5 hidden terraces in Barcelona to cool off

Tired of the continuous hubbub of the city and need calm? Here is our selection of Barcelona’s secret terraces for a relaxing break, or a cool evening.

The Bar Central in the Raval, behind a bookshop


Photo: Maria Dias – Central Bar

Behind a bookstore, this terrace is located within the ecclesiastical enclosure of the Casa de la Misericòrdia. A place steeped in history, books and small tables for a drink or a bite to eat. Surrounded by palm trees and orange trees, this bucolic place is hidden from the rest of the city and offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The interior terrace is perfect in periods of high heat, to enjoy the coolness of the surrounding buildings.

Find the map here.
Schedule : Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Address : Carrer d’Elisabets, 6, 08001 Barcelona

The Petit Palace Boquería Garden, for its modern patio

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The Petit Palace Boqueria Garden hotel has an elegant and modern patio. In the heart of Gotico, this little oasis offers drinks and aperitifs, at the price of a 4-star hotel located a stone’s throw from the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi. It is therefore better to have a large budget to dine at this terrace luxury.

More info here and on +34 93 302 07 53
Schedule : every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Address : Carrer de la Boqueria, 10, 08002 Barcelona

El Til ler de la Casa Mimosa for its garden and swimming pool

Casa mimosa terraceA garden with oriental touches with palm trees, a swimming pool and deckchairs, hides in a typical interior courtyard of Eixample. The terrace of the Casa Mimosa restaurant is a place where calm reigns. This patio does not allow any noise from cars or car horns, just that of the branches stirred by the wind. A total change of scenery with different varieties of trees, accessible to the general public. The menu of this top-of-the-range restaurant is still rather high, but the terrace does the job perfectly for a drink or a coffee at the right price.

More info here or on +34 932 14 23 30
Schedule : open Monday to Friday, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address : Pau Claris, 179, 08037 Barcelona

The terrace of the Maritime Museum of Barcelona at a fair price

Terrace Maritime Museum BarcelonaThe Maritime Museum of Barcelona also has a restaurant with a large terrace, not necessarily known to everyone. Yet located near the Rambla and at the water’s edge, this small square is not very touristy. With a small pool of water and stone buildings, a charming and pleasant atmosphere hovers in this place. The Norai restaurant remains connected to the theme of the maritime museum with a Mediterranean menu and seafood cuisine.

More information here and reservation on +34 666 91 99 98 or by email: [email protected]
Schedule : open every day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Address : Av. de les Drassanes, 1, 08001 Barcelona

El Jardi, for a tapas evening in the heart of Raval

El Jardi terraceInstalled in the square of the old Santa Creu hospital, the small El Jardi terrace is the ideal place to spend an evening away from the hustle and bustle. This bar offers many cocktails and tapas to share, in a friendly atmosphere. With wild vegetation and its old stone walls, the place has an atypical charm, very appreciable day and night.

More info here and the map.
Schedule : open Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Address : Carrer de l’Hospital, 56, 08001 Barcelona

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