Would you like to make good resolutions for the year 2020 in an inspiring context? There is nothing like celebrating New Year's Eve on the shores of the Mediterranean. Indeed, whether you choose to go to the Catalan capital or to one of the magnificent cities on the Mediterranean coast, you will always find wonderful moments to share with your family or friends.
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Dinner with family or friends
Celebrate New Year's Eve with your friends or family
Whether you are in Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona or Figueras, you can find many restaurants that offer special New Year's Eve menus to enjoy the last night before 2020 begins the best way possible. If you’re looking to spend a wonderful moment, filled with flavours and emotions, with your family or friends and without having to worry about anything, the best option is to take advantage of the expertise of Catalan chefs who’ll do their best to make your meal unforgettable.
The 12 strokes of midnight
As you know, the tradition in Spain is to eat a grape by making a wish with each stroke of the bell that marks the passage from one year to the next one. You’ll be able to relax completely, as your only worry will probably be what location to choose to spend some quality time. Broadcastings take place everywhere, so you can choose to simply stay in whatever restaurant you are at night and welcome the new year with all the other guests. Maybe you’d rather go to a city square to live this moment in the middle of the crowd, or, if you want to enjoy a natural setting, you might as well get to the seaside and eat your grapes thinking of your wishes with each stroke of the bell...
The 12 grapes, the bells... enjoy all these New Year’s Eve traditions
The champagne glass
Wherever you choose to be, make sure to get your champagne glass or cava ready, since the custom, after having made twelve wishes to the strokes of the bells, is to drink with your loved ones. Other people, more superstitious perhaps, even place a ring or a gold coin in their glass as an amulet to bring prosperity...
Enjoy the shows and fireworks
The major cities on the coast organize fireworks and shows all around town to make this night unforgettable. In Barcelona, if you are not afraid of being in the middle of the crowd to the point of almost being unable to move, you can go to the Avenue of Queen Maria Cristina, where the shows are always amazing.
Beginning the new year in a different way...
An idea to enjoy the transition to 2020 in a different way could be to go to the theater... Barcelona's theaters organize musical or magic shows for the whole family every year. You have a lot of options to choose from.