- By Kevin
- On Aug 8, 2017
- Travel Tips
Everybody loves leisure and having fun. And Barcelona offers fun for everyone: kids and adults, thrill seekers, and people in search of peace and quiet. Attractions and leisure in Barcelona, Barcelona nightlife and tours guide recommended.
Locals who are young, and not so young, pack the streets of the Eixample during the long weekends in the city. Clubs, bars and discotheques playing contemporary sounds and classic hits, and restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine welcome students, stag and hen nights and groups of friends of all ages who party all night until they drop.
Shops, bars, restaurants and loads of fun on this large open-air terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. The old harbour, or Port Vell, with the Maremagnum at its centre, is one of the most popular places with visitors and locals who are looking for the convenience of everything in one area. In summer, its terraces are the star attraction, while in winter people continue to enjoy the sea from the spacious bars and restaurants with their superb views.
The left side of the Eixample, bordered by the Carrer Balmes, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Carrer Urgell and Carrer Aragó, is home to most of the venues frequented by the gay and lesbian community, hence the name Gaixample. The area is packed with restaurants offering live entertainment, bars and discotheques where freedom and coexistence are the true stars of the show.