Entertainment

Live Music in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

El Paraigua

A tiny chocolate box of dark tinted Modernisme, the ‘Umbrella’ has been serving up drinks since the 1960s. The turn-of-the-20th-century decor was transferred here from a shop knocked down elsewhere in the district a…
Theatre in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona’s grand old opera house, restored after a fire in 1994, is one of the most technologically advanced theatres in the world. To take a seat in the grand auditorium, returned to all its 19th-century glory but…
Classical Music in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

L’Ateneu

This historic private library and cultural centre (dating back 150 years) hosts a range of high-brow fare, from classical recitals to film screenings and literary readings.
Live Music in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Jamboree

For over half a century, Jamboree has been bringing joy to the jivers of Barcelona, with high-calibre acts featuring jazz trios, blues, Afrobeats, Latin and big-band sounds. Two concerts are held most nights (at 8pm…
Live Music in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Sidecar Factory Club

Descend into the red-tinged, brick-vaulted bowels for live music most nights. Just about anything goes here, from UK indie through to country punk, but rock and pop lead the way. Most shows start around 10pm and DJs…
Flamenco in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Sala Tarantos

Since 1963, this basement locale has been the stage for up-and-coming flamenco groups performing in Barcelona. These days Tarantos has become a mostly tourist-centric affair, with half-hour shows held three times a …
Jazz in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Harlem Jazz Club

This narrow, old-city dive is one of the best spots in town for jazz, as well as funk, Latin, blues and gypsy jazz. It attracts a mixed crowd that maintains a respectful silence during the acts. Most concerts start …