The center of Sant Cugat is full of charming squares filled with terraces where you can enjoy a wide range of outdoor dining. Some of them surely already know, but others are somewhat less crowded by locals and visitors. Below we have made a selection of the squares and some streets where you can enjoy their terraces.
Octavià Square is the most emblematic square in Sant Cugat because it is located right in front of the millenary Monastery. It is the largest and most impressive for its views of the Gothic façade of the Monastery church, even more so at night, when the building is illuminated and the rose window displays all the colors of the stained glass windows. Octavià square has an abundant gastronomic offer with several restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlors. You can not miss the opportunity to sit on one of its terraces and enjoy an aperitif or a good meal with great views!
Located right next to Plaça Octavià , Plaça Augusta is a small square for a younger public. From the terraces of the establishments in the Plaça Augusta you can enjoy the profile of the bell tower and the dome of the Monastery, as well as views of its gardens and one of the defense towers of the old wall of the monastic complex.
Plaça de Pep Ventura
Not far from the previous ones, Plaça Pep Ventura is a small sandy square that maintains a certain essence of a village with traditional houses. The gastronomic offer is very varied, including market and Asian cuisine. In addition, all the restaurants in Pep Ventura have terraces and the Comic Museum is located there.
Plaça de Pere San and Carrer Major
The heart of the old center of Sant Cugat, Plaça Pere San is home to the oldest market in the city, dating back to 1911, now converted into a gastronomic space. The traditional fish, meat and sausage stalls have been renovated and offer a wide range of dishes and drinks both inside and on the terrace. The entire square of Pere San is full of restaurants and cafes, some of them located under the porches of the houses that go down the main street. This street connects with Plaça Octavià and is full of restaurants of all kinds of cuisine: Italian, Japanese, market and tapas.
Carrer de Santiago Rusiñol
We could say that Santiago Rusiñol Street is the main pedestrian axis of Sant Cugat. Almost everyone who has to walk through the center ends up passing through this commercial street. That is why it has a multitude of bars, restaurants, cafes, bakeries and pastry shops with terraces where you can sit and watch the people of Sant Cugat parade up and down.
Plaça de Barcelona
Undoubtedly, the square with the most traditional character of Sant Cugat is Plaça Barcelona. It retains much of the appearance of a village square with low houses and large plane trees for shade. It is ideal to enjoy the tranquility of the many terraces while the children play.
A unique space if ever there was one, the Mercantic is a covered and uncovered market with stalls selling furniture, crafts, art, books and food. It has a great gastronomic offer with market cuisine, traditional Catalan, vegan and French, which on weekends is extended with food trucks and is enlivened with concerts and vermouth.
Plaça de Miquel Ros
The Miquel Ros square is a lively square in the district of La Floresta, and is located just in front of the railroad station (FGC). The few, but good locals of this space give life to the station area of the neighborhood that are just completed with other establishments in the surrounding area.
NO MATTER WHERE YOU DECIDE TO GO, THEY ARE ALL A HIT!