Every Saturday the lively neighbourhood of Santa Catalina becomes a focal point for the party known as ‘el tardeo’. It comes from the Spanish word for afternoon, ‘la tarde’, and is a well-known feature in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona. Unlike the usual pattern of Spanish parties, which tend to start very late and finish in the early hours, el tardeo begins around 13.30 and ends by 21.30.
The custom is to head to Santa Catalina Market for drinks and tapas at around 13.30. The bars along Avinguda Argentina are also popular. The Santa Catalina market closes at 17.00 prompting people to head off to the nearby clubs of Luna or Kaelum which open at 16.30. The clubs are free to enter but expect large queues if you head over too late.
DJs cater to their audience of over-30s with Pop, Rock and Disco from the 80s, 90s and 00s. El tardeo has grown even more popular over the last few years and there are always new bars and clubs joining in with special offers.
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