Itaca Hostel recommends: the 10 best terraces in Barcelona
In Barcelona the charm permeates the air, and it is not surprising to fall in love with this wonderful city and its views, like the beach, or in hotel terraces, even lovely places in Montjuïc. Itaca Hostel offers you a list of the best places to take a beer overlooking the city.
1.Hotel Omm’s chill out terrace.
You can enjoy a beautiful view of the Pedrera of Gaudí, in the chill out terrace of this this five star hotel. Taking oysters with champagne or a good tapas menu. If case is a romantic evening, it never fails.
Calle Rosselló, 265. Telephone: 93 445 40 00. www.hotelomm.com
2. Cafè del Sol
This renowned terrace in Gràcia, well known for its excellent location and its homemade tapas, patatas bravas with croquettes, plus a wide selection of beers. Good atmosphere at any time of day, from appetizers to the last cane night.
Plaça del Sol, 16. Teléfono: 932 37 14 48
3.Torre Rosa, in the Francesc Tàrrega street.
A lovely terrace form an old mansion, away from downtown, they serve cocktails, wich are their specialty, gin and tonics and snacks are good. It also has a chill-out deck, perfect for nights. The restaurant is open from 19hrs.
Calle Francesc Tàrrega, 22. Telephone: 933 408 854. www.torrerosa.com
4.Olokuti, in Gràcia
In one of the most charismatic and iconic streets of Gracia you find this fair trade shop, in the rear a wooded garden appears and it is a delight. A few tables, silence, the aroma of flowers and plants are the perfect setting for an eco-tea with a piece of homemade carrot cake at a leisurely pace, its perfect escape from the hustle of the city.
Calle Astúries 36-38 Telephone: 932170070
5. The Terrat of the Hotel DO, in the Plaça Reial.
In this unique space, located in the Gothic Quarter on the emblematic Plaza Real, you can taste the best tapas and rice dishes, show cooking and attend events where food is always the protagonist. It’s open from June to October, from 19 hours.
La Rambla, 20. Telephone: 934 813 666 www.hoteldoreial.com
6. Xalet of Montjuïc
Its beautiful panoramic terrace boasts the best views of Barcelona, you can enjoy dining outdoors while playing to guess where the most prominent buildings in the city are.
Av. Miramar, 31 Telephone: 93 324 92 70. www.gruptravi.com/ca/xalet-de-montjuic
7. Roba Estesa, the heart of the Gotic quarter.
The hotel Neri, very close to Itaca hostel, hides in its fourth floor terrace the restaurant ‘Roba estesa’ wich smells like lovely jasmine and it’s surrounded by roofs that poke needles of the cathedral. Open from May to October they serve gourmet burgers, sandwiches, beers and great drinks.
Plaza Sant Felip Neri, Carrer Sant Sever, 5. Telephone: 93 304 06 55. www.hotelneri.com
8. The Guingueta of Escribà
The Guingueta (beach bar in Catalan), much more informal than our previous options, make it ideal for breakfast, snacks, tapas and small plates oceanfront.
Bogatell beach. Av. Litoral, 62. Tel. 633 909 337. www.laguingueta.com
9. Bar Calders, en un callejón de la calle Parlament.
Its tables under umbrellas have found the perfect place in an alley in Parlament street called Calders. The restaurant serves Mexican dishes in honor to the country from exile of the writer Pere Calders and delicacies like pear pizzetes, with gorgonzola and onion.
Calle Parlament, 25 Tel.93 329 93 49. www.barcalders.com
10. Martínez, in the feet of the Montjuïc.
Good paella and seafood dishes to enjoy on the terrace with garlands of lights that seem deliberately made for the appetizer. They open from 13 hours.
Carretera de Miramar, 38. Tel. 931 06 60 52. http://www.martinezbarcelona.com/
Our best kept secrets:
La Caseta of the ‘Migdia’
They say it is one of the best kept secrets in Barcelona. Hidden in the mountain of Montjuïc, the ‘Mirador del Migdia’ is a turning point in terms of its natural environment by terraces and its marvelous views across the city. Another of its attractions is contemplating the sunset cold beer in hand.
Mirador del Migdia, s/n. www.lacaseta.org
The garden of the ‘Casa Ignacio Puig’
And this one is to keep as a secret, since finding this romantic garden on the Rambla in Barcelona is not easy. It is a public space which is accessed through the Petit Palace Opera Garden –Identified by a plaque- one or a small entrance in Aroles street. A beautiful environment, benches in the shade of trees and flowerbeds form this garden dating from 1861 and retains its romantic air. There are vending machines for drinks from the hotel. Open from 10 to 18 hours.
Calle Boqueria, 10. www.hduquesadecardona.com