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(English) The Top 5 Live Music Venues in Barcelona

By | 28 June, 2017 | 0 comments

Music plays an important role in the cultural life of Barcelona. Opportunities to enjoy live performances are varied and very high quality. On the one hand, you’ll find legendary venues that have spent years bringing you all kinds of artists, some of whom are now globally famous names. While on the other hand, there are manyyoung concert halls looking to find their niche, trying to differentiate themselves from the rest and catering to even the smallest detail.Here you’ll discover amazing venues to cap off a day of exploring the charms of Barcelona, where you can enjoy one of our great musical events, where musical notes sound extra special and the atmosphere created is more intimate. We’ve reviewed the five best places for live music in all of Barcelona.

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Sala Apolo

Next to Avenida del Paralelo and only a fifteen-minute walk from the hotel HCC Lugano, this busy live music venue has three concert halls. It has a quarter of a century of history and is able to satisfy the tastes of fans of a wide variety of styles, such as indie, rock, jazz, hip-hop and Latin music. Weekends attract large audiences thanks to the Nitsa Club and its wonderful sessions of indie music.


Another of the live music venues with more tradition in Barcelona, and one that enjoys huge popularity too. It has five rooms with exceptional acoustics where you can hear live performances from national and international artists of all styles, such as alternative rock, indie and electronic music. It is located next to line 4 Bogatell metro station. The venue has a sober design that has become their trademark of distinction.


Although now open to other styles, such as hip-hop, funk, and Latin music, Jamboree has always been the benchmark location to hear live jazz in Spain. Located on the Plaza Real de Barcelona in the Gothic quarter, this is one of the oldest venues in the city, having hosted concerts since the 1970s. After midnight it becomes a great nightclub with spectacular entertainment.

Luz de Gas

With carefully thought-out interiors and attractive and surprising lighting, Luz de Gas is a music hall aimed at an adult audience who want to take a trip back to the 60s, 70s and 80s. This venue holds performances of jazz, soul, rock and blues, all in exquisite taste. Elegance is its main characteristic.


Also on the Avenida Diagonal, Bikini is a classic staple of Barcelona nightlife. Although this place has been around since the 1950s, it has been able to adapt to new times and is currently enjoying something of a second youth. In addition to their disco persona, Bikini offers fantastic concerts in styles as diverse as soul, blues, pop, rock and Latin. The painstaking effort they’ve put into their interiors is another strong point of this music hall that is still very much on top form.

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