Amidst the Gaudí buildings and Gothic architecture, several hideaways are shrouded within Barcelona’s city blocks. From hushed and peaceful to upbeat and lively, here are 7 beautiful terraces and gardens to zen out solo or with a group of good friends.
El Principal de l’Eixample
El Principal de l’Eixample is a restaurant and venue that’s elegant enough for a five-star wedding. Walk through the tree-shaded courtyard adjacent to a gorgeous wall of rectangular windows. For eats, go for the delicious fried artichokes or steak tartare, hand made at the table.
Carrer Provença, 286-288
Going to Torre Rosa is like going to your best friend’s house party, and you know the drinks will be killer. The building is a historic mansion-turned-bar in the La Sagrera neighborhood, far-flung from the tourist crowds. Try one of the cocktails, gins, rums, or whiskeys, and savor the ambiance among the garden’s palm trees.
Carrer Francesc Tàrrega, 22
Jardí del Alma Bar
Go through the doors of the Alma Barcelona Hotel towards the relaxing terrace illuminated under soft lights. Cozy seating is spread throughout the garden and is perfect for a chilled evening with friends, or just your main squeeze. Jardí del Alma’s enticing selection of tapas, sandwiches, and cocktails don’t disappoint either.
Carrer Mallorca, 271
Batuar Restaurant & Bar
Once a cotton textile foundation, the Cotton House Hotel doesn’t miss any details with its sophisticated, colonial-style terrace. Grab a cocktail from one of its award-winning bartenders like the Gossypium cocktail, a blend of pisco, gin, blue curaçao, lime, and spices.
Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 670
Antic Teatre Bar
The Antic Teatre Bar has an artsy, bohemian terrace and garden where you can imbibe in cheap drinks and chill with artists and locals. The bar is fundamental to the space because it keeps the theater’s programs running. Show your support by catching a performance before you parlay over cocktails and beers.
Carrer de Verdaguer I Callís, 12
83.3 Terrace Bar
On the swankiest street in town, take the elevator of the Royal Hotel Passeig de Gràcia, and head to the top floor to the Terrace Bar. You get decently priced drinks with a sweet view of the gorgeous Sagrada Familia.
Passeig de Gràcia, 84
Leave your inhibitions at the door at the liveliest terrace of this bunch. The always-bumping Pulitzer Terrace is open from May to September every single night, some reserved for live music and DJ sessions. Dig into their hams, cheese boards, and cocktails while enjoying electronic, pop or funk beats.
Carrer de Bergara, 10
Shop for fair trade and environment-friendly gifts and home goods at this charming store in Gràcia. Then head to the back to find a lush, green garden that you’d swear a fairy lived there. Tables and chairs are kept to a minimum to keep the ambiance intimate. Help yourself to some coffee or ecological tea for some R&R time.
Carrer d’Astúries, 38
Need more suggestions? Try Jardí El Til.ler, Surf House Barcelona, or Bar Central Barcelona!
Know any other terraces or bars in Barcelona to add to the list? Or need more suggestions? Let us know in the comments!
November 3, 2019 |Words by Justine Ancheta for Eye On Food Tours