The top 20 terraces in town

Find the spots where you can relax, eat and drink on the coveted sunny terraces of Barcelona

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Belvedere

  • Price band: 3/4
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This is a delightful place to go out for lunch, dinner or just for a drink and an evening aperitif, prepared by the amiable Ginés behind the bar. Meanwhile, Nati specialises in making good, traditional food, like: hare with lentils, foie gras prepared according to taste, pigs’ trotters, and her star dish: oxtail.

  1. Passatge Mercader, 3, Eixample Esquerre, 08008
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Hotel Neri

This chic, exclusive hotel is set in an 18th-century aristocratic house overlooking a secluded square in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Its contemporary style contrasts with the impressive historic surroundings.Set right beside the city’s Cathedral, the Hotel Neri lies just a short distance from the bustling Las Ramblas. The building’s original period charm has been preserved and enhanced by the hotel’s sophisticated interior design. This design blends with relaxing music and sensual aromas to create a unique setting in this ancient, atmospheric area of central Barcelona.Dine on delicious specialities in the hotel restaurant or enjoy a drink at the terrace bar. You can also spend a relaxing moment in the tranquil library or on the pretty rooftop garden terrace.

  1. San Sever, 5, 08002
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Bar lobo

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Bar Lobo

  • Price band: 2/4

Bar Lobo features tapas and fast, quality dishes. And good beef burgers. Try the Padrón peppers, the guacamole or the fried artichokes. The wonderful outdoor terrace is very popular in the winter months because it’s a sun trap.

  1. Pintor Fortuny, 3, El Raval, 08001
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Vivanda

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Vivanda

  • Price band: 3/4

Thanks to chef Jordi Vilà, this little restaurant with so much history behind it has once again become a benchmark of fine cuisine, with a menu featuring top-quality tapas and dishes at affordable prices. It's hard to make your mind up about certain dishes, as Vilà’s amazing creativity makes deciding a little difficult. It also has a nice interior terrace, perfect for warmer nights.

  1. Major de Sarrià, 134, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08017
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Quimet d'Horta

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Quimet d'Horta

  • Price band: 1/4

This corner bar has been around for so long that it has become a true institution in the Horta neighbourhood. Their sandwiches (especially the omelettes) are revered throughout the city.

  1. Pl. Eivissa, 10, Horta-Guinardó, 08032
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Xemei

  • Price band: 3/4
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The Colombo twins (‘xemei’ means ‘twins’ in Venetian) have bewitched the most demanding fans of Italian cuisine, especially that of their Venice, their hometown. Theirs is a lovely trattoria with a very warm and friendly bohemian atmosphere. Dive in to the best of Venetian cuisine, starting with fegato alla veneta (Venetian-style liver), followed by black spaghetti (it's because of the squid ink, of course).

  1. Pg. de l'Exposició, 85, 08014
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Bliss

Bliss

Bliss

  • Price band: 2/4
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A good selection of salads and pasta, plus cold mixed dishes with cheese, ham or smoked salmon. Unusually, the outdoor terrace is not located outside the actual cafe, but that’s just because the alley where Bliss is located is too narrow. You have to walk a few metres to Plaça de Sant Just to find the cafe’s terrace in the sunshine, surrounded by ancient stone walls. In springtime, it is a sheer delight to sit at this Gothic terrace, read the newspaper and sip coffee or fresh fruit juice.

  1. Pl. de Sant Just, 4, Gòtic, 08002
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Bar Papitu

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In the midst of the leafy garden formed by the farmers’ market next to the Boqueria, Papitu is an ideal bar for a snack, surrounded by the hollering of vendors, the squeaking of fruit trolleys and the general din. Its terrace takes up most of the square, while the bar itself sums up Papitu’s minimalist charm: a small kiosk where they serve good beer on tap and excellent croquettes and squid. While you sip at your vermouth (accompanied by a dish of anchovies), you might wonder how this little miracle can all come out of a bar less than one metre in length. Barcelona Neorealism with tourists and anchovies.

  1. Plaça de Sant Galderic, El Raval, 08001
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Platja Ca la Nuri

Platja Ca la Nuri

Platja Ca la Nuri

  • Price band: 3/4

When you eat here, your feet are practically in the sand, just like in the old days... Their specialities include grilled sardines, tuna carpaccio and the mouth-watering fideuà with clams.

  1. Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 55, Barceloneta, 08003
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Terrassa de la Torre Rosa

Terrassa de la Torre Rosa

Torre Rosa

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That sentence written in all the guidebooks about the 'incomparable setting' was likely invented to talk about Torre Rosa. Drinking a cocktail in a house formerly owned by one of the 'indios' or 'Americanos' (Catalans who left and made good on the other side of the pond and then returned to spend their wealth) can have a hand in making your heart skip a beat or two. This is possibly one of the most perfect places in Barcelona. Behind the bar you'll find Jordi Reig, who will tell you everything anyone could ever want to know about the different types of rum and how to mix a good mojito. If you aren't in the mind space for explanations and would rather imagine yourself in Havana, just head out to the terrace and do a bit of moon gazing.

