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Arts & culture

El Molino in Barcelona

Written by Paula

When walking at night along Carrer de Vila i Vilá in the neighborhood of Poble Sec, it’s hard not to notice El Molino.

Despite being over a century old, the building looks very modern, with an unmistakable façade that features the blades of a windmill in red neon lights, inspired by the Parisian Moulin Rouge.

This season’s cabaret show is called Cabaret experience

Cabaret experience

molino cabaret barcelonaAs soon as you enter the cabaret, the tone is set. Contrasting the exterior’s bright lights, the hall is dimly lit, as if to make you feel that you are entering a different world. The music travels through the hallways, luring you to the auditorium.

Before the show begins, the dancers infiltrate the crowd, putting on a seductive performance. “Cabaret experience” is composed by a series of short performances combining cabaret, dance, burlesque and circus. Daring choreography, outfits that leave little to the imagination, and a carefully chosen soundtrack with suggestive lyrics are the ingredients of this exciting show, which lasts an hour and a half.

Between performances, El Molino’s manager, Mrs. Merche Mar, entertains and talks to the audience. “Cabaret Experience” is a very interactive show, with members of the audience being picked to join the dancers on stage.

You can go to “Cabaret Experience” on Thursdays at 9:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 and 9:30 pm, and Sundays at 7:30 pm. Tickets to the show cost 24€ per person or 50€ for two, which includes a small bottle of cava.

Other events

molino cabaret barcelonaThursdays at El Molino are Jazz Nights, with live jazz performances that start at 9:30 pm. Tickets to Jazz Night cost 15€ if bought online or 18€ if bought directly at El Molino.

Tuesdays to Fridays El Molino offers guided tours. The tour takes you to the sets and rehearsal rooms of the cabaret establishment, inviting visitors to dress up in costumes and take a picture for an amusing souvenir. The 55-minute tours happen at 12 and 1 pm, costing 7€ per person.

 You can also make a visit to El Molino’s Golden Bar, which has a terrace that offers beautiful views of Barcelona. The bar serves tapas and drinks before and after each show.

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Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

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