from 22:30 h: With 2 drinks, Tshirt  Razz’13, Cotillion, Lucky grapes, glass of champagne Price: 45 €

22:30 to 00:15: Show and Chimes by the Dirty Dancing Crew.

-From 00:30 Access to 5 rooms with Razz The Greatest Hits Collection

Check in after 00:01 includes 2 drinks and Tshirt Razz’13 €

Sidecar: This place is situated at Plaza Real and you will be able to dance the wildest rock. Not very big, so if you do not arrive soon you might find making a big queue. But it worth entering, is open until 6am and the environment deserves the minutes you wait in the tail. You have a 5-10 minutes walk from Catalunya Square.

City Hall: Next to Plaza Catalunya, less than 2 minutes walking you will find this nightclub. It´s known for offering a varied program every day. It has two different rooms (one electro, the another more rock) and two terraces that are open all year. City hall is also an excellent choice.Rambla Cataluña 4.

Alternative festivals:

New Year´s Eve, barcelona

Circuito Regenerador

NOCHEVIEJA REGENERADORA: (Postapocalyptic, as always): In my opinion, this is the craziest party of all and the funnier. Raúl Muniente, its creator, is a quintessential mass agitator and never fails in its mission to let the people have fun.

This time has moved to Poble Nou, to the Taberna Sonora, near Sala Razzmatazz.

The capacity will be limited to 400 people, so the sold out before the 31st December is possible, so if you are undecided …

Prices until 31 December-inclusive-

40 euros to 40 drinks

Where is it? In Pamplona street 96

HITAZOS A CHOLON: 15.0: For the second consecutive year, the group has chosen Sala 242 to say Good Bye to the 2012 and they will make you dancing from 1 to 6 in the morning.

Early Entry: 30 € (3 combined / 6 beers). The price for extra combined drinks will be 5 € and € 2.5 for beer or soda.

Where?  Entença 37, between Sepulveda and Gran Via

NEW YEAR´S EVE PARTY AT POBLE ESPANYOL: This probably will be the most crowded.

There will be three areas occupying 2500m2 and you don´t have to be worry about the cold, as they all are covered. The zones are carp, the fairgrounds and the party will be in the Plaza Mayor.

Normal ticket: € 35 (entry lilac or red) access to two areas.

VIP tickets: 40 € access to 3 zones.

If you need accommodation in Barcelona, take a look at The Urban Suites . We have the best deals!

Barcelona traps – Four days tour

23 Feb

On April 1st 2006 I arrived to Barcelona with a huge suitcase, my laptop and my backpack. I had no plan, just to see how things were here, like I did the last 6 months in Galway Ireland. The idea was staying a few months, work so as to save some money and go on with my nomad life. But six years later I am still here, with a stable job, my rented floor and a one year old little monster.

I would have never realized that I would ended living in Barcelona. I still remember how little I felt when I walked for the first time through Paseo de Gracia. On the way I found this building that had not even one single straight line, called La Pedrera built by Gaudí. Today I can not conceive Barcelona without him, because Barcelona is Gaudí, Miró, the beach, is mountain, nightlife, tapas, gazpacho, bread with tomato, the Primavera Sound, the Sagrada Familia, Palau de la Música, Picasso Museum…It is a wide range of possibilities, that deserve to be visited and explored taking your time.

Next I am going to describe a four days tour for those who have never been to Barcelona, with some of the most emblematic places. I will obviously pass from many places, because I would nearly need ten more posts to describe every interest place, but in the future I will post about restaurants, museums, the best places to go with kids, and, why not, something about nightclubs, one has to have fun, or not??

Day 1

Monjuic: is the greenest part of the city, a mountain full of parks and gardens, that starred the 1929 International Exposition and also the 1992 Olympic Games. In this mountain is were you can find the Botanic Garden, the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi, Sant Jordi Club, the Magic Fountain, the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Catalunya (MNAC) , the Teatre Nou (theatre) and Montjuic Castle.

Poble Espanyol: is a small recreation of Spain, where you can find Its most emblematic buildings. Every day you can see how craftsmen work (like they used to do it many years ago) wood, crystal or leather. Tickets are around 10€. In the afternoon they have gincanas (game) for kids.

Magic Fountain: is a show, generally at night, but not every day. A mix of lights, colours, playing with water and music, that make this place a very special one.

The Arenas: this is a shopping mall inside the structure of an old bullfighting plaza. In the fourth floor you can find the only Rock Museum in Europe, and if you go up the last floor, you will find a beautiful view of Plaza España, Fira Barcelona and Montjuic.

