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