The best urban patios to enjoy springtime in Barcelona.

Let's face it, spring in Barcelona is lived intensely. Everyone eagerly awaits its arrival to go out to its streets, squares, and, especially, to make use of those hidden corners such as urban patios. These places, the best-kept secret of the locals, become perfect havens to escape from the frenetic pace once the threshold of the door is crossed.

Three concepts define them: peace, vegetation and freshness. It's not only the pleasant Mediterranean climate that invites locals and visitors to enjoy the outdoors, but also the unique beauty and tranquility of these spaces that combine architecture, history and nature in the heart of the city.

But as with everything, one must choose wisely. And that's why we are here, to guide you through the best patios that, like the city itself, blend tradition with modernity. In them, spring is felt with all the senses: the scent of flowers, the relaxing sound of water, the softness of fresh air, and, of course, the unmatched aesthetics of their vibrant spaces. But also, why not say it, with the most appetizing cocktails and dishes from the area. If you're looking for a serene and charming environment to experience Barcelona from within, these are some of the addresses you should note down to fully immerse yourself in spring.

1. The patio of Bar La Central

The trendy spot in the heart of El Raval. This quiet patio in the former gardens of the Casa de la Misericordia invites you to forget the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. Surrounded by palm trees and orange trees, it is the ideal place to read a book purchased at the bookstore La Central, while enjoying the sound of its small waterfall. A cozy oasis where children and dogs are welcome, accessible from Carrer Elisabets or directly from the bookstore.

Carrer d'Elisabets, 6

2. Antic Teatre

A classic that cannot be missed. Located between the Santa Caterina Market and the Palau de la Música, Antic Teatre is a cultural meeting point with a vibrant patio always bustling with activity. This space, which survives thanks to the community and its events, is a refuge for creative freedom and conversations under the leaves of its centennial tree. A bar with a terrace that reflects the independent and creative spirit of Barcelona.

 C. de Verdaguer i Callís, 12

3. Alice’s Secret Garden

Alice's Secret Garden is an urban oasis in the Eixample district that exudes love from every corner. With its eclectic furniture and lush greenery, this space offers a unique experience to enjoy brunches, afterworks, and cultural events. The passion of its owner, Freddie, has transformed this place into a charming haven for nature and creativity lovers.

 C/ de Pau Claris, 90

4. Ateneu Barcelonés

El Jardí de l’Ateneu is a space of tranquility and culture in the heart of Barcelona. With limited access, it opens to the public during special events, offering a peaceful environment with towering palm trees and a small pond. A historic place, ideal for reading and relaxation. You'll be tempted to become a member.

Carrer de la Canuda, 6

5. Bar El Jardí

In the former Raval hospital, now converted into a library, you'll find the patio of El Jardí. This space, known for its Gothic cloister and lush vegetation, is a magical place to enjoy tapas and cocktails. A corner full of history and tranquility, perfect for a break in the city.

Carrer de l'Hospital, 56

6. Pulitzer Barcelona - The Greenhouse

Finally, we can't forget our own urban patio: The Greenhouse at Pulitzer Barcelona. This hidden greenhouse is an idyllic gastronomic oasis offering slow food cuisine in an atmosphere filled with plants and natural light. A perfect space for those seeking a fresh and sustainable culinary experience in the heart of Barcelona, which is now also open every weekend.

 C/ de Bergara, 8