Campo Nou: Barcelona futbol team Studium. Tickets are around 20€

Day 2

La Rambla: it is a pedestrian street where you can buy flowers, birds and many other things, it starts in the Old Port and finishes in Plaza Cataluña. Walking through it you will find the Boquería Market, Palau (Palace) de la Virreina, Liceu Theatre and Güell Palace.

Plaza Real (Royal Square): a public plaza with a trapezoide shape right next to the Rambla and situated in the Gothic neighbourhood. In here you will find two light posts designed by Gaudí itself, many restaurants with terraces and nightclubs with music to choose, like jazz, hip-hop, flamenco, commercial or indie rock.

Plaza Sant Jaume: in the middle of Ciutat Vella (Old city) it has the two most important buildings in Barcelona: the Generalitat of Cataluña and The Ayuntamiento (City Hall).

Palau de la Música:  a beautiful building, it is the music auditorium, designed by Lluís Domènech I Montaner, a architect from Barcelona, one of the most representative of the Catalonian modernism.

Plaza Cataluña: the heart of the city, a busy area full of tourists because of its beauty and the commercial activity. From the last floor of the Corte Ingles mall, you can take very nice picture of the plaza.

Day 3

Paseo de Gracia: it is the commercial avenue that goes from Diagonal Av. to Plaza Cataluña. Almost in Av.Diagonal you can see La Pedrera buit by Gaudí and the Casa Batlo.

Park Güell: from the three crosses there is a spectacular view of the city. The park has an extension of 17,18 acres and in its design you can clearly see Gaudìs hand.

Sagrada Familia: the cathedral is a catholic temple, designed by the catalonian architect Antonio Gaudí. They started building it in 1882, and it is still unfinished. You can be three hours going around it, and you will not finish seeing every single detail. It is a magnificent place. It is better if you buy your ticket online, since you will save yourself of making a big line. Price approximately: 13 € , kids free.

Día 4

Tibidabo: a 350 meters mountain that can be access in funicular o with the blue tram, the last one the city conserves. In the top you will find a remodelled amusement park, that has two exceptional attractions, the roller coaster and the terror cave, unique in Europe because of its characteristics.

Born: one of the most historic and exclusive neighbourhoods in the city. The gothic style of its streets attracted artists and bohemians, that opened innovative stores of art, fashion and restaurants. In this neighbourhood you can fin the Triumph Arch, Picasso Museum and the Ciutadella Park.

Port Vell: is the most antic part of Barcelona Port. It is where the artificial Barcelona Port was born. It is separated from the sea by breakwaters, and use to be one of the favourite places for leisure of the city. Actually Port Vell installations are intended for sport boats and vessels like the deposit pier and the Barceloneta pier.

Zoo: if you are coming with kids, one hour inside the zoo will make them happy! The Barcelona Zoo aims to conserve, investigate and educate. It has one of the most important Collections of animals in Europe.


In the last years people are starting to get use to rent apartments in Barcelona because of many reasons: more privacy, space, comfort, the possibility of preparing your own meals or whatever you want…The Urban Suites has been over two years number one in TripAdvisor because of its excellent service, the way they deal with customers and its location (outside the chaotic city centre, but well communicated with the airport, Plaza España, Camp Nou and Sants Station). Families love it, group of friends and executives too, so there is the recommendation!

Different alternatives for New Years Eve in Barcelona Welcome 2012, good bye 2011!

21 Dec


If you are in Barcelona for New Years Eve, you may are interested in going to Plaza Cataluña to say good bye to the 2011st and hello to the 2012. The environment there is very international and maybe some Spanish person share the grapes with you 😉 (the Spanish tradition of taking 12 grapes the first 12 seconds of the year). Agbar Tower say hello to the 2012nd with its lights, sure it will be interesting and beautiful to be there!

Later you will see different possibilities to continue the night of New Years  Eve:




New Year’s Eve at the Poble Espanyol is a big party with the fun atmosphere of the city which will run throughout the night in two covered: The Tent of The Plaza Mayor and the disco’s fair.

The party will start on 22:30 pm Live the chimes live from the building of the Municipality of Poble Espanyol, you will have grapes and cotillón luck with your entrance. And then you will dance with the best music of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, Disco and most current music from today till dawn!!!

Poble Espanyol is a place of great beauty, located on the hill of Monjuic close to the center of Barcelona. The ideal place to spend the nights reserved for major holidays and year-end has been operating for many years with great success of the public.

The entrance cost 30€ until 31st December and you will get 5 drinks with it.




It´s a Young party in which you will get lots of fun. Any of the djs are professional, but the music is really funny, you will be able to listen from LCD Sound System to Daft Punk, from Arcade Fire to The Cure, from The Strokes to Gossip.

