The top 10 terraces in Barcelona for outdoor plans

The best terraces in Barcelona include rooftops bars and terraces lapped by the waves of the sea, and are simply perfect for outdoor plans this spring in the city. Bask in Barcelona’s all-year-round fantastic climate surrounded by the best views of the city, beach or its skyline!

With spring almost here, we’re already thinking about which of the best terraces in Barcelona we’re going to spend long weekend lunches, have drinks with friends, or relax with a good book and a coffee.

This selection covers the best spots in the city where you can catch some rays, enjoy the good outdoors and support local businesses. What more could you ask for?

As these are strange times, we do encourage you to check websites or ring restaurants in advance to double check opening times and book a table, if necessary.

The top ten best terraces in Barcelona… here we come!

Dos Torres

Via Augusta, 300, 08017 Barcelona

Think fine dining, a romantic ambience and exclusive service at one of the most coveted terraces in Barcelona. This restaurant that serves only the best Mediterranean cuisine boasts a large, stunning terrace garden in the grounds of a modernist estate. It also takes bookings for groups and private events.

Terraces in Barcelona - Dos torres
Dos Torres

Mirablau

Plaça del Doctor Andreu, s/n, 08035 Barcelona

Welcome to this bar and restaurant that, at night when the lights of the city below start to sparkle, becomes the club with the best views of Barcelona. Enjoy this unique terrace whilst sipping on a sophisticated cocktail from the menu or simply marvelling at Barcelona’s beautiful skyline.

Terraces in Barcelona - Mirablau
Mirablau

Norai

Av. de les Drassanes, 1, 08001 Barcelona

Nestled in the grounds of the Maritime Museum, one of the best terraces in Barcelona is a haven a stone’s throw away from La Rambla. Revel in this relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a few drinks and snacks from its varied menu, all while surrounded by high walls and shaded by numerous trees, making it perfect for the entire family.

Terraces in Barcelona - Norai
Norai – Terraces in Barcelona

Metropolitan Iradier

Carrer de les Escoles Pies, 105, 08017

In the north of the city in the Pedralbes neighbourhood is this luxury gym that boasts, without a doubt, one of the best terraces in Barcelona. If you’re looking for an unmissable terrace with a pool, grass area and sun loungers where you can sunbathe the day away, then this is your terrace in Barcelona. Access is open to members and non-members.

Metropolitan Iradier - terraces in Barcelona
Metropolitan Iradier – Terraces in Barcelona

Surf House Barcelona

Emília Llorca Martín, 22, 08003 Barcelona

Craving some California vibes? Head to Surf House where smoothies, juices and delicious yet healthy brunch dishes are on the menu. This is one of the best terraces in Barcelona that is pet-friendly, and it’s perfect after a morning swim or as a pick-me up before you hit the waves.

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Cafè d’Estiu

Plaça de Catalunya, 5, 08002 Barcelona

Tucked away in the Frederic Marès museum is this quaint, garden terrace in the heart of the Gothic quarter. Find peace and quiet with your loved ones amongst the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Terraces in Barcelona - Cafè d'estiu

Espai Mescladís

Carrer dels Carders, 35, 08003 Barcelona

Another of the best terraces in Barcelona, it opened its doors as a place to promote social integration for immigrants in Barcelona just minutes away from the Picasso Museum. In the heart of the city, find this space filled with antiques and trinkets, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Terraces in Barcelona . Espai Mescladís
Espai Mescladís

Olokuti

Carrer d’Astúries, 38, 08012 Barcelona

In the heart of Gràcia surrounded by independent boutiques, second-hand shops and quaint bakeries, this terrace can be found at the back of a sustainable and ethical store selling everything from clothes, books and gifts.

Bar with terrace in Barcelona - Olokuti
Olokuti

Bar Calders

Carrer del Parlament, 25, 08015 Barcelona

This charming spot in the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni boasts one of the most coveted and best terraces in Barcelona. If what you’re looking for is to rub shoulders with locals in a non-assuming location, this place is for you. Be sure to check out the bookshop with the same name right next to the bar.

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Bar Calders

That concludes our list of the best terraces in Barcelona. Tell us, which is your favourite? Looking forward to seeing you there!

Your guide to the best location to stay in Barcelona

To find the best location to stay in Barcelona requires much more than quickly researching one area or another online. The best location in this buzzing metropolis and cultural hub often depends on you and what you are looking for because, in case you didn’t know, Barcelona has it all!

For this reason we’ve created this guide to the best location to stay in Barcelona, covering all the needs and wishes you may have when you’re here.