  1. Francesc Tàrrega, 22, Sant Andreu, 08027
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Biergarten

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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Beer gardens (or Biergarten) are very popular in Germany, and especially in Bavaria. Barcelona now has its own Biergarten, though of course it is only open during the summer months. Located next to the Hotel Princesa Sofia, it offers a good selection of German culinary delights as well as superb beer.

  1. Plaça Pius XII, Pedralbes, 08034
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Barceló Raval

Set in Barcelona’s vibrant Raval district, this design hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a gym and a roof terrace with pool and panoramic views. Rooms include Nespresso coffee machines and iPod docks.Each bright, air-conditioned room at the Barceló Raval features a large plasma-screen TV with more than 70 channels. Rooms have a minibar and a modern bathroom with shower.Hotel Barceló Raval’s B-Lounge serves creative Mediterranean food, tapas and cocktails in stylish surroundings. You can also enjoy a drink on the outdoor terrace.The Raval Barceló is only a 5-minute walk from the MACBA Modern Art Gallery. Liceu Metro Station, Las Ramblas and the famous Boqueria Market are all just 400 metres away.

  1. Rambla del Raval, 17-21, 08001
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Olokuti

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Olokuti

‘Eco, bio, justo’ (‘eco-friendly, organic, fair’) is the mantra of Olokuti, which has already spent nearly te10n years defending fair trade and the environment at its fantastic location in Gràcia (and now in the Las Arenas shopping mall as well). Aside from the garden hidden in the back of the shop – a perfect place to hide out and have a cup of tea – they also have an impressive selection of products, illustrating a perfect balance of responsible consumerism and originality.

  1. Astúries, 36-38
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C3BAR

C3BAR is the cafe-restaurant of the Centre de Cultura Contemporànica de Barcelona, ​​which explains why it doesn’t open for evening meals. On the plus side, however, the outdoor terrace, set in the peaceful square of Plaça Joan Corominas, is one of the nicest in the whole city. On weekdays they serve combo-dishes and special menus (one vegetarian, one non-vegetarian), while at weekends they only serve tapas, such as houmous and guacamole.

  1. Montalegre, 5, Ciutat Vella, 08001
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Bar Ra

Bar Ra

Bar Ra

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Few places in the city have a terrace bar like this one, in the Boqueria’s interior courtyard. The food ranges from world cuisine to home cooking. You can also use the entrance at Carrer Carmen, 31.

  1. Carme, 31, El Raval, 08001
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Santa Marta

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Santa Marta

  • Price band: 1/4

At this lovely, laid-back bar by the sea, the Colombo twins from the Xemei restaurant serve special sandwiches (panini and tramezzini) that are very unlike the ones you normally find in Barcelona. They also have daily specials like cod mantecato, and all kinds of Italian Venetian snacks. And they have spritz!

  1. Grau i Torras, 59, Barceloneta, 08003
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Kasparo

Kasparo

Bar Kasparo

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Still the best of the various café terraces around the edges of the quiet, traffic-free Plaça Vicenç Martorell, Kasparo serves tapas, bocadillos, salads and a varying selection of more substantial dishes, available all day. There is no indoor seating, so this is more of a warm weather proposition.

  1. Pl. Vicenç Martorell, 4, El Raval, 08001
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Hotel 1898

Situated on Barcelona’s famous La Rambla, this restored 19th-century building features a heated rooftop pool with a sun terrace. The elegant rooms include free Wi-Fi and a marble bathroom.The colonial-style Hotel 1898 features a stylish restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. It also offers a bar-restaurant with a terrace where guests can enjoy traditional tapas.Plaza Catalunya is just 200 metres from 1898 Hotel. Guests can also walk to the Gothic Quarter with its cathedral in 10 minutes.

  1. La Rambla, 109, 08002
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La Mar Salada

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La Mar Salada

  • Price band: 3/4
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Chef Marc Singla has taken La Mar Salada beyond being just a typical paella restaurant. His lunchtime menu offers creative cuisine of the highest quality at affordable prices.

  1. Pg. Joan de Borbó, 58-59, 08003
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Cafè del Sol

Cafè del Sol

Cafè del Sol

  • Rated as: 3/5

Like a man called Peter who names his son Peter, so is the Cafè del Sol. Why take unnecessary risks with fancy names when you're the king of a square where the sun always shines, the trees tickle the windows with their leaves and the dogs bark with glee. An emblem of the Gràcia neighbourhood, Cafè del Sol was one of the first bars to open in this most famous of Gràcia squares, which is a spot not only for sun worshippers, but also for barrio dogs and more than a few buskers. Cafè del Sol features a generous terrace peppered with metal chairs, where day and night, you hear patrons speaking local and world languages, not understanding each other until the waiter comes over, when everyone knows how to order a 'cervesa'.If you're not into the uneven sunburn sitting in squares can lead to, inside the bar is like a Gothic cathedral – nice and cool, and a good retreat for the more freckly among us. There's a lovely marble bar, where you can look over the homemade dishes of the day before ordering and sitting at a table while reading the paper. The staff are friendly and the service, while it make take longer in warmer terrace-packed months, is quick and attentive. And if you are inside and don't get a chance to enjoy the constant stream of penny whistle players, the music from the speakers is loud enough to tap your foot to, but quiet enough to talk to friends over a candle lit on your table.

  1. Plaça del Sol, 16, Gràcia, 08012
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