La terrazza is one of best open air clubs of Barcelona
When the moon slowly chases the sun from the sky, after the day tourists are gone, go to Poble Espanyol. Walk down the silent streets under a multitude of stars until the magic of La Terrazza slowly glitters to live. For 20 odd years La terrazza has been one of best (and most famous) open air clubs of Barcelona. The chill-out area (perfect for cocktails) under the waving palm trees, the gazebos, lookouts and some erotic paintings on the walls certainly add to the charm of this place. But, personally I love the spectacular views of the city. From the vantage point of Poble Espanyol it becomes an almost surreal experience.
La Terrrazza is located within the setting of Poble Espanyol
Poble Espanyol, is a remake of a mock “Spanish Village”. The idea came from architect Puig i Cadafalch, the aim was to display Spanish cultural and architectural diversity at the time. Poble Espanyol was constructed by the architects Francesc Folguera and Ramón Reventós, with the participation of Miquel Utrillo and the painter Xavier Nogués. Conceived in just 13 months for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition, the exhibition of 117 buildings on a 49,000 m2 plot oddly enough had an expiry date of six months. However, thanks to the overall success of the exhibition they were never demolished and some of the buildings have even outlived the original ones. In Poble Espanyol the buildings are grouped together, following the “archetypical model” of an Iberian village with a central square, town hall, church, restaurants and bars.
A beautiful replica of a Balearic mansion
La Terrazza justifiably prides itself on its’setting, high on the hill of Montjuic in the open air courtyard of a beautiful replica of a Balearic mansion (in this case of Majorcan descent). A cosmopolitan crowd from all corners of the globe gathers here under the stars to sip cocktails and dance the night away. Music is delivered by the best names in the music industry. Not surprisingly ‘DJ Mag ranked it 44th in the Top 100 of the best clubs in the world in 2010.
Celebrating 20 years
Now in its 20-year existence, La Terrazza celebrates its anniversary and well earned status among the 20 best top clubs of Spain with a national and international line up of DJ’s and parties. Just go to their website to see the upcoming events and order your tickets online. La terrazza is open on Fridays, Saturdays from 00.30 AM to 6.00 AM and Thursdays till 5.45 AM, only in the summer from May to October.
Discoteca La Terrrazza, Poble Espanyol
Av Francesc Ferrer Guàrdia 13 (Sants-Montjuïc), 08038 Barcelona
Web: La Terrazza Barcelona Poble Espanyol