Whenever you feel like escaping from the crowd bustling around La Rambla, turn to Carrer de l’Hospital – and move towards the house number 56. The sign read “Escola Massana” – which is an art school – but you don’t have to be an alumnus to enter the beautiful patio hidden behind a stone arch.
Its picturesque garden has become a local favorite – it is surprisingly quiet; even bearing in mind occasional chatter from the school’s students. You’d find locals snacking, or simply enjoying a rare moment of tranquility on one of the few benches. Just by the entrance El Jardí, a pleasant café, serves fixed lunch menu, drinks and simple tapas.
Metro: Liceu (line 3)