Barcelona has long been the city success story for Spanish tourism, drawing record numbers of international visitors every year. While the influence of the tourist euro on the city’s fortunes cannot be underestimated, for locals this success has come at a price as areas such as Barri Gòtic have changed beyond recognition.
At times life in Barcelona can seem like one long fiesta, especially during summer when every barrio in the city celebrates its own patron saint days and a Bacchanalic carnival vibe takes over the entire town one district at a time.
When night falls, Shôko transforms, bringin the best nights in Barcelona that continues until dawn with the best beats from international Dj’s such as Rawliquor Dj’s, Dj D-Wayne, Nouveaubeats Dj’s, DVBBS, Sebastián Gamboa, Quintino, Borgeous, Tom Swoon and our resident Dj’s Tony Storella, Dj Muly, Dj Papis..
Ocaña pays tribute to the brilliant José Pérez Ocaña, painter, activist and defender of freedom during Spain's Transition and in the 1970s. The ample space sets out to rediscover the transgressor spirit of the artist, so little recognised by civic institutions.
Barcelona has become the capital of jazz, thanks to its friends at the International Jazz Festival and many venues who have supported the genre. Discover the universe of jazz in the city with this selection of the top places to see and hear it live in all its splendour.
Although New York is called “the city that never sleeps,” that moniker really belongs to Barcelona, which could just as accurately be labeled, “the city that naps in the afternoon and then parties till sunrise.”