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The best entertainment spots to hit in Barcelona


Barcelona, the home of tapas, the infamous Santa Maria del Mar church and Picasso’s childhood, is quite easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There’s so much to do in Barcelona, from exploring the impressive architecture from the likes of Antoni Gaudí such as the Sagrada Família or discovering the beautiful parks such as Parc de la Ciutadella and Monjuïc Castle, to exquisite, traditional tapas and vermouth in the bars. We’ve put together a list of some of the best entertainment spots to hit in Barcelona.

Casino Barcelona is easily one of the best entertainment spots in the city. With the World Poker Tour being held here in May and October 2016 and January 2017, a range of dinners, shows and live music, it is one part of the city that shouldn’t be missed. There is a range of table games at this casino, including mini punto banco, casino stud poker, American and French roulette and various types of blackjack suitable for advanced players to amateurs. However, Casino Barcelona is more than just a casino. It has become an exciting leisure facility in the heart of Barcelona, with dance classes, excellent cuisine and exclusive events, making it one of the best entertainment spots in Barcelona.

250516shutterstock_178539545 (2)If live music is what you’re after then music venues such as Sala Apolo should be your first stop. Combining live music concerts with club nights, this venue is one of the best in the city venturing through a range of genres from rock to club music. However, if you’re after music that is more classical then getting a ticket to one of the shows at the Palau de la Musica Catalana could be perfect for you. Whether you’re looking for works of Bach, Tchaikovsky or Mozart, or you’re looking for traditional Spanish guitar or flamenco dancing then this beautiful Catalan Modernisme building could be the hot spot for you.

If you happen to be travelling around the time of a full-moon, you’re in luck. Once a month on the beach at Mar Bella, there is a huge gathering of people of all ages to drum, dance and sing the night away. All of the music is acoustic and the gathering is a great mix of locals and tourists who normally stay more under the radar. There is no bar, but you are free to bring your own drinks and dance, drink and skinny-dip until morning comes.

Barcelona city viewFilmoteca de Catalunya is another of the best entertainment spots in Barcelona. As Catalonia’s national cinema, it compromises of a film library, bookshop, cafe, offices and a dedicated space for exhibitions. Filmoteca de Catalunya is also a gigantic film archive, located close to Palau Güell. There are regular screenings and temporary exhibitions all year round. This year, there is a temporary exhibition to celebrate the centenary of British author Roald Dahl.

Another of the best entertainment spots, particularly if you’re travelling with children, is up the Tibidabo Mountain to the Tibidabo Amusement Park. It is home to rides that are up to 100 years old and gives you amazing views across the whole of Barcelona. With easy access to and from the city centre it is an ideal stop for both children and adults alike looking for some vintage, yet fun entertainment. At the summit of Tibidabo Mountain there is also the Romanesque fortress topped by neo-Gothic Sagrat Cor church. The church is crowned by the enormous bronze statue of the Sacred Heart – a statue of Jesus.

There are a variety of entertainment stops in Barcelona, as the magnetic city draws in tourists from all around the world. With incredible architecture, music, food, casinos, beaches and more, Barcelona is one of the most majestic cities in the world.

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