Situated in the northeast area of Spain on the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona is the most favourable place for celebrating the New Year and also New Year’s Eve 2018. It is the capital of Catalonia and the city is famous for her heritage, history, tradition or culture. From the beautiful paintings of Picasso, Dali to the architecture of Montaner and Gaudi everything play a great role to capture people’s attention towards the city. During the New Year’s Eve the city becomes livelier and a chic heart especially for the people who loves parties. All the bars, pubs, and discos everything is packed with teenagers and young people in the evening.
The NYE celebration of the city is beautiful along with some old tradition or superstations which people still follow and some of the best places like Park Guell, Picasso museum and some masterpieces of Gaudi like Casa Milla, Casa Batlo will make your new year’s eve a memorable day of your life.
NYE Countdown, Parties, Fireworks, Events
The New Year’s Eve is known as “la nochevieja” in Spanish. It means that it is the old night. On the 31st night all the family members gather together in order to enjoy the evening meal and also to witness the New Year together. They prefer to have traditional dishes as their meals on that day and the people of Barcelona love to have seafood on their table. Except that seafood they also enjoy vegetable broths, roast suckling piglets, casseroles in their meal. When the time is close to midnight, all the people gather together on the street and wait for the midnight.
The inhabitants of Barcelona maintain some rituals on that eve like they eat 12 grapes at a time along with the 12 ‘gongs of the bells’ of clock. They admire it as the sign of the good luck for the New Year. The young members of the family celebrate the whole night with their friends. They love to party until the sun rises in the morning and with a drink of cava (Spanish champagne) they complete their celebration. The city loves to celebrate this evening in her way. They do not have any rituals of displaying the fireworks, stages or podiums rather the people enjoy this eve with their family and friends in a very simple way. Although you will be able to see the fireworks all over the city but it is not theirs customs.
One of the most popular places in Barcelona is the La Rambla. Even if you are staying their only for a night you need to ramble down the beautiful La Rambla. You really cannot miss one single glance of some of the Gaudi’s magical creation such as Sagarda Familla, Gothic Cathedral and La Pedrera etc. All these have some amazing and magical charm which will surely amazed you.
Hotels for New Years Eve
You will find many beautiful hotels in Barcelona so you don’t have to face any problems in order to find out the good NYE accommodation for you. Some great hotels are Best Western Alfa Aeropuerto Hotel, Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, Eurostars Grand Marina Gl Hotel, Olivia Plaza Hotel, Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona, Hostal Boqueria, Hotel Porta Fira, Rey Juan Carlos, etc. If you are arrange your trip to Spain for Christmas and New Year holidays, early hotel booking is highly recommended.