Plaça de Sol

Nightlife Area / Outdoor Activity / Square
Plaça de Sol Much of the life in the trendy residential district of Gràcia revolves around the many squares nestled among the area's narrow streets. Barcelona Spain 41.4014513 2.1568094
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Plaça de Sol - Nightlife Area | Outdoor Activity | Square in Barcelona.
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Party Earth Review Much of the life in the trendy residential district of Gràcia revolves around the many squares nestled among the area’s narrow streets. The most famous of these charming squares is Plaça de Sol, located in the heart of... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Fontana

  • Hours:

    24/7

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Plaça de Sol Review

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Much of the life in the trendy residential district of Gràcia revolves around the many squares nestled among the area's narrow streets.

Much of the life in the trendy residential district of Gràcia revolves around the many squares nestled among the area’s narrow streets. The most famous of these charming squares is Plaça de Sol, located in the heart of the district and surrounded on all sides by bars and restaurants.

At its liveliest on warm spring and summer nights, Plaça de Sol welcomes hordes of local residents who descend on the space with their kids, dogs, bikes, and skateboards and either pull up a seat at one of the outdoor cafés or simply plop down on any available surface for an evening of low-key socializing.

Everyone from dreadlocked loafers in tatty vests to cocktail-sipping señoritas in chic summer dresses enjoys passing time with friends here, as attested to by the hundreds of conversations that echo off the façades of the aging buildings.

A good way to spend any night on the square is to savor some vegetarian tapas at Sol Soler (Plaça de Sol, 21) followed by drinks at Café del Sol (Plaça de Sol, 16) – a favorite with students – and then a jaunt to the fun-loving Eldorado dance bar, the perfect place to carry on the party after the local police arrive in Plaça de Sol to gently usher folks to bed.

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Tip from Jonah:

Anyone looking for a bit of relaxed entertainment should check out Eldorado. This bar on the square has a pool table and foosball table and offers excellent African/Latin live music every Thursday at 10:30pm – no cover charge.

  • Crowd

    Mostly locals and international residents, all ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Al fresco drinking in bars or on benches.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Tapas, bar snacks, kebabs, and pizza sold at various venues around the square.

  • Prices

    Kebabs €2, tapas €2. Beer €2.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Anytime starting in the early evening.

Plaça de Sol User Reviews

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The Essence of Gracia
Gregor G. Oct 2, 2012
Gracia is the perfect neighborhood for Barcelona lodging and the Placa de Sol provides the ideal centerpiece. Just north of the old city - Gracia is quiet during the day, but vibrates with a vitality at night that feels much more genuine than than the tourist-clogged Rambla and other larger plazas near Catalunya Station. Lots of super food choices nearby - with a special shout-out for Botafumeiro, one of finest fish restaurants in all of Catalonia. Be warned: it's expensive, but definitely worth every Euro! If you love "local" - you'll find the Placa de Sol is definitely the real deal.
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