It´s going to be celebrated in the Old Textil Factory at Virrei Amat, near the tube. The entrance cost 35€ until 24th December and 40€ until 31st. With the entrance you will be able to drink 35 drinks until 6 in the morning. Then if you want to continue the party you will have to pay 15€ extra and you will get another 15 drinks, are you ready?





– Entrance from 22:30h:

-Includes 2 drinks + Razz’12 shirt + cotillón + lucky grapes+ glass of cava.

-38€ + taxes/ 45€ at the ticket office

-22:30 to  00:15: Show Dirty Dancing Crew.

– Entrance from 00:01:

-2 drinks + Razz’12 shirt

-28€ + taxes /35€ at the ticket office

From 00.00 the 5 floors will be open:

Razz Club: Amable & Gato + Legoteque

The Loft: Undo +  MouseUp

Lolita: Pffff + Sidechains

Pop Bar: Jon & Monique + Laura Put

Rex Room: Club Vegas




Sala Apolo is one of my favourite places to go out during the weekend, but if the queue gets used to be hard a regular Friday, I cannot imagine for New Years Eve. Anyway, I´m sure that if you are one of the lucky people that go in to the Apolo, you will get fun, for sure. If you like rock and the 90s, if you like Primavera Sound Festival, this is your place!

Entrance 15€  at the door, 8€ for partners, free until 02.30 for owners of the Primavera Sound card.


We hope to be helpfull for you to choose the best option for New Years Eve!



Don´t miss La nit de la Musica next 2nd July, in Monjuic. It´s free!!!

28 Jun

Next 2nd July, “La nit de la Música” it will be held in Montjuic. There will be Flemish performance, popular music from Barcelona, pop, rock, theatre… and everything is free!!

This acts have been chosen by the programmers of festivals as Sonar, BAM, Gracia Territori Sonor and Hiptnotik.

Also, you will be able to enter for free until 1 am at Caixaforum, Joan Miró Foundation, Museu Etnològic, MNAC, el Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport and Poble Espanyol. And the gardens of Teatre Grec until 3 am.

Entire Program:

Barcelona Acció Musical / Sónar
Castell of Montjuïc: Fossat de Santa Elena
22.00h Abraham Boba
23.00h Mishima
00.30h DJ2D2
01.30h Matador Rockers
02.15h C156
03.00h John Talabot

Blues Festival from Barcelona / Flemish Ciutat Vella

Castell of Montjuïc: Patí d’Armes
22.00h Chino & The Big Bet
23.20h Barcelona Blues Big Band + Agustí Burriel i Carles Segarra
00.30h Paula Domínguez
01.15h Ginesa
02.15h Peret Reyes

Cruïlla BCN / Festival Mil·lenni
Estadi Olimpic
22.00h Homo APM?
22.30h Ix!
23.45h Albert Pla
01.00h El día de la Barbota
02.45h Pastora

Festival Nous Sons / International festival of Percussion of Catalonia / Festival de Música Antiga

MNAC – Sala Oval
National Palace
22.00h Marley 30 years (Natxo Tarrés and The Wireless).
23.40h Orquest Àrab de Barcelona

Hipnotik Festival / San Miguel Primavera Sound
Plaça del Marquès de Foronda
22.00h Hipnotik Mc Battle
23.45h Arianna Puello
00.45h Aias
01.40h Mujeres
02.35h Joe Crepúsculo
03.20h DJ Fra
Festival Mas i Mas
Poble Espanyol
22.00h Amansalva
22.45h Quico el Célio, el Noi i el Mut de Ferreries
24.00h The Jamboree Big Latin Band + Lucrecia + Jimmy Jenks

Barnasants / MPB – Música Popular de Barcelona
Plaça de Margarita Xirgu
22.00h Eduard Iniesta
22.40h Enric Hernàez
23.25h Joan Isaac
00.15h Cristiano Andrade
01.15h SaravaCalé

Voll-Damm International Festival of Jazz of Barcelona / Guitar Festival of Barcelona / De Cajón! Flemish Festival of Barcelona
Teatre Grec
22.00h Sandra Carrasco + Iván Melón Lewis
23.30h Pegasus
00.45h Gossos

Beefeater In-Edit
Caixa Forum
22.00h Soul Train
23.20h When You’re Strange

Gràcia Territori Sonor – Festival Lem
Museu Etnològic Jardins Laribal
20.00h Huan
23.00h Paul Stouthmater i Ferran Besalduch
24.00h Lummm
01.00h Linalab

If you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona for these dates, check the availability in The Urban Suites.

Don´t hesitate in contacting us to know the availability! Write to: info@theurbansuites.com.