Monday, April 13, 2009

Great Barcelona Bars with Terraces

This is a bit of a twist on the last few posts I've written about Great Barcelona Bars, and has been heavily influenced the sunshine finally making an appearance this Easter week! It was great to see the terraces fill up today, and as I strolled through Barcelona's Old Town with my family, we took a short cut through the Catalonian Library on Carrer Hospital, which has a great indoor patio, with a very unknown bar with a terrace called "El Jardi" (the Garden).
Barcelona Sights - El Jardi

Mandarin Trees and fountain - Barcelona sightsEl Jardi is a great little place tucked away from the crowds, but still very close to the main sights, such as Las Ramblas. El Jardi offers some Tapas style snacks, and a nice, sunny terrace to enjoy a cold beer or a coffee.
The actual "patio" of the Catalonian Library (an old Hospital to the sick, giving it's name to Carrer Hosptial) is a beautiful extensive open space with a great little fountain, surrounded by mandarin trees, which crosses the patio. At least I think they're mandarins!

Barcelona Sights - Terrace at Catalonian LibraryOn the opposite corner to El Jardi, another little terrace has popped up, which I haven't noticed before. This gives you another option for a quiet drink away from the crowds (and high prices) on the nearby Ramblas terraces. Both are a great place to start the night or for an early afternoon drink. I recommend you visit one (or both) next time you're passing by.

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