From family-friendly spots and the best tourist sights to areas buzzing with nightlife or luxury shopping streets, we recommend only the best location to stay in Barcelona in our flexible long-term and short-term rentals that are sure to become your home away from home.

Best location to stay in Barcelona: Eixample

Barcelona would not be Barcelona without its sprawling Eixample district.

Think wide avenues, stunning architecture and large, light-filled apartments. What’s more, it’s close to the city centre (10–20 minute walk depending on where you are) and well connected by bus, train and the yellow, green and red metro lines.

The Eixample district is often referred to as two different districts: Esquerra (left) de l’Eixample and Dreta (right) that, as their names indicate, are to the left and right of Passeig de Gràcia respectively.

Esquerra de l’Eixample, the lesser-known Eixample district boasts a huge selection of Catalan, Spanish and international restaurants, an array of LGBTQ+ friendly clubs and bars, and a good dose of community spirit. For this reason it was voted the coolest neighbourhood on earth in 2020 by Time Out.

The opulent and elegant Dreta de l’Eixample is simply overflowing with museums, architecture and things to do: from Gaudí’s spectacular Sagrada Familia, Passeig de Gràcia with La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, plus its array of luxury and designer shopping options, the Egyptian museum, the Casa de les Punxes, the stunning Passeig de Sant Joan, and much more.

Best location to stay in Barcelona - Eixample
Eixample – Best location to stay in Barcelona

Where to stay in Eixample, Barcelona:

Ideal for business trips, our Livingstone apartment with ethnic décor is located close to the Sant Antoni market. Our Modernist Dandi apartment in Barcelona with a good dose of charisma and charm boasts a privileged location only one block away from Passeig de Gràcia.

In another best location to stay in Barcelona in l’Eixample Esquerre is the romantic KissMe flat with a balcony that’s perfect for coffee and people watching. Not forgetting our luxury LaMimosa flat, again right by Passeig de Gràcia, with beautiful art pieces and three bedrooms.

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Kiss Me – Barcelona apartment for rent

Best location to stay in Barcelona: Gothic Quarter/La Rambla

Another best location to stay in Barcelona is the city’s Gothic Quarter and the area of La Rambla. This is the true heart of the city: imagine narrow winding streets, tiny bars, quaint restaurants and independent boutiques. One of the most beautiful areas in Barcelona, it was bound to make our list!

This area of Barcelona really does have it all. Discover its past by visiting the stunning, neogothic cathedral, the Jewish quarter and the Frederic Marés Museum, wander the squares of Plaça Sant Jaume and Plaça Reial, and if you get the chance why not head to La Rambla to catch an opera at the Royal Liceu Opera House or marvel at the colours of the Boqueria market?

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Mercat de la Boqueria – Gothic Quarter

Where to stay in Gothic Quarter/La Rambla, Barcelona:

A stone’s throw away from the main attractions of this area you’ll find our contemporary three-bedroom MACCA apartment in an area steeped in history. Or discover our spacious Parsifal apartment where vintage meets modernity, located literally on the same block as the Liceu.

Found the best location to stay in Barcelona is our quaint and exquisite Colonial apartment. This romantic space is right by Passeig Colom. Finally, our Catedral apartment with a private courtyard could not be more perfect for your stay in the Gothic quarter.

Best location to stay in Barcelona: Les Corts

This well-connected and often overlooked neighbourhood makes our list of the best location to stay in Barcelona given that it still preserves its authentic essence. Boasting large avenues and a short walk away from the shopping centre L’Illa and the city’s famous Diagonal Avenue, we are here to sing its praises!

Head to the Pedralbes Palace Gardens and take a stroll – here in the summer many an open-air concert are held, visit la Fundació Suñol and its fascinating art exhibitions or enjoy a coffee in the stunning Plaça de la Concòrdia. What’s more, Les Corts is a short metro ride or a 30-minute walk from the heart of Barcelona. What more could you ask for?

Best location to stay in Barcelona - Les Corts

Where to stay in Les Corts

Our Jollie penthouse is a spacious one-bedroom apartment with a gorgeous sun-drenched terrace that is perfect for catching some rays or outdoor dining. Additionally, discover our luxury Dandelion apartment – as delicate as the flower it is named after – which also boasts a spacious terrace.

Finally, why not check out our elegant Gatsby apartment? Its exquisite details, ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and terrace with breath-taking city views make it perfect for your stay in Les Corts. We hope you’ve found our guide to the best location to stay in Barcelona useful for your next trip. We can’t wait to have you with us!