Barcelona's climate is a blessing most of the year. It is one of the great incentives for tourists who visit the city, and one of the most important points that make expats decide to choose Barcelona as their home for a few months, years or for a lifetime. Barcelona has lovely temperatures, that are ideal for enjoying the outdoors. Therefore, apartments with terraces are much sought after by both tourists and locals of the Catalan capital, and luckily many apartments in the Ciudad Condal have one. If you are looking to rent a flat in Barcelona, one of the requirements of many people is that it has a terrace, something that the architects of buildings in Barcelona are very aware of. In most cases, the apartments with a terrace are at the top floor, since it can have nice and clear views then. But not all apartments with a terrace are penthouses, nor do all penthouses have a terrace. There are terraces for every taste, some small, almost like a balcony, where only a small table and two chairs will fit, and others of huge dimensions, sometimes even larger than the apartment itself. Terraces are often used for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and many of them have a wood or charcoal barbecue, so you can grill delicious meat, that the markets and food stores of the Catalan capital have to offer. Terraces also serve the purpose of sunbathing. The Barcelona sun can be hot and burning in spring and summer, and it makes you relax in autumn and winter. Children enjoy playing games on the terrace, and pets also enjoy sunny days.
Terraces in Barcelona buildings can be found on the top floors, on intermediate floors or on ground floors. In Barcelona there are many ground floor apartments with terraces or gardens, and it is therefore a type of property that is very much in demand. Dimensions and owners’ association allowing, you can even build a swimming pool. Some terraces in apartment buildings in wealthy areas of Barcelona have swimming pools on the rooftop, such as the Front Marítim del Poblenou or Pedralbes. Barcelona is an ideal city to enjoy the terraces for its spectacular and beneficial climate, and therefore the real estate portfolio of the Ciudad Condal is full of properties with this much desired feature. However, you must take into account, that terraces and gardens are very much in demand, therefore the prices of these apartments are a little higher than the rest, and if you have an apartment with sea views, prices can be considerably higher. Ground floor apartments with terraces and gardens are also much requested, and the price will then depend on its brightness, its spaciousness, its privacy, and the area in which the house is located.