If you thought that you could only enjoy burlesque sights in Paris, you should be surprised to know that there is a place in Barcelona where the atmosphere of the Parisian cabaret is recreated in an edifice which counts with more than 100 years of history. Now you do have a reason to look for an
The Barcelona´s mill was created in 1908 and, at the time, it was called the Petit Moulin Rouge. It was located in the Paral-lel area of Barcelona; an area which centralized the majority of sights centers which assumed to imitate the French cabarets and fashion night clubs. Despite its name, it was only in 1929 when the red mill had been hooked on the front of the building, setting it apart from other similar buildings. For years, it was known as the Moulin Rouge of Barcelona but then people has been obliged to remove all the frenchify names from the building so that it was then known as El Molino. Despite the difficulties, el Molino continued to promote the burlesque in Barcelona for few decades but it finally closed on the 14th of November 1997.
Most people thought that it was a definitive closure but thanks to the Ociopuro company, the building has been redesigned and rebuilt. The new edifice, reopened in October of 2010, still has the mythic mill on the front, but the surface gets larger to make the shows even more professional: indeed, it now counts with dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, warehouses, mobile platforms and an underground featuring the kitchen. Moreover, they succeeded in recreating the original atmosphere even if the decoration can be changed depending on the sight. Moreover, on the 3rd floor, they establish the Golden Bar which is an independent cocktail bar with a terrace.
Currently, the Molino de Barcelona offers a show named Live in Burlesque. It runs from Wednesdays to Saturdays (6.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.) and on Sundays (6.30 p.m.). Entrances for the Molino of Barcelona can be purchased at the ticket office (99 Vila I Vilà Street), by phone (0034.93.205.91.11) or on the webpage of the café. An entrance costs 33€.
Another option is the Lunch Show which takes place from Wednesdays to Sundays at 2 p.m.. Entrance costs 45€ and includes a meal made up with 4 tapas and a dessert.
In order to go to El Molino de Barcelona, you should rent an