Another string to add to Catalonia’s already impressive bow is its eclectic array of nightlife. Whether you find yourself in quaint Girona or somewhere slightly larger like Barcelona, you’ll find somewhere to suit every type of occasion.

So here are our suggestions for places to have a quiet drink, or to dance the night away…

Lola Cafe, located right in the middle of the old quarter of Girona is perfect for a cocktail or two. This bustling bar is a favourite among locals so be prepared to queue! Head to their sister venue, Mon Apart for some dancing.

If perhaps Jazz is more your thing, visit the Sunset Jazz Club – Girona’s only Jazz club. Perfect for spending an evening sipping on delicious cocktails whilst listening to live bands – on Friday and Saturday evenings only.

Inhabiting possibly the nicest rooftop space in Barcelona – the Mandarin Oriental – is located in the centre of the city and boasts a fantastic view whilst offering an array of cocktails, champagnes and fine wines.

Cafe Schilling is the place to go in Barcelona for a quiet drink and a friendly, studious atmosphere. Close to the Barri Gotic and la Rambla, this hotspot is a cafe by day and trendy, international bar by night.  

The Otto Zutz, Barcelona is a New York-style club on three floors with eight bars and a VIP area, Otto Zutz is a long established survivor of Barcelona’s dance scene and really gets going after midnight.

La Platea, Girona has a fantastic atmosphere and is frequented by the young and fashionable – popular music is played until the early hours…