7 Enchanting Places To Read In Barcelona

Plaça Sant Felip Neri | © Marimbajlamesa/ flickr
Plaça Sant Felip Neri | © Marimbajlamesa/ flickr
For those of us who like reading, the only thing better than reading a good book is reading a good book in a beautiful and peaceful location. Here are 7 enchanting places in Barcelona, from picturesque squares to gardens with breathtaking views, to sit down and devour your favorite book.

Palau de Pedralbes Gardens

Palau Reial de Pedralbes is a beautiful building built in the early 20th century located in the district of Les Corts, right next to Avinguda Diagonal. The palace is surrounded by an enchanting garden filled with sculptures, fountains and different kinds of trees. You can sit down on a bench to read while listening to the soothing sound of the water and disconnect from the city.

Palau de Pedralbes,

Pati Manning, CCCB

This charming cloister located by the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona) is a peaceful retreat in the Raval neighborhood. The terrace bar inside the cloister is a perfect place to grab something to eat or drink and have a good read.

Pati Manning,

Parc de la Ciutadella

Ornamental fountains in the Parc de la Ciutadella
Ciutadella Park is brimming with activities | © Steve Allen Travel Photography / Alamy Stock Photo
Parc de la Ciutadella is the best-known park in Barcelona, and while in the summer it may be filled with tourists, it is the perfect place to relax with a book during the off-season. You can sit on a bench or by the beautiful fountain and enjoy this green oasis in the middle of Barcelona.
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Plaça Sant Felip Neri

Plaça Sant Felip Neri is a small hidden square located in El Gòtic district, and is arguably one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in Barcelona. All of the buildings that surround the square have a lot of history behind them; the most significant is the baroque church which gives the square its name.

Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona, Spain

Palau Robert Gardens

Palau Robert was built between 1898 and 1903 as a residence for the aristocrat Robert Robert i Surís. The building now belongs to the Catalan government and holds exhibitions and concerts. This neoclassical building is surrounded by gardens, which make it a perfect getaway from the city’s noise.

Palau Robert,

Miramar viewpoint

The Miramar viewpoint is named for the incredible view of the Mediterranean sea it offers. It is located by the Miramar Gardens in Montjuïc, which were created for the celebration of the 1929 International Exposition. Here, you’ll be able to sit down, relax, and admire the amazing sights of the city.

Miramar viewpoint, Barcelona, Spain

Joan Brossa Gardens

This beautiful park, also located in Montjuïc and built at the same time as the Miramar Gardens, is named after famous Catalan poet Joan Brossa. It’s another green area in Barcelona where you’ll be able to relax, take in the sun and read peacefully.

Jardins de Joan Brossa, Barcelona, Spain