Barcelona Terrace Week: free activities at the city’s best hotels

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Terrace Week is the ideal opportunity to make the most of a whole host of free activities and to discover some of the hidden treasures in Barcelona's best hotels.

hotel terrace week

In summer, Barcelona really comes to life – al fresco living is a local speciality! Every year in early June, some of the city’s best hotels throw their doors open as part of Terrace Week.

Free activities in magnificent settings

Terrace Week is a major event on the Barcelona social scene since it was founded in 2011. 66 hotels signed up to the 2016 edition, offering over 230 original and free activities such as cookery and cocktail workshops, live music, zumba lessons, magic shows and special events for children.

Terrace Week: aaaand relax!

The terraces participating in the festival are absolutely magnificent, and most of them are located in 4- or 5-star hotels: there are some pretty impressive venues on the list! Take a look at the pictures and see for yourself…

Barcelona terrace week: Omm Hotel

Several of our favourite hotel terraces in Barcelona have joined in the action in previous years, including the 1898, the Duquesa de Cardona, the Condes de Barcelona, the España and the Pulitzer.

Terrace Week: the programme

Barcelona terrace week: Ohla hotel

As you can see, there’s a lot on offer! For certain events, you’ll need to sign up in advance by contacting the hotel in question. The list below should give you a good idea of the options, but it’s far from being exhaustive…

  • Flamenco guitar concert
  • Gin and Tonic workshop
  • Family activities
  • Cupcake decorating
  • Wine and cheese tasting
  • Magic shows
  • Swing dance for beginners
  • Tapas and cocktail workshop
  • Bossa Nova concert
  • Paella tasting
  • Jazz concert
  • Cranial massage
  • Zumba lessons

If you just want to relax, pick a terrace, choose your seat from the sofas and armchairs available, and take it easy!

Just what holidays were made for…
Barcelona terrace week view


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Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?