10 charming squares in Barcelona

Barcelona can be proud of many things, but one of them, and perhaps the most unnoticed, are the almost endless charming squares you’ll find throughout the city. Today we want to collect 10 of them, are you coming to discover the charming squares in Barcelona with us?

Plaça Eivissa

In the historic heart of Horta, in this square you will not find cupcakes, or hipster places or artisan shops. Here, nobody wants them. In Plaça Eivissa you will find bravas, fresh beer, burgers or churros. Authentic dishes for real people.

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Plaça Eivissa

Plaça dels Traginers

Talking about the Gothic and peace at the same time seems almost utopian. However, this area still has a haven of peace: it is the Traginers Square, hidden between Via Laietana and surrounding streets. Parts of the Roman walls, painters, musicians and three terraces perfect to avoid stress in the heart of the city.

La mezcla de historia, terraza y tranquilidad hace que la Plaça dels Traginers tenga su propio encanto (Autor: brieanddylan / photo on flickr)

Plaça dels Traginers (Autor: brieanddylan / photo on flickr)

Plaça Prim

This is one of the most emblematic squares of Poble Nou: it still has a special charm, probably driven by the facades of the XIX century that surround it and its simplicity: some banks, three unbelievable -and huge- trees and a lovely fountain. Oh, and a unique restaurant, Els Pescadors, which honors the maritime tradition of the area.

Plaça del Pi

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi, some terraces, craft shops and all the charm of Gothic come together in this vibrant and quiet square.

En el Barrio Gótico de Barcelona, entre la catedral y las ramblas está la Plaça del Pi

Plaça del Pi (Autor: cesar casellas / photo on flickr)

Plaça de Sant Agustí Vell

To choose one of the many squares in El Born is complicated, almost as much as finding a quiet place in such a busy and stressful neighborhood. However, Sant Agusti Vell manages to combine both.You can not miss it!


Detalle de la plaça de sant agustí vell

Plaça de Sant Agustí Vell Detail

Plaça del Diamant

Immortalized by the sharp pen of Rodoreda, the terraces hide a big secret: an air raid shelter from the Civil War that you can visit. Yes, but book in advance! Definitely a great place to escape the movement of Gracia.

La Plaça del Diamant es conocida por el refugio que hay bajo su superficie (Autor: xevirodeja / photo on flickr)

La Plaça del Diamant  (Autor: xevirodeja / photo on flickr)

Plaça de la Concòrdia

Noucentists buildings compete with Santa Maria del Remei to catch the attention of anyone who comes to this place. Although no one would say, Diagonal Avenue, the shopping center L’Illa or The Futbol Club Barcelona Stadium are a short walk from here, if you want to relive the history of Les Corts, you’re in the right place. Here, the buzz has no place!

Plaça de la Concordia - Barcelona

La Concòrdia, in Les Corts (Autor: Oh-Barcelona.com / photo on flickr)

Plaça del Xiprer

If you are looking to be surprised by the area of Sarria and Sant Gervasi, you’re in luck: an almost family atmosphere, very quiet and careful environment are the basic ingredients that make this charming square captivate you.

Plaça d’Osca

Sants is presented, increasingly, as a strong alternative to the ever-bustling district of Gracia. Further from the center, it is becoming an alternative if you are looking for a character neighborhood, and the Plaça d’Osca is the perfect place for it: focaccia, craft beer, burgers, tapas… Whatever you want!

(Autor:   / photo on flickr)

Plaça d’Osca (Autor: Oh-Barcelona.com / photo on flickr)

Plaça Masadas

Despite the AVE and all efforts to convert La Sagrera into a modern district, there are places that still stand the test of time. Plaça Masadas is one of them, flanked by arches of the XIX century, it seems that in its terraces the time stops.

(Autor: lapendeja / photo on flickr)

Plaça Masadas (Autor: lapendeja / photo on flickr)

And here ends our selection of charming squares in Barcelona. Do you know any one else?

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Photo credit: Julien Lagarde / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND


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One Comment

  1. I’m in love with Placa del Traginers. Found it purely by coincidence but now every time we are in Barcelona we always come back there. It has very special feel about it. Perhaps it comes from history…I so wish I could live there❤️

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