Whether it’s a form of exercise or a physical expression, dancing is one way to keep your body moving whilst having lots of fun. From Salsa to Kizomba to Bachata, Barcelona has a big community of Latin dance fans and once you’re bitten by the dance bug, there’s no stopping! There are many places in the city where you can enrich yourself with Latin culture in the form of dancing and food.
Things to do
Feel the rhythm by either going to Latin dance clubs, dance meet-ups or dance classes with your friends and loved ones. Be sure to start your day or night with a good plate of Latin-inspired cuisine before you dance your night away! L’Eixample is the area you want to focus on when looking for Latin clubs and cuisine and we have picked a couple of our favourite places.
Mojito dance club is known for the dance classes they offer in the city such as salsa and bachata from Thursdays to Sundays. There is international Latin music on Saturdays and Latin live orchestras that play on Sundays. One of the best Latin vibes in Barcelona, Antilla club has two areas for those who love Bachata, Salsa and Bailongos. Other than that, they have live music with Cuban bands and this is something you don’t want to miss! Last but not least, El Dio club is known for their variety of national and international Latin music played in the venue from Thursdays to Sundays.
Another option that you can choose if you prefer something that’s more on the professional side is that you can attend dance classes in studios that are located in the city. We specifically picked 3 studios where you can learn certain Latin dance styles.
Seven Dance is a studio where you can learn three different Latin dance out of the 6 that they teach. You can come by for a free class to help you decide which classes you like before you enrol. Barcelona Flamenco – as you can already guess, teaches their students the art of the Flamenco dance. You can either learn the dance, play the guitar and castanets or learn to sing. They also organise a variety of Flamenco shows for you to watch and enjoy. Last but not least Dance Emotions is a kid-friendly studio that can teach many different dance styles.
Where to eat
It’s only fair to complete your Latin experience by getting a plate of your favourite Latin cuisine. Our personal favourite places around the city are as follows:
#Restaurant Argentina Vinya Rosa
Its facilities make up a cozy atmosphere with Parisian reminiscences renewed with the personality of the most elegant Buenos Aires restaurants. The Restaurant Argentina Vinya Rosa is a specialist in grilled meats with its menu standing out for the high quality of meat from Argentina, Uruguay, and Nebraska that delight the most exquisite palates.
#Restaurante Cubano – La Giraldilla
It’s an Authentic Cuban restaurant close to Sants Metro, with good service and great food. Keep in mind that the staff mostly speak Spanish! It is a great hidden gem in Barcelona as there aren’t many Cuban restaurants in Barcelona and the ones in the centre of the city can be very expensive.
#Gonzalez & Co – Mexicana
Fresh and tasty tex-mex fare at this new eatery just off the bustling Diagonal. The star dishes of Gonzalez & Co are burritos, nachos, and quesadillas, which can be based on chicken, veal, steak or pork. They also have alternatives for vegans and celiacs, such as the famous burrito bowl or the quesadillas with sautéed vegetables. To accompany their dishes nothing is better than a cold Mexican beer, among which are the classic ones like Corona, Pacífico, and Negra Modelo.
Where to stay
Take a look at our apartments for Latin Dance lovers in Barcelona:
They’re all in the city centre close to so many amazing restaurants.
BARCELONA PENTHOUSE WITH PRIVATE TERRACE
This wonderful apartment presents two spacious and furnished bedrooms with all the essentials for your stay. Its picturesque decoration, featuring splashes of red to give it some character and and furniture of modern and minimalist style, as well as its spaces full of natural light and its excellent layout, make it the perfect place to visit Barcelona with family or with a group of friend.
From 108€ / NIGHT| 66m²
With its unique open space and its exquisite layout, this apartment offers a perfect mix of modern style decorative elements and architectural details of rustic character, to create an atmosphere full of warmth and functionality. Its exposed wooden beams, minimalist kitchen, and warm wooden floors make this apartment a place in which to relax and rest at the end of the day, the perfect place for couples, families or small groups.
From 99€ / NIGHT| 35m2
Elegant apartment situated in a modernist building from the early 20th century. The decoration and the furniture are of minimalist and functional style with a touch of contemporary design. This charming apartment with wooden floors is perfect for couples or workers looking for calm and relaxation when coming back home. Its bedroom with en-suite bathroom is completely separated from the rest of the flat and the kitchen is decorated in warm tones. It’s simple, practical and is fully equipped.
From 102€/ NIGHT| 55m2
Check out the Eixample area below where most of our recommended spots